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Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2018 At Michigan State University, USA by IbnIbrahim: 9:55pm On Sep 23, 2017
Mastercard Foundation has partnered with Michigan State University to provide full tuition scholarships to Master’s degree students from sub-Saharan Africa. Eligible students have demonstrated academic talent, are economically disadvantaged, and have a personal commitment to serve their countries or regions of origin.

Eligibility

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Michigan State University for master’s students is open to students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree at an African university and are residents or citizens of an African country.

This program targets academically qualified yet economically disadvantaged young people in Africa who will contribute to the transformation of the continent.

Selection Criteria

Students who are accepted to the program demonstrate the following qualities:

1. Prior completion of a bachelor’s degree from an African University with academic achievements suggesting continued academic success as a graduate student.
2. Strong commitment to a professional path in line with an area of study that can positively impact Africa.
3. Demonstrated interest and capacity for serving others through engagement in volunteer activities in school, college, or community.
4. Leadership potential.
5. Ability to cope with change and interest in other countries and cultures.
6. Significant financial need and/or from lowest income bracket in a country of origin.
7. Commitment to return to serve home country or region in ways that enhance economic growth and social development.

Financial Support:
Expenses Covered by the Program

The MasterCard Foundation Scholarship provides comprehensive support for the completion of a bachelor’s or master’s degree. We cover:

1. Travel costs
2. Visa and SEVIS fees
3. Tuition and other MSU fees
4. Housing, food, and living expenses
5. Health insurance

Program Scholars are also provided with a laptop and backpack.

The Program does not provide support for dependents of Scholars.

Admission Fees
Advanced Enrollment Deposit

If you are accepted as a MasterCard Foundation Scholar, you are not required to submit the $250 Advanced Enrollment Deposit (AED). The MasterCard scholarship will cover this fee for those accepted to the Program. Selected scholars will be directed to take steps to secure their F-1 Visa.
Financial Information

MasterCard Foundation Scholar candidates are not required to submit financial information, including an Affidavit of Support, Statement of Financial Proof, or supporting bank statement. The only financial documentation required is contained in the MSU MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program application.

How to Apply
Step 1: Apply to Desired Master’s Program

To apply for a MasterCard Foundation Scholarship at MSU, prospective Scholars must first apply to the desired master’s program through the program’s department. After being accepted to the program, the Scholar must be nominated for a MasterCard Foundation Scholarship by a faculty member.

Only students who have been admitted to on-campus Master’s Programs are eligible for this scholarship. A list of graduate programs is available at the MSU Graduate School website (http://grad.msu.edu/departments/)

Save your applicant ID and password during the MSU application process; you will need it to complete the MCF Scholarship Application.

Step 2: Complete an English Proficiency Exam

Complete an English Proficiency Exam (TOEFL or IELTS) and any other examinations (for example GRE or GMAT) which the department or program you’re applying to requires.

Students are strongly encouraged to take these exams no later than early-December 2017 for MSU to receive scores promptly.

Step 3: Submit All Supporting Documents to the Master’s Program

Ensure that the master’s program department receives all required supporting documents and official test scores.
Each department sets its own criteria for admission. Read the department’s website carefully and then follow the department’s instructions for graduate admission.
Submit all required official academic documents, letters of support, official test scores, etc. as indicated by the department and on the Application for Graduate Admission.

Communicate directly with the appropriate graduate department regarding the status of your application.
Step 4: Complete The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program Application

Complete the MCF Scholarship Application (.docx) and send it to your graduate department; it should arrive no later than February 1 each year. If submitting a hand-written scholarship application, ensure that the document is clearly legible after it has been scanned.
Step 5: Submit the Recommendation Form

Submit at least one Recommendation Form (.docx) from an individual who can confidently speak to your family’s economic circumstances. Please select someone other than a family member (teacher, community member, etc.) who knows you well and can best answer the questions on the Recommendation Form. Do not submit more than two Recommendation Forms.

