Duke University, USA in partnership with MasterCard Foundation Scholars’ Program is offering Undergraduate Scholarships to students from Sub-Saharan Africa 2018. Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892.
The MasterCard Foundation Scholars at Duke University represent the intellect and energy of the youth of Sub-Sahara Africa. With a financial commitment of $13.5 million from The MasterCard Foundation, Duke will educate seven classes of five students — a total of 35 students — over the next 10 years.
The Duke University class of 2016, 2017 and 2018 include 15 of these outstanding scholars selected not only for their academic capabilities, but also for their desire to become change agents in Africa. The MasterCard Foundation Scholars studying at Duke University are from South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Mauritius, and Zimbabwe.
One of Duke’s great advantages for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars is the network of resources the university provides to scholars, their families, and students who are interested in the program.
Offered Since: 2012
Eligible Countries: Sub-Sahara African countries
To be taken at (country): Duke University, USA
Eligible Fields of Study: Courses offered at the university.
Selection Criteria and Eligibility: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars’ Program at Duke is open to students from sub-Sahara Africa who demonstrate financial need, academic ability and merit, and show commitment to improving the lives of others in their communities.
Students apply to Duke first, and are then considered for the MasterCard Foundation Scholars’ Program.
Number of Scholarships: 5 each year
Value of Scholarship: Full scholarship and mentor-ship program
Duration of Scholarship: Entire period of the study
How to Apply: By simply applying to Duke University, all students from Africa will be considered for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program based on academic talent, financial need, and interest in improving their communities.
Visit scholarship webpage for details
Sponsors: MasterCard Foundation
Application Deadline: Ongoing