Undergraduate MasterCard Foundation Scholarships at Duke University, USA 2016

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Brief description: Duke University, USA in Partnership with MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is offering Undergraduate Scholarships to Students from Sub-Saharan Africa 2016

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Eligible Field of Study: Courses offered at the university.

About Scholarship: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars at Duke University represent the intellect and energy of the youth of Sub-Saharan 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 and class of 2017 include ten 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.

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Scholarship Offered Since: 2012

Scholarship Type: Undergraduate degree

Selection Criteria and Eligibility

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Duke is open to students from sub-Saharan Africa who demonstrate financial need, academic ability and merit, and demonstrated 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 mentorship program

Duration of Scholarship: Full period of study

Eligible Countries: Sub-Saharan African students

To be taken at (country): Duke University, USA

Application Deadline: Early deadline: November 1 2015, Regular deadline: January 1 2016

Offered annually? Yes.

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


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