- The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology is a partnership between the two institutions that aims to contribute to societal change and transformation in Africa through education.
- The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at KNUST gives quality university education to academically talented yet economically disadvantaged young people from deprived communities in Ghana and Africa.
- These scholarships aim to empower qualified individuals with the capacity to give back to society and bring change to their communities.
- Recipients of these scholarships have access to comprehensive scholarships, skills training, transition support, and a resourceful alumni network.
- Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
Field(s) of Study
- Any undergraduate program at KNUST.
What does the scholarship cover?
- Comprehensive financial support (full tuition, fully paid on-campus accommodation, learning materials, transportation, and monthly stipend).
- Continued academic support through academic mentoring, virtual learning, life and career coaching, and tutoring.
- An academic environment where faculty and students engage with global issues.
- Regular group meetings with other scholars that focus on personal and professional development opportunities and activities tailored to build societal relationships and scholars’ capacity.
- Opportunities to participate in leadership congresses, community services, mentoring (Go-Back Give-Back), and uniquely sourced internships.
- The prestige of becoming part of the growing family of the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Alumni and the Global Scholars Community.
- The opportunity to be enrolled in an accelerated Master’s Degree after undergraduate studies with an MCF Partner institution in the USA.
How many scholarships are given?
- 1500 scholars will be trained between 2019 and 2029.
Which countries are targeted?
- Sub-Saharan African countries
Am I Eligible to Apply?
To qualify for this scholarship, you should:
- Have a WASSCE or GBCE or ABCE or GCE O-Level and A-Level or their equivalent results from an accredited/recognized institution. These results should not be more than five years old.
- Meet KNUST’s admission requirements for an undergraduate degree program.
- Have proven records of community engagement and leadership.
- Have proof of and demonstrate that you have critical economic needs.
- Be prepared to Go-Back and Give-Back to your community.
- Not be enrolled in any other tertiary institution.
- Priority shall be given to;
- Displaced Persons (Certified Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons, etc.)
- Persons with Disability
How do I Apply – Next Steps
- Download a copy of the application form from the website.
- Applicants in Ghana should then submit the completed application form THROUGH EMS or any other courier mail to:
The Program Manager,
MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at KNUST Secretariat
No 1 Africa Hall Impact Building
AK 315 4897
- In addition to the application form, international applicants should also submit:
- The printout of the application for admission at KNUST.
- Original certificates for both O-Level and A-Level results or their equivalent results
- Results indicating who the successful applicants are will be published on the program’s website once the selection process is complete.
- 31 July 2023
How do I get more information?
- Website: KNUST MasterCard Scholars Program