The McGill University, Canada in conjuction with the MasterCard Foundation Scholars is inviting applications

The McGill University, Canada in conjuction with the MasterCard Foundation Scholars is inviting applications from individuals who are willing to undergo a degree program at the Institution. This scholarship program will provide academically talented, economically disadvantaged young people from Africa with access to quality university education

Application Deadline: 31st January 2020

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Sub-Saharan African countries

To be taken at (country): McGill University Canada

Type: Masters (Non Thesis)

Value Of Scholarship: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars at McGill will receive a holistic set of financial, social, and academic supports throughout their education and during their post-graduate transitions.

Eligibility:  To be eligible, applicants must;

  1. Be admissible to one of the eligible programs at McGill University (see Program List below);
  2. Have never completed any graduate studies;
  3. Be nominated by a professor of a recognized Mastercard Foundation Partner University, or;
  4. Be nominated by a current McGill Professor or Staff Member ( Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program – 2020 Nomination Form.pdf);
  5. Be a citizen of and have lived a significant part of your life in a Sub-Saharan African Country (see List of Eligible Countries below);
  6. Have an exceptional record of service and activity in your school and/or community;
  7. Have an intent to return to your country immediately upon the completion of your degree with the goal of transforming your community through social and economic development;
  8. Demonstrate that your financial status is in the lowest two quintiles of your country.

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