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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

Engineering student first MasterCard Foundation Scholar to earn degree at Arizona State University

Jan. 28 2015

Ibrahima Diop.  Photo: Sharon Keeler/ASU

Ibrahima Diop. Photo: Sharon Keeler/ASU

Ibrahima Diop is the first MasterCard Foundation Scholar to earn his undergraduate degree at Arizona State University (ASU).  Ibrahima told ASU News that The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is a “wonderful program that brings like-minded, ambitious people together who could be potential leaders of Africa. We will stay connected, and who knows where we will end up? Only borders separate us.”

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Scholar Florence Tesha reflects on what she learned as an exchange student in China

Jan. 26 2015

From Tanzania, to Duke University, to China, MasterCard Foundation Scholar Florence Tesha took a circuitous route to overcome her fears and so much more. In this Scholar Spotlight produced by Duke University, Florence describes how her classes on campus in Durham and her experiences at Duke in China, as well as Duke Kunshan University, helped her to learn a new language and embrace differences in others and herself.

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MASTERCARD FOUNDATION SCHOLARS KICK-OFF INAUGURAL DAY OF SERVICE

Jan. 19 2015

In November 2015, The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Council made good on the commitment it made at the Vancouver Scholars Convening: hold a day of service to give back to the communities in which they live – be it their campuses, local communities around the campus, or a nearby city.

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