The MasterCard Foundation in collaboration with the McGill University Canada is offering The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program to all international undergraduate students who intend to start studying in this coming year 2018/2019.
Students who are from a socio-economic disadvantaged background, and demonstrates excellent leadership and academic abilities are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. This scholarship is targeted at students from French speaking countries, including sub-Saharan countries.
In Africa, there are many students who are unable to continue their education after graduating secondary school. Considering the rate of poverty and the high number of financially disadvantaged people living in Africa, it is notable to say that this has played a big role in preventing young students from enrolling for a degree program anywhere. Some students who are intelligent often get scholarships to fund their education.
One of the greatest mistakes some young people make is going to apply for academic loan. This has posed to be a big problem for them upon graduation. Why did I say so? This is because when they graduates, they will be required to pay back the loan they took to fund their education. At this time of their life, they should be seeking a job and planning on how to establish their life not worrying on how to pay back loans. In order to avoid this hassle and stress, it is more advisable to seek a student grant for your education.
Thanks to The MasterCard Foundation which is offering over $27 million worth of scholarships to eligible undergraduates from sub-Saharan African countries for the next decade. McGill University will be hosting over 91 successful at their campus. This institution offers various degree programs.
Access to quality education, full financial support, good mentoring services, community services, and employment opportunities will be benefitted by the recipients of this student grant offered by The MasterCard Foundation.
This scholarship has been offered since 2013.
All applications for this scholarship should be submitted by 10th December 2017.
Fully funded scholarship that lasts throughout one’s degree period.
Sub-Saharan African countries and French speaking countries.
This scholarship can be taken at McGill University, Canada.
You can study development related courses offered at the McGill University except the following:
Theology, Medicine, Law, Dentistry, Music, farm management, and Physical and occupational therapy.
67 awards will be given to undergraduates and 24 awards will be given to students enrolling for a graduate degree program at McGill University, Canada. This will total it 91 in all.
Interested applicants must meet the following criteria in order to be considered eligible for this scholarship.
- Admission into McGill University is very competitive and you must meet the admission requirements of the institution.
- This must be the first time you are applying for admission into a university. Transfer students will not be considered eligible for this scholarship.
- Interested applicants must be a native of a Sub-Saharan African country or a French speaking country and must also be residing there.
- You must prove that you can’t advance your education without this scholarship fund.