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Mastercard Foundation 2021 Scholarship for Undergraduate Students at KNUST

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (MCFSP at KNUST) provides academically talented yet economically disadvantaged young people in Ghana and Africa with access to quality university education. The Program offers an opportunity for its scholars to receive holistic training that empowers them to be change leaders. The Scholars Program embodies an array of services including mentorship, cultural transition, etc. that will lead to the scholar’s academic success, community engagement and transition to employment opportunities which will further the goal of social and economic transformation of Africa.

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About Mastercard Foundation

The Mastercard Foundation seeks a world where everyone has the opportunity to learn and prosper. All people, no matter where their starting point in life, should have an equal chance to succeed. We believe that with access to education, financial services, and skills training, people can have that chance. Our focus is helping economically disadvantaged young people in Africa to find opportunities to move themselves, their families, and their communities out of poverty to a better life.... read more


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Mastercard Foundation/KNUST Undergraduate Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of Mastercard Foundation/KNUST Undergraduate Scholarship

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

Requirements for Mastercard Foundation/KNUST Undergraduate Scholarship Qualification

  1. All Applicants must have a WASSCE or GBCE or ABCE or GCE O’Level and A’Level or their equivalent Results from an accredited/recognized institution and Certificate Ready and must meet KNUST’s Admission Requirements. NO AWAITING RESULTS candidate will be accepted. Applicant’s result must be at least a year old.
  2. The Applicant must demonstrate that he/she has Critical Economic Needs.
  3. The Applicant must have Proven Records of Leadership and Community Engagement(s).
  4. Priority shall be given to;

Females

Displaced Persons (Certified Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons, etc.)

Persons with Disability

  1. The Applicant must be prepared to Go-Back and Give-Back to his or her Community.
  2. The Applicant must NOT be enrolled in any tertiary institution.

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Documents Required for Application

When submitting your scholarship application form to the Secretariat, submit these additional documents;

  1. The printout of your application for admission at KNUST.
  2. Original Certificates for both O’Level and A’Level results or their equivalent results


Application Deadline

May 31, 2021


How to Apply

Download a copy of the 2021/2022 application form HERE

Submit the completed application form THROUGH EMS or any other courier mail to:

The Program Manager

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at KNUST Secretariat

Office of the Dean of Students

Private Mail Bag

KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana

For more details, visit MF website.

Note:

  1. There are absolutely No Charges/ Fees/ Facilitation/ Agents or Intermediaries Required at any stage of this process.
  2. Inaccurate information or fraudulent misrepresentation on the part of any applicant and any attempt to influence the process will lead to disqualification and a recommendation for dismissal.
  3. The decisions of the Selection Committee, also constituted by the Vice Chancellor, are Final.
  4. Telephone numbers, Skype IDs and email addresses provided by applicants should be Active at all times to receive critical information on their application.
  5. For further enquiry and assistance on how to apply, please contact the Secretariat on +233-206-030-790 / +233-3220-62975 or email us at [email protected] or [email protected] 
  6. Applicants shall not contact the Secretariat under any circumstances on the status of their application. The Secretariat would inform and contact applicants as when necessary.
  7. All Applicants must apply to KNUST for undergraduate admission in order to be considered for the scholarship


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