MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at University of British Columbia

  1. DEADLINE: November 15, 2017.
  2. The University of British Columbia is pleased to partner with The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program to provide comprehensive scholarships to students from Sub-Saharan Africa. The Program provides access to education for academically talented, yet economically marginalized young people. Scholars in the Program have a demonstrated commitment to giving back to their communities and develop the leadership needed to contribute to social and economic transformation across the continent.Benefits
        • Full scholarships to academically promising undergraduate students from sub-Saharan Africa.


        • Be a citizen of a Sub-Saharan African country;
        • Present economically disadvantaged financial circumstances correspondent to that of the lowest two quintiles of their country’s socio-economic scale, and be able to show they lack financial means from family or other sources to pursue post-secondary (university) education in their home country or elsewhere;
        • Have achieved academic excellence (mostly ‘A’s) under difficult circumstances, and show leadership qualities or potential;
        • Demonstrate an interest in and commitment to giving back to his/her home community in ways that enhance the economic growth and social development of Africa, through engagement in activities outside the classroom, in the school and/or community;
        • Be graduating/recently graduated from a recognized senior secondary school;
        • Be applying for their first undergraduate degree in one of the following Faculties at UBC’s Vancouver campus:
          • Faculty of Arts
          • Faculty of Applied Science (Engineering)
          • Vancouver School of Economics (Bachelor of International Economics)
          • Faculty of Forestry
          • Faculty of Land & Food Systems (including Global Resource Systems; Food, Nutrition & Health; Applied Biology [Applied Animal Biology, Applied Plant & Soil Sciences or Food & the Environment])
          • Sauder School of Business (Bachelor of Commerce)
          • Faculty of Science
        • Be an international student who will be studying at UBC on a Canadian Study Permit;
        • Commit to returning to Africa immediately after graduation from UBC in order to apply their training and skills to the betterment of others.

    Eligible Regions: Sub-Saharan African countries.

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