University of British Colombia Mastercard Foundation Scholarship for Study in Canada

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The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at UBC for undergraduate students is open to first-time applicants who are residents and citizens of a Sub-Saharan African country. This program targets academically qualified, yet economically disadvantaged, young people in Africa who will contribute to the transformation of the continent.

Eligibility:
To be eligible for consideration as an undergraduate for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at UBC, the nominee must:

  • Be a citizen of and residing in a Sub-Saharan African country;
  • Present economically disadvantaged financial circumstances, and be able to show they lack financial means from family or other sources to pursue post-secondary (university) education in their home country or elsewhere;
  • Have achieved academic excellence under difficult circumstances, and show leadership qualities or potential;
  • Demonstrate an interest in and commitment to giving back to his/her home community in ways that enhance the economic growth and social development of Africa, through engagement in activities outside the classroom, in the school and/or community;
  • Be graduating/recently graduated from a recognized senior secondary school;

Graduate:
To be eligible for consideration for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Masters’ Degree Program at UBC, the applicant must:

  • Have completed a Bachelor’s degree;
  • Be a citizen of and have lived a significant part of their life in a Sub-Saharan African country;
  • Present economically disadvantaged financial circumstances, and be able to show lack of financial means from family or other sources to pursue graduate education in their home country or elsewhere;
  • Have achieved academic excellence under difficult circumstances, and show leadership qualities or potential;
  • Demonstrate an interest in and commitment to giving back to his/her home community in ways that enhance the economic growth and social development of Africa, through engagement in activities in their current profession, university or community;

Application Procedure:

Undergraduate Application
Nominations

When students are confirmed for nomination, their high school or recognized non-profit organization must use the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program nomination package.

For the nomination package: MasterCard Foundation 2017-2018 Nomination Package_fillable

Graduate Application:
Election of Scholars

  • A university-wide selection coordinating committee will award the scholarships to the top scholars based on the nominations from the faculties and a comprehensive review of the MCF scholarship application. All successful applicants will be notified by April 2017.

Please note the Deadline Date for Submissions:
1. MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program Application NOVEMBER 6, 2016
2. UBC Faculty of Forestry and Faculty Land & Food Systems applications are due JANUARY 1, 2017.

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