At University of California Berkeley, the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program provides holistic support – financial, academic, social, and career counseling – to Masters students from Sub-Saharan Africa from 2012 to 2020. UC Berkeley will receive $30 million in funding over the eight years as part of MFSP.
Fields of Study: Graduate Scholars are pursuing or have earned Master’s degrees in:
* Architecture (M.Arch)
* Art (MFA)
* Business Administration (MBA)*
* City & Regional Planning (MCP)
* Development Practice (MDP)
* Education (DMS, EMST, or MUSE)
* Energy & Resources (ERG)
* Engineering (M.Eng, MS)
o Master of Engineering (M.Eng), various concentrations
o Master of Science Civil and Environmental Engineering (MS)
o Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (MS)
o Mechanical Engineering (MS)
* Folklore (MA)
* Journalism (MJ)
* Information Management & Systems (MIMS)
* Public Health (MPH)
* Public Policy (MPP)
* Social Welfare (MSW)
Eligibility: The five main eligibility criteria are:
* Being a citizen of a Sub-Saharan African country
* All prospective Scholars must first be admitted to UC Berkeley to be considered for the Scholarship. An important criteria for admission to the University is demonstrated academic excellence.
* This Scholarship is designed for those extremely talented individuals who have no other means of acquiring the further education required to help realize their dreams and ambitions.
* Having demonstrated the will to give back to your community, country, or continent –well-rounded students who are engaged in activities beyond the classroom. Some may be directly related to your field of study, but this may also include other issues (social, economic, political) that you are working on and passionate about.
* Having expressed the desire and intention to return to your home country after completing your studies
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of the Program: Fully-funded scholarship
Duration of Scholarship: for the period of study
How to Apply: Visit link below.