How To Apply For 2018/2019 Mastercard Foundation Scholarship (MCFS) at Michigan State University(MSU)

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  1. How To Apply For 2018/2019 Mastercard Foundation Scholarship (MCFS) at Michigan State University(MSU)

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  1.        Mastercard Foundation is partnering with Michigan State University to offer 100% free Undergraduate and Post-graduate  scholarship to Africa students who are from economically disadvantaged communities but could not continue as a result of poor family background.
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  3. Brief description : The Mastercard Foundation Scholarship Programme(MCFSP) for African students is now open for candidates who wants to apply at Michigan State University(MSU),USA for 2018/2019 academic year

  4. Eligibility and criteria:
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  6.   Candidates who are applying for this scholarship MUST meet up with the following criteria;
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  8.   Undergraduates:
              NOTE ! : MSU is not currently recruiting candidates for Undergraduate MCF offer .We shall              update you if there is any change in future
  1. *Must be a resident and a citizen of sub-Saharan Africa
  2. *Must have strong academic performance 
  3. *Must demonstrate interest and capacity for voluntary services and school/community activities
  4. *Must posses leadership potential
  5. *Will be willing to cope with change and have interest foreign countries and culture
  6. *Must be financially unstable and from lowest income bracket in country of origin
  7. *Must be willing to return to serve their home country and enhance economic growth and social development at the end of the program
  8. * Must have successfully completed their secondary education  with good grades
  9. *Transfer students are not eligible
  10.        Graduates:
  11. *Must be a resident and a citizen of sub-Saharan Africa
  12. *Must have strong academic performance 
  13. *Must demonstrate interest and capacity for voluntary services and school/community activities
  14. *Must posses leadership potential
  15. *Will be willing to cope with change and have interest foreign countries and culture
  16. *Must be financially unstable and from lowest income bracket in country of origin
  17. *Must be willing to return to serve their home country and enhance economic growth and social development at the end of the program
  18. *Must have completed their bachelor’s degree from an African university with academic achievements suggestive of a continued academic success
  19. *Transfer students are not eligible
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  21. Benefits:Financialsupports,books,supplies,transportation,accomodation,stipends,skills training,giving back component,Alumni network etc.
  22. Duration:Full number of years as according to course duration
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  24.     Application deadline:-
  25.  Candidates must submit application before the following deadlines;
  26.  Undergraduates – Not yet fixed
  27. Graduates–   February 1, 2018
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  29.   Scholarship worth– 100%
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  31.  Eligible countries– African countries
  32. Scholarship offered since: 2012
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  34. Type of scholarship: Both undergraduate and Masters programme
  35. Number of scholarship spaces: Not specified
  36. Eligible Field of study: All courses offered at Michigan State University
  37. HOW TO APPLY:
  38.     To apply for the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship at MSU,
  39. Visit Undergraduate Scholarship webpage for details – 
  40. Visit Graduate scholarship webpage for details – 
  41. Important links:
  42. Print/download Undergraduate Supporting documents- 
  43. Print/download Graduate MCF Application form- 

  1.                        FAQ ;

  1. Who sponsors this Scholarship? :
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  3. Mastercard Foundation Scholarship Programme (MCFSP),at Michigan State University (MSU)
  4. Can you tell me more about this Scholarship?
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  6.       The Mastercard Foundation has partnered with Michigan State University(MSU) USA,to provide full(100%) tuition scholarships to both Undergraduate and graduate students from Sub-Saharan Africa.The institution will receive §45million in funding from the foundation to support over 185 scholars (100-four year undergraduates and 85 master’s degree students) throughout their course of study.
  7.      Students applying must have demonstrated academic talents,economically disadvantaged and have personal commitment towards giving back to their countries .
  8.      Other participating institutions includes;
  9. 1. African Leadership Academy
  10. 2. African Institute For 
  11. Mathematical Sciences
  12. 3. American University of Beirut-Faculty of Health Sciences
  13. 4. Ashesi University
  14. 5. Arizona State University
  15. 6. BRAC
  16. 7. Camfed
  17. 8. Carnegie Mellon University-Rwanda
  18. 9. Duke University
  19. 10. Earth University
  20. 11. Equity Group Foundation Wings To Fly
  21. 12. FAWE
  22. 13. KNUST
  23. 14. Makerere University
  24. 15. MCGill University
  25. 16. Michigan State University
  26. 17. Stanford University
  27. 18. University of British Columbia
  28. 19. University of California,Berkeley
  29. 20. University of Cape Town
  30. 21. University of Edinburgh
  31. 22. University of Pretoria
  32. 23. University of Toronto
  33. 24. Wellesley College
  34.  The estimated cost of this scholarship is §700 Million

For enquiries about Mastercard Scholarship Foundation at Michigan State University, contact :  [email protected]

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