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EDUCATION ADVANCES SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC PROGRESS

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program provides talented young people from economically disadvantaged communities, particularly in Africa, with access to quality and relevant education.

THE PROGRAM IS CREATING EDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP PATHWAYS

Throughout their education, Scholars receive comprehensive financial, academic, and social support, as well as opportunities for community service and internships.

  • Scholar Stories

    Two MasterCard Foundation Scholars tell us why attending high school has given them a chance to pursue their dreams.

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    Benefits of Secondary Education

    Secondary education is critical for young people - and their communities - to reach their full potential.

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STORIES & NEWS

Defying the odds: Two MasterCard Foundation Scholars graduate from Ashesi University College

Jun. 30 2015

Kpetermeni and BarikisuEarlier this month, Kpetermeni Siakor and Barikisu Muntari-Sumara graduated from their studies at Ashesi University College in Ghana.

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Mentorship inspiring a thousand generations

Jun. 30 2015

In an interview with Malawi24, Prince Jonathan Chirwa discusses the importance of mentorship programmes to students.  Jonathan is a MasterCard Foundation Scholar at McGill University.

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THE NEXT GENERATION OF AFRICAN LEADERS – Clare Muga Akinyi

Jun. 21 2015

Clare Muga Akiniyi is a MasterCard Foundation Scholar at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.  Clare was one of nearly fifty Scholars who participated in the Tertiary Scholars Convening at Stanford University in June 2015.  Her blog is the first in a series of posts from Scholars as they share their vision for a better world.  Clare tweets @ClareMuga.

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