Applications are currently ongoing for the 2018 MasterCard Foundation Scholarships at Duke University, USA. Interested students should see the details below.
Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. In 1924, tobacco and electric power industrialist James Buchanan Duke established The Duke Endowment, at which time the institution changed its name to honor his deceased father, Washington Duke.
Mastercard Foundation is an independent global foundation which states it “advances youth learning and promotes financial inclusion to catalyze prosperity in developing countries.”
The Duke University, USA in Partnership with MasterCard Foundation Scholars Programme invites applications from students who are looking to acquire a scholarship opportunity at the Institution.
About the Award: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars at Duke University represent the intellect and energy of the youth of Sub-Saharan Africa. With a financial commitment of $13.5 million from The MasterCard Foundation, Duke will educate seven classes of five students — a total of 35 students — over the next 10 years.
Application Deadline: Ongoing
Offered Annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: Sub-Saharan African countries
Host Country: Duke University, USA
Course Level: Undergraduate
Number of Scholarships: 5 each year
Value of Scholarship: Full scholarship and mentorship program
Duration of Scholarship: Full period of study
Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for this scholarship program, applicants must:
- be citizens of a Sub-Saharan Country
- be able to demonstrate financial need, academic ability and merit
- have applied or applying to Duke University, USA
How to Apply for the Scholarship
All students from Africa will be considered for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program based on academic talent, financial need, and interest in improving their communities by simply applying to Duke University.