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International University of the United States in Africa (USIU-Africa) Young Africans’ Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program for 2023–2024 (Fully Funded)

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Call for Applications. Apply for Young Africans’ Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program for 2023–2024 (Fully Funded) | Deadline for applications: February 20, 2023, 11:59 p.m. (East Africa Time)

About The Mastercards Global Program

In its global Scholars Program, the Mastercard Foundation has partnered with United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa). This program will give academically gifted African kids who are constrained by their financial situation, gender, location, or handicap the chance to attend top-tier universities.

Title:

Young Africans’ Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program for 2023–2024 (Fully Funded)

Nationality:

 ALL

Funding:

Fully Funded Scholarship

Deadline:

February 20, 2023

Duration:

 

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Young Africans who are first-time candidates for undergraduate degrees will receive full scholarships through the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at USIU-Africa. After completing their studies, scholars will be expected to spearhead community change and contribute to significant transformation across the continent, having acquired credentials that are both globally recognized and locally relevant.

The scholarship is intended for young Africans who fit the following criteria: young men, young women, refugees or internally displaced youth, persons with disabilities, or both.

talent in the classroom dedication to giving back to their communities

Having promise as a leader

Registered refugees, youth who have been displaced, and people with disabilities will receive priority.

Eligibility:

·      being under the age of 29 at the time of application

·      meet the Kenya Commission for University Education’s minimum entry grade requirement of C+ or higher, or its equivalent. A C+ or B- in the cluster topics of English, Mathematics, Biology, and Chemistry is required of applicants who are interested in taking courses at the school of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Candidates from other countries must meet the requirements.

·      For the USIU-Africa Scholars Program, applicants must be interested in one of the following 13 undergraduate degree programs that have been approved:

·      Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Technology, Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Technology, Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering, and Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Analytics are all offered by the School of Science and Technology (SST).

·      Bachelor of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics are offered by the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (SPHS), as well as Bachelor of Communication, Cinematic and Creative Arts degrees (SCCCA) – Bachelor of Arts degrees in animation and film directing; Chandaria School of Business (CSB) – Bachelor of Science degrees in finance, international business administration, and accounting; School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) – Bachelor of Arts degrees in psychology and international relations;

·      has a track record of giving back to the community and serving in leadership roles.

·      Show evidence of socioeconomic deprivation.

Benefits

The USIU-Africa campus will provide comprehensive support for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars, which will include:

·      Fees for instruction and practical work; laptops, books, and other study resources; reasonable lodging and meals;

·      Stipend; health insurance;

·      Getting there and back from home;

·      availability of leadership education;

·      access to business education;

·      support on a psychosocial level, career guidance, and mentoring;

·      Disability needs shall be fairly accommodated.

Applying procedure:

·      The application form is available for free pickup at the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Office, located on the second floor of the School of Graduate Studies, Research and Extension, or it can be downloaded from the USIU-Africa website.

·      Please read the instructions and necessary details before completing the application form.

·      Send the entire application—along with any additional supporting documents—by email, making sure to scan everything in PDF format, including the scholarship application form. Send your application to mcfsp-applications@usiu.ac.ke, drop it off at the Scholars Program Office in the School of Graduate Studies, Research and Extension building at USIUAfrica, or mail it to the following address: Program Director, Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, United States International University – Africa, P. O. Box 14634 – 00800, Nairobi – Kenya.

NOTE

THERE SHOULD ONLY BE ONE COMPLETE APPLICATION SENT BY THE APPLICANTS. APPLICATIONS THAT ARE DUPLICATE OR INCOMPLETE WILL BE REJECTED. WARNING: CANVASING WILL RESULT IN AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION.

Timeline

Important deadlines and dates:

The call for applications will be published on Friday, January 20, 2023.

The deadline for applications is Monday, February 20, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. (East Africa Time)

**

Consider your application unsuccessful if you do not hear from USIU-Africa by this date, Sunday, April 30, 2023. We are unable to provide each candidate with individualized feedback due to the vast number of applications we have received.

Documents

Form of Application

 

Visit the USIU-Africa Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2023 – 2024

GUIDELINES

For further information, download “Guidelines to a Good Recommendation Letter”

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