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McGill University Canada – MasterCard Foundation Scholarships for African Students 2016/2017

McGill University Canada – MasterCard Foundation Scholarships for African Students 2016/2017

Brief description: The McGill University, Canada is partnering with the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program to offer undergraduate Scholarships for African students.

Eligible Field of Study

Development related courses – contact the University for Specific Details

About Scholarship

McGill University and The MasterCard Foundation are pleased to offer The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at McGill University for the 2016-2017 academic year. This prestigious scholarship recognizes students who are residents and citizens of Sub-Saharan African countries (including French-speaking students), who come from the most challenged socioeconomic backgrounds and who show outstanding academic and leadership abilities.

Thanks to a $27 million financial commitment from The MasterCard Foundation over the next decade, the Program will provide academically talented, economically disadvantaged young people from Africa with access to quality university education.McGill University Canada McGill will welcome 91 Scholars from Africa over the next ten years, some of whom will be coming from French-speaking countries.

In addition to financial support, Scholars are provided with a comprehensive support network that includes an array of mentoring and support services to ensure each student’s academic success, community service engagement and transition to socially relevant employment opportunities, when they return to Africa at the conclusion of their studies.

Scholarship Offered Since: 2013

Scholarship Type: Undergraduate scholarships for African students

Eligibility

  • You must qualify academically for admission to McGill University. Please note that admission is competitive.
  • You must be a first-time applicant to university (transfer applicants are not eligible).
  • You must be a resident and citizen of a Sub-Saharan African country. French-speaking applicants are welcome.
  • You must have an exceptional record of service and activity in your school and/or community.
  • You must have the potential for meaningful future service to your community as a leader engaged in dynamic local and global social change.
  • Your financial status must be in the lowest two quintiles of your country.

 

Selection Criteria

Admission to McGill University

  • Academic achievement and potential – academic admissibility is determined based on the applicant’s academic record.

Acceptance to The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

  • You must demonstrate an exceptional record of service and leadership in your school and/or your community. This may include organizing youth programs, assuming leadership roles in school activities, participating in clubs and teams, taking on responsibilities at home, advocacy and/or volunteering in your community.
  • You must be committed to returning to Africa after graduation to continue to give back to your community and country.
  • You must be from a low-income background. Your financial status will be verified.

To be considered for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at McGill University, you must demonstrate academic potential, exceptional records of service and activity in your schools and communities and/or the potential for meaningful community service through engagement as leaders in dynamic local and global social change efforts.

Number of Scholarships: Over the next ten years, McGill will welcome 67 MasterCard Foundation Scholars at the undergraduate level and another 24 at the Master’s level, for a total of 91.

Value of Scholarship: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars at McGill will receive a holistic set of financial, social, and academic supports throughout their education and during their post-graduate transitions.

Duration of Scholarship:  for the four years duration of the undergraduate degree

Eligible Countries: Sub-Saharan African countries

To be taken at (country): McGill University Canada

Application Deadline: The deadline for your application for admission to McGill University is December 10, 2015, and all supporting documents must be received by January 5, 2016.

Offered annually? Yes for the next 10 years

How to Apply

To apply for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program, you must submit an online application for admission to McGill University.

Because applicants to The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program do not have to pay the $102.20 application fee, you must follow a special application procedure. You will find detailed instructions on this special procedure, and complete information about applying to McGill as a MasterCard Foundation Scholar, from link below

For more information on how to apply for the The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at McGill visit Scholarship webpage

Sponsors: MasterCard Foundation

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