Nominations are ongoing for the 2021-22 Mastercard Foundation scholarship program for MSc students From Sub- Saharan African countries at McGill University, Canada.
The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program is aimed at creating a globally educated and highly qualified group of future leaders, who, upon graduation, can return to Africa to help foster the region’s development.
Toward these ends, McGill complements Scholars’ education with a comprehensive support system that includes mentorship, tailored support services, community service opportunities, and sustained programming relevant to their personal development.
The McGill program gives scholars guidance and funding for two internships in their home countries during their studies. These internships aim to sustain the Scholars’ connection with their home countries and build a path toward meaningful employment post-graduation.
McGill has a long history of academic and grassroots engagement in Africa and is home to a wide range of health, environmental, and social policy research with relevance to Africa.
It’s a fully-funded scholarship
- Students must meet the minimum graduate admissions requirements of McGill University
- He or she must be a citizen of and have lived a significant part of their life in a Sub-Saharan African Country
- Be admissible to one of the eligible programs at McGill University
- Have never registered for /completed any graduate studies
- Be nominated by a current McGill Professor or Staff Member from the department they wish to apply to
- Must be less than 35 years old at the time of application
- Have an exceptional record of service and activity in their school and community
- Demonstrate that their financial status is in the lowest two quintiles of their country
- Have an intent to return to their country immediately upon the completion of their degree with the goal of transforming their community through social and economic development.
A nomination includes the following:
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- University Transcript
- Short Personal Statement maximum of 350 words.
To nominate, click here
Application Deadline: January 31, 2021
For more information visit the official site.