The University of Toronto MasterCard Foundation offer The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Programme to develop Africa’s next generation of leaders. U of T will provide 67 African students with one of the world’s top-ranked educations. The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Programme opens up boundless opportunities for young Africans from economically disadvantaged communities, but with academic talent, potential to lead, and motivation to make a difference. As U of T graduates and global citizens, they will return to Africa with the tools to change lives within their communities and across borders.
Field of Study: First-entry undergraduate programs in either the Faculty of Arts and Science or the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Toronto MasterCard Foundation Scholars Programme, you must:
* be a resident and a graduating high school student of a country within Sub-Saharan Africa;
* demonstrate financial need correspondent to that of the lowest two quintiles of your country;
* have very strong academic results within your school system;
* have a record of leadership and extracurricular involvement;
* maintain a strong desire to return to Africa to assist and work towards enhanced regional socioeconomic development;
* be graduating from a recognized secondary school, or have completed the necessary academic requirements; and
* fulfill the necessary English requirements (dependent on country);
Number of Scholarships: 67 scholarships will be offered throughout the life of the program
Value of the program: you will receive a scholarship equivalent to the costs related to attaining a Bachelor’s degree, including travel, tuition, textbooks, housing, food, and living expenses. You will also receive financial, academic, social, and post-graduation support which will enable you to build experiences and competencies critical for academic success.
* Internships: The program includes two unpaid internships. The first will take place in the Toronto area for three months during your second summer to provide local practical work experience and skills. The second internship will take place in Africa during your third summer.
* There will be funding available to help you with the cost of a passport. If you do not own a passport, the program will aid in passport applications and related costs.
Duration of Scholarship: for a four-year undergraduate degree
How to Apply: Visit link below.