Mastercard Arizona State University Baobab Digital Innovation Scholarship 2021/2022

In partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, Arizona State University will provide graduate scholarships to train 25 Mastercard Foundation alumni at the Master’s level for various programs over the next 5 years (2021 – 2025).

Baobab Digital Innovation Scholarship

This scholarship program is situated within EdPlus, a central enterprise unit for ASU, focused on the design and scalable delivery of digital teaching and learning models to increase student success and reduce barriers to achievement in higher education.

This is a fully immersive and traditional on-campus 2-year Master’s program with a focus on training EdTech experts for Africa. While classes are in session, Scholars will work part-time with the Baobab team to gain hands-on experience implementing the strategic objectives of the Baobab Platform. The Baobab Platform consists of the implementation of an online learning community that serves over 8,000 users and is expanding to support 100,000 young Africans globally over the next five years. Between the first and second year, Scholars will be supported to participate in a 2-month Africa-based internship that aligns with their program of study.

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Eligible Field(s): Scholarships are available for the following full time, on-campus graduate programs:

  • User Experience, MS
  • Graphic Information Technology, MS
  • Computer Science, MS
  • Information Technology, MS
  • Software Engineering, MS
  • Learning Sciences, MS
  • Digital Culture, MA

Baobab Digital Innovation Scholarship Eligibility

  • Applicants must want to apply for one of our eligible programs listed above.
  • Applicants must qualify academically for admission to the degree of their choice, that includes a high level of English proficiency.
  • Applicants must be a citizen of an African country.
  • Applicants must be an alumnus of a Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program before July 2021 (*Please refer to the application question: “Please select the institution where you graduated as an Mastercard Foundation Scholar” for the full list of eligible Scholars Program institutions).
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 35 on or before the application deadline.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a track record of leadership and service within their community.
  • Applicants must not have studied or intend to take up other graduate study before August 2021.
  • Applicants must be able to live in Phoenix, Arizona for the duration of the program.

Value of Award: The Scholarship will cover the following:

  • Costs incurred for visa application processing
  • Costs incurred for English language tests
  • Costs incurred for GRE or other equivalent exams
  • Airfare to and from Phoenix, Arizona
  • Full tuition, books and fees
  • Housing
  • Participation in Scholarship programming

Awards are tenable for the duration of the graduate program of study, and at the end of the award, candidates will be expected to return to Africa.

Duration of Award: 2 years

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How to Apply for Baobab Digital Innovation Scholarship

There are 2 ways to submit your application:

  1. To submit an online application, click NEXT.
  2. If you have limited internet access, you can complete and submit a downloadable version of the application to [email protected] To access the downloadable form click HERE.

For more information, visit the Baobab Digital Innovation Scholarship.

Application Deadline: 19th October 2020 16:00GMT (9:00AM AZ time)

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