Application Deadline: February 20, 2023
United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa) has partnered with the Mastercard Foundation in its global Scholars Program. This initiative will offer academically talented youth from Africa facing financial, gender, displacement, or disability constraints an opportunity to access world class university education.
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The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at USIU-Africa will provide full-cost scholarships to young Africans who are first-time undergraduate degree-seeking applicants. By completion of their studies, scholars will be required to lead changes in their communities and contribute to meaningful transformation across the continent, having been equipped with internationally recognized and locally applicable qualifications.
Be 29 years and below at the time of application.
Meet the minimum university entry grade of a C+ and above or its equivalent as set by the Kenya Commission for University Education. Applicants interested in courses in the school of Pharmacy and Health Sciences must have a mean grade of B- or its equivalent and at least a C+ or B- in the cluster subjects of English, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry. International applicants must meet the equivalent.
Have proven record of leadership involvement and community give back engagement.
The Mastercard Foundation Scholars at USIU-Africa will receive holistic support which includes:
Tuition and functional fees;
Laptops, books, and other learning materials;
Reasonable accommodation and meals;
Transport to and from home;
Access to leadership training;
Access to entrepreneurial training;
Psycho-social support, career counseling, and mentorship;
Disability needs will be reasonably catered for.