MasterCard Foundation Microfinance Scholars Program 2018

MasterCard Foundation Microfinance Scholars Program is ongoing. MasterCard Foundation Microfinance Scholars Program and the school of African Microfinance is now accepting application from qualified and interested candidates to attend the School of African Microfinance in Kenya.



The MasterCard Foundation Microfinance Scholars Program in collaboration with the School of African Microfinance is offering scholarship opportunities to outstanding individuals active in financial inclusion to attend SAM 2018.


About School of African Microfinance (SAM).

SAM, a two-week executive training program, specializes in building high performance microfinance institutions and accelerating access to financial services. The courses offered focus on providing knowledge and skills that ensure institutions have market focused strategies, execute flawlessly-deliver appropriate products and services;- and have the culture, structure and talent to perform.


At SAM, partcipants have an opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and interact with other professionals from a variety of frontier finance institutions and countries.


MasterCard Foundation Microfinance Scholars Program Eligibility.

Individuals from Africa who wish to apply to be considered for a scholarship, should demonstrate a passion to make greater impact. In addition, candidates should meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be in management and/or leadership levels in microfinance institutions or banks with more than seven years industry experience.
  • Microfinance Consultants who have in the past provided implementation support to financial institutions and are keen to increase their overall technical skills base.
  • Individuals from the financial institutions that apply different models in their service delivery e.g. savings and credit cooperatives.
  • Past scholars are not eligible to apply.

How to Apply for MasterCard Foundation Microfinance Scholars Program.

All interested and eligible individuals should send their Curriculum Vitae and duly completed SAM Application Form to [email protected] with a copy to [email protected] before 30th June 2018 for consideration.




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