The ASU Foundation for a New American University and The MasterCard Foundation are pleased to announce the availability of The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at ASU. This prestigious scholarship awarded to international students from Sub-Saharan Africa who come from the lowest socioeconomic quintiles and show outstanding academic and leadership abilities. To be considered for this award, candidate must demonstrate high academic achievement, exceptional records of service and activity in their schools and communities, and a commitment to return to Africa after their studies to make an impact on social and economic change in their home countries.
This scholarship is for candidates hoping to pursue an undergraduate program at Arizona state university, USA.
To apply for this scholarship, applicants must be:
- first-time freshman seeking a bachelor’s degree
- citizen of a Sub-Saharan African country
- currently living in Sub-Saharan Africa
What the scholarship covers
The Scholars program provides financial assistance equivalent to the costs related to the attainment of a bachelor’s degree, which must be obtained within eight semesters, or four academic years. The scholarship includes travel, tuition, housing, food, living expenses, internship experience in Sub-Saharan Africa, and cohort signature programs, such as a freshman retreat in northern Arizona, a Broadway show at Gammage Auditorium and a senior retreat. Students also are eligible to take up to nine credit hours of summer school course
Students are provided with a comprehensive support network that includes an array of mentoring and cultural transition services to ensure each student’s academic success, community engagement, and transition to employment opportunities that will further social and economic change in Africa.
The following are taken into consideration when selecting candidates for the award:
- academic achievement and potential
- demonstration of service and leadership in school or community
- motivation and commitment to return to Sub-Saharan Africa after graduation and give back
- verification of disadvantaged socio-economic status
How to apply
The mode of application is online. Click here for more information on how to apply.
Scholarship Application Deadline
The scholarship application deadline is 15th January, 2014