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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

Returning to Home Country and Giving Back – What Influences Decision-Making?

Do African recipients of international scholarships use their education to give back to their communities?  Do they return to their home country?  What influences their decision-making regarding when or how to give-back or go back to Africa?  Partners in The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program explore these and other questions among more than 1,000 African alumni.

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The Scholars Program at Camfed takes off in Ghana

Under the partnership with Camfed in Ghana, the first class of 64 tertiary Scholars and 720 secondary school Scholars have already gained admission for the 2013/2014 academic year.  Read about the rigorous selection process that Camfed undertakes to identify and enroll Scholars.

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Mar. 31 2014

Congrats to @munyamahiya on@MCFoundation scholarship to attend UCBerkeley. Disability is not inability! @linlarson2 pic.twitter.com/0WkEEUyrHI

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