MasterCard Foundation Scholarship – University of California 2024/2025

The opportunity to apply for the 2024/2025 MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of California, USA is now open to all African students who are pursuing undergraduate or postgraduate studies in the USA. This scholarship program aims to provide the next generation of leaders, who are committed to driving social and economic change in Africa, with access to top-quality education.


The MasterCard Foundation is sponsoring this scholarship program at the University of California, Berkeley. The scholarship covers tuition fees and provides a stipend to successful applicants. The number of awards available has not been disclosed by the sponsors.


To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be citizens of a Sub-Saharan African country. Those who are refugees, stateless, or have questions regarding their citizenship may still be eligible.
  • Applicants must possess excellent academic credentials and must first be admitted to UC Berkeley to be considered for the scholarship.
  • Applicants must come from an economically disadvantaged background, particularly extremely talented individuals who have no other means of acquiring the further education required to help realize their dreams and ambitions.
  • Applicants must demonstrate that they will give back to their community, country, or continent. They should be able to elaborate on this in their application to UC Berkeley, and later on the Scholarship application.
  • Applicants must express their desire and intention to return to their home country after completing their studies.

Both undergraduate and graduate degree seekers must first apply for admission to the university through the regular admissions process before they can be considered for the MasterCard Foundations Program Scholarship. Applicants are encouraged to apply for the scholarship and submit all required documents alongside their application for admission. The deadline for applications is ongoing.

For more information on how to apply, please visit the official website. Take advantage of this opportunity and apply now!


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