Kumasi, Ghana

Scholarship

Education

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Details

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (MCFSP at KNUST). Our goal is to raise the next generation of ethical and transformative leaders who would influence positive forward-looking changes in their respective home countries specifically and on the African Continent as a whole. MCFSP at KNUST provides comprehensive scholarships for access to quality university education to QUALIFIED academically talented, yet economically disadvantaged young people in Ghana and Africa.

 

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program offers an opportunity for her scholars to receive holistic training that empowers them to become effective change leaders. The Program provides an array of services including mentorship, ethical leadership seminars, skills training, etc. that will lead to the scholar’s academic success, community engagement and transition to employment opportunities which will equip the scholar to be a global citizen.

Criteria

  • At the time of application, all prospective candidates must have in their possession, a genuine and valid WASSCE or GBCE or ABCE or GCE O ‘Level & A ‘Level or their equivalent results from an accredited/recognized institutions. Applicant’s results must not be more than five years old
  • The candidates must further meet KNUST’s Admission Requirements. The scholarship is awarded contingent on the premise that the applicant is successfully admitted into a program at KNUST
  • For admission into KNUST Ghanaian applicants need to purchase an E voucher for the purpose and fill the application for admission whenever the online portal open
  • No awaiting results candidate will be processed for the scholarship
  • The Applicant must demonstrate that he/she has Critical Economic Needs
  • The Applicant must have Proven Records of Leadership and Community Engagement(s)
  • The Applicant must be prepared to Go-Back and Give-Back to his or her Community
  • The Applicant must NOT be enrolled in any tertiary institution

Priority shall be given to:

  • Females
  • Displaced Persons (Certified Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons, etc.)
  • Persons with Disability

Benefits

  • Comprehensive financial support (full tuition, fully paid on-campus accommodation, learning materials, transportation allowance and a full-year monthly stipend)
  • Counselling Support Services
  • Career Development Services (including Industrial Mentorship, Career Guidance, Professional Development, and Enterprise Development, amongst others)
  • Regular group meetings with other scholars that focus on personal and professional development opportunities and activities tailored to build societal relationships and scholars’ capacity
  • Continued academic support through academic mentoring, virtual learning, and tutoring
  • Opportunities to participate in leadership congresses, community services and mentoring (Go-back Give- Back)
  • Uniquely sourced internships with industry for Professional development
  • The prestige of becoming part of the growing family of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Alumni and networking with the Global Scholars Community

About Mastercard Foundation

The Mastercard Foundation is tackling the youth employment challenge in Africa. The Mastercard Foundation believes that employment is a leading pathway out of poverty for young people and their families. The Mastercard Foundation works with forward-looking organisations to provide greater access to education, training and financial services for economically disadvantaged people in Africa. As one of the world's largest private foundations, its mission is to advance education and promote financial inclusion in order to forge an inclusive and equitable world. The Foundation is based in Toronto, Canada, and has operated independently of Mastercard International since its inception in 2006.