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MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at University of British Columbia

Course(s) Offered: Development related fields
Course Level: Undergraduate, Graduate (masters)
Provider: MasterCard Foundation
Country to Study in: Canada

Scholarship Description
The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is a $500 million initiative to inspire young people — particularly from Africa — to lead change through education.

The University of British Columbia, Canada is pleased to partner with The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program to provide comprehensive scholarships to students from Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Program provides access to education for academically talented, yet economically marginalized young people. More than 110 students from Africa will receive comprehensive scholarships to live and learn at the University of British Columbia thanks to a $25 million grant from The MasterCard Foundation.

The first cohort of Scholars will arrived at UBC in fall 2013. Over the next 10 years, UBC expects to welcome 77 undergraduate and 35 master’s degree students through the Program.

UBC is among the first Canadian universities to join The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program and one of few (about 15) institutions in the world participating in the $500 million global education initiative.

Eligibility
Undergraduate Eligibility and Selection Criteria:
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.

To be eligible for consideration as an undergraduate for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at UBC, students must be nominated. 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;
  • be applying for their first undergraduate degree in one of the following Faculties at UBC’s Vancouver campus:
    • Faculty of Arts
    • Faculty of Applied Science (Engineering)
    • Faculty of Forestry (Bachelor of Science in Forestry)
    • Faculty of Land & Food Systems (including Global Resource Systems; Food, Nutrition & Health; Applied Biology [Applied Animal Biology, Applied Plant & Soil Sciences or Food & the Environment])
    • Sauder School of Business (Bachelor of Commerce)
  • be an international student who will be studying at UBC on a Canadian Study Permit;
  • commit to returning to Africa immediately after graduation from UBC in order to apply their training and skills to the betterment of others.

Graduate Eligibility and Selection Criteria:
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;
  • be applying for a Master’s degree in one of the following Faculties and programs at UBC’s Vancouver campus;
    • Sauder School of Business
      • Full-Time MBA Programs
    • Faculty of Forestry
      • Master of Science (MSc)
      • Master of Applied Science (MASc)
      • Master of Sustainable Forest Management (MSFM)
      • Master of International Forestry (MIF)
    • Faculty of Land and Food Systems
      • Master of Food and Resource Economics (MFRE)
      • Master of Food Science (MFS)
      • Master of Land and Water Systems (MLWS)
  • be a person who requires a Canadian study permit to study in Canada;
  • commit to returning to Africa immediately after graduation from UBC in order to apply their training and skills to the betterment of others.

Scholars in the Program have a demonstrated commitment to giving back to their communities and develop the leadership needed to contribute to social and economic transformation across the continent.

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