Deadline: 03 July, 2020

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Programme (MFSP) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) provides academically talented yet economically disadvantaged young people in Ghana and Africa with access to quality university education. The programme offers an opportunity for its scholars to receive holistic training that empowers them to be change leaders. It embodies an array of services including mentorship, cultural transition, etc, that will lead to the scholar’s academic success, community engagement and transition to employment opportunities which will further the goal of social and economic transformation of Africa.

Benefits

  • Comprehensive financial support (full tuition, fully paid on-campus accommodation, learning materials, transportation and monthly stipend)
  • Counselling support services
  • Career development services, including industrial mentorship, career guidance, professional development, enterprise development amongst others
  • Regular group meetings with other scholars that focus on personal and professional development opportunities and activities tailored to build societal relationships and scholars’ capacity
  • Continued academic support through academic mentoring, virtual learning and tutoring
  • Opportunities to participate in leadership congresses, community services and mentoring (Go-Back Give-Back)
  • Uniquely sourced internships with industry for professional development
  • The prestige of becoming part of and networking with the growing family of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars alumni and the Global Scholars community

Eligibility

  • All applicants with WASSCE, GBCE, ABCE or GCE O’Level and A’Level, or their equivalent results from an accredited/recognised institution and Certificate Ready and meets KNUST’s admission requirements. No awaiting results candidate will be accepted. Applicant’s result must be at least a year old
  • The applicant must demonstrate that he/she has critical economic needs
  • The applicant must have proven records of leadership and community engagement(s)
  • Priority shall be given to females, displaced persons (Certified Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons, etc.), persons with disability
  • The applicant must be prepared to Go-Back and Give-Back to his or her community

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: USAID Africa

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