Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at McGill University 2020/2021

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McGill University and the Mastercard Foundation are pleased to offer full scholarships to economically challenged, academically gifted Master’s students from Sub-Saharan Africa through the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program for the 2020/2021 academic year.

This scholarship program is designed to sponsor outstanding, community engaged students to attend university who otherwise would not have the opportunity, thereby, fostering the development of future Sub-Saharan African leaders and entrepreneurs.

About the Program

A central goal of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program is to create a globally educated and highly qualified group of future leaders, who, upon graduation, can return to Africa to help foster the region’s development. Toward these ends, McGill complements Scholars’ education with a comprehensive support system that includes mentorship, tailored support services, community service opportunities and sustained programming relevant to their personal development.

Scholars also receive guidance and funding for two internships in their home countries during their studies. These internships aim to sustain the Scholars’ connection with their home countries and build a path toward meaningful employment post-graduation.

Benefits

  • In addition to financial support, Scholars are provided with a comprehensive support network that includes an array of mentoring and support services to ensure each student’s academic success, community service engagement and transition to socially relevant employment opportunities, when they return to Africa at the conclusion of their studies.

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Eligibility

Applicants must

  • Be admissible to one of the eligible programs at McGill University;
  • Have never completed any graduate studies;
  • Be nominated by a professor of a recognized Mastercard Foundation Partner University, or;
  • Be nominated by a current McGill Professor or Staff Member;
  • Be a citizen of and have lived a significant part of your life in a Sub-Saharan African Country;
  • Have an exceptional record of service and activity in your school and/or community;
  • Have an intent to return to your country immediately upon the completion of your degree with the goal of transforming your community through social and economic development;
  • Demonstrate that your financial status is in the lowest two quintiles of your country.

How to Apply for Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at McGill University

Because applicants to The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program do not have to pay the $107.50 application fee, you must follow a special application procedure.

You will find detailed instructions on this special procedure, and complete information about applying to McGill as a MasterCard Foundation Scholar, from the link below.

For more information, visit Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at McGill.

Application Deadlines:

  • Deadline to submit the Application for Admission in uApply: Your program’s deadline
  • Deadline to submit MCF Supporting Documents in uApply: January 31, 2020

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