Call for Application: Mastercard Scholars Program at KNUST 2022/23 [Fully funded]

Mastercard Scholars Program at KNUST 2022/23
  • Host: KNUST
  • Open to: Africans
  • Target: Undergraduates
  • Deadline: 30th Jun. 2022

Applications for the Mastercard Scholars Program at KNUST for the 2022/23 session are now open.

About the Mastercard Scholars Program at KNUST

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) offers comprehensive scholarships and quality university education to qualified young people academically talented, yet facing economical challenges in Ghana Africa,

The Mastercard Scholars Program at KNUST provides an opportunity for her scholars to receive holistic training that equips them to become effective change leaders. The Program offers a range of services such as mentorship, ethical leadership seminars, skills training, etc. that will lead to the scholar’s academic success, community engagement, and transition to employment opportunities which will equip the scholar to be a global citizen.

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The goal is to raise the next generation of ethical and transformative leaders who would influence positive forward-looking changes in their respective home countries specifically and on the African Continent as a whole.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants of the Mastercard Scholars Program at KNUST must meet the following requirements at the time of application.

  • all prospective candidates must have in their possession, a genuine and valid WASSCE or GBCE or ABCE or GCE O ‘Level & A ‘Level or their equivalent results from an accredited/recognized institution. Applicant’s results must not be more than five years old.
  • The candidates must further meet KNUST’s Admission Requirements. The scholarship is awarded contingent on the premise that the applicant is successfully admitted into a program at KNUST.
  • The Applicant must demonstrate that he/she has Critical Economic Needs.
  • The Applicant must have Proven Records of Leadership and Community Engagement(s).
  • Priority shall be given to:
    • Females
    • Displaced Persons (Certified Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons, etc.)
    • Persons with Disability
  • The Applicant must be prepared to Go-Back and Give-Back to his or her Community.
  • The Applicant must NOT be enrolled in any tertiary institution.
  • Comprehensive financial support (full tuition, fully paid on-campus accommodation, learning materials, transportation allowance, and a full-year monthly stipend).
  • Counseling Support Services.
  • Career Development Services (including Industrial Mentorship, Career Guidance, Professional Development, and Enterprise Development, amongst others).
  • Regular group meetings with other scholars that focus on personal and professional development opportunities and activities tailored to build societal relationships and scholars’ capacity.

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  • Continued academic support through academic mentoring, virtual learning, and tutoring.
  • Opportunities to participate in leadership congresses, community services, and mentoring (Go-back Give-Back).
  • Uniquely sourced internships with industry for Professional development.
  • The prestige of becoming part of the growing family of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Alumni and networking with the Global Scholars Community.
Application Procedure

All applications for the Mastercard Scholars Program at KNUST must be sent through courier mail (Eg. EMS, DHL, FedEx, UPS) to the address:

The Program Manager
Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at KNUST
Africa Hall Road, Impact Building
Kumasi, Ghana.

For more information, visit: Mastercard Scholars Program at KNUST

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