Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at KNUST: Are you an academically talented young individual from Africa with limited financial resources? Look no further! The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (MCFSP at KNUST) is now accepting applications for the 2023/2024 intake. This comprehensive scholarship program aims to provide access to quality university education to economically disadvantaged yet qualified students from Ghana and across Africa.
- Scholarship Sponsor(s): Mastercard Foundation/ KNUST
- Scholarship Type: Fully Funded Scholarships
- Host Institution(s): KNUST, Ghana
- Scholarship Worth: Varies
- Number of Awards: Several
- Study Level: Postgraduate
- Nationality: Africans
Eligibility Criteria for the KNUST Mastercard Foundation Scholarship 2023
To be eligible for this prestigious scholarship, applicants must meet the following conditions:
- Educational Background: Applicants must possess a valid and genuine WASSCE, GBCE, ABCE, GCE O’Level & A’Level, or equivalent results from an accredited/recognized institution. The results should not be more than five years old. Please note that candidates awaiting results will not be considered for the scholarship.
- Admission Requirements: Prospective candidates must meet KNUST’s admission requirements. The scholarship is awarded on the condition that the applicant is successfully admitted into a program at KNUST.
- Critical Economic Needs: Applicants must demonstrate that they have critical economic needs, highlighting their financial challenges and limitations.
- Leadership and Community Engagement: Candidates should have proven records of leadership and active involvement in community engagement activities.
Benefits of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program
Successful recipients of the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship at KNUST will enjoy a range of benefits, including:
- Comprehensive Financial Support: The scholarship covers full tuition fees, fully paid on-campus accommodation, learning materials, transportation allowance, and a full-year monthly stipend.
- Counselling Support Services: Scholars will have access to counseling support services to assist them throughout their academic journey.
- Career Development Services: The program offers career development services, such as industrial mentorship, career guidance, professional development, and enterprise development, among others.
- Personal and Professional Development Opportunities: Regular group meetings with fellow scholars will provide opportunities for personal and professional growth, building strong relationships, and enhancing scholars’ capacity.
- Academic Support: Scholars will receive continued academic support through academic mentoring, virtual learning platforms, and tutoring.
- Additional Benefits: The program offers various other benefits, which can be found on the official website.
Application Procedures for the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship
Follow these steps to apply for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at KNUST:
- Download Application Form: Eligible candidates can download the application form free of charge from the official website.
- Complete the Application: Fill in the application form accurately and provide all necessary details.
- Submit Application: Submit the completed application form via EMS or any other courier mail to the following address:The Program Manager
Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at KNUST
Africa Hall Road, Impact Building
- Additional Documents: International applicants must include additional documents, such as a printout of the application for admission at KNUST and high school results (e.g., WASSCE, GBCE, GCE, etc.).
The deadline for submitting applications is July 31, 2023.
For More Information
To find further details about the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at KNUST and the application process, visit the official website. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to pursue your postgraduate studies with full financial support. Apply today and unlock your potential!