Deadline: February 1, 2018

Link: http://www.hotproforum.com/topic561.html

Link: http://mcfscholars.isp.msu.edu/

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Re: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2018 At Michigan State University, USA by iamclime(m): 10:30pm On Sep 23, 2017
This is worth considering. Many thanks, Op!

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Re: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2018 At Michigan State University, USA by IbnIbrahim: 10:40pm On Sep 23, 2017
iamclime:
This is worth considering. Many thanks, Op!
You are welcome.
Re: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2018 At Michigan State University, USA by zado2064: 4:55am On Sep 24, 2017
And how do they expect "economically disadvantaged young people in Africa" to meet those requirements? smh
Re: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2018 At Michigan State University, USA by Elthugnificent(m): 8:25am On Sep 24, 2017
zado2064:
And how do they expect "economically disadvantaged young people in Africa" to meet those requirements? smh
which one in particular?
Re: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2018 At Michigan State University, USA by lunacol(m): 10:44am On Sep 24, 2017
zado2064:
And how do they expect "economically disadvantaged young people in Africa" to meet those requirements? smh
Please can you point out the requirements you felt is not okey.
Re: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2018 At Michigan State University, USA by Saverin: 11:46am On Sep 24, 2017
IbnIbrahim:
Mastercard Foundation has partnered with Michigan State University to provide full tuition scholarships to Master’s degree students from sub-Saharan Africa. Eligible students have demonstrated academic talent, are economically disadvantaged, and have a personal commitment to serve their countries or regions of origin.

Eligibility

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Michigan State University for master’s students is open to students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree at an African university and are residents or citizens of an African country.

This program targets academically qualified yet economically disadvantaged young people in Africa who will contribute to the transformation of the continent.

Selection Criteria

Students who are accepted to the program demonstrate the following qualities:

1. Prior completion of a bachelor’s degree from an African University with academic achievements suggesting continued academic success as a graduate student.
2. Strong commitment to a professional path in line with an area of study that can positively impact Africa.
3. Demonstrated interest and capacity for serving others through engagement in volunteer activities in school, college, or community.
4. Leadership potential.
5. Ability to cope with change and interest in other countries and cultures.
6. Significant financial need and/or from lowest income bracket in a country of origin.
7. Commitment to return to serve home country or region in ways that enhance economic growth and social development.

Financial Support:
Expenses Covered by the Program

The MasterCard Foundation Scholarship provides comprehensive support for the completion of a bachelor’s or master’s degree. We cover:

1. Travel costs
2. Visa and SEVIS fees
3. Tuition and other MSU fees
4. Housing, food, and living expenses
5. Health insurance

Program Scholars are also provided with a laptop and backpack.

The Program does not provide support for dependents of Scholars.

Admission Fees
Advanced Enrollment Deposit

If you are accepted as a MasterCard Foundation Scholar, you are not required to submit the $250 Advanced Enrollment Deposit (AED). The MasterCard scholarship will cover this fee for those accepted to the Program. Selected scholars will be directed to take steps to secure their F-1 Visa.
Financial Information

MasterCard Foundation Scholar candidates are not required to submit financial information, including an Affidavit of Support, Statement of Financial Proof, or supporting bank statement. The only financial documentation required is contained in the MSU MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program application.

How to Apply
Step 1: Apply to Desired Master’s Program

To apply for a MasterCard Foundation Scholarship at MSU, prospective Scholars must first apply to the desired master’s program through the program’s department. After being accepted to the program, the Scholar must be nominated for a MasterCard Foundation Scholarship by a faculty member.

Only students who have been admitted to on-campus Master’s Programs are eligible for this scholarship. A list of graduate programs is available at the MSU Graduate School website (http://grad.msu.edu/departments/)

Save your applicant ID and password during the MSU application process; you will need it to complete the MCF Scholarship Application.

Step 2: Complete an English Proficiency Exam

Complete an English Proficiency Exam (TOEFL or IELTS) and any other examinations (for example GRE or GMAT) which the department or program you’re applying to requires.

Students are strongly encouraged to take these exams no later than early-December 2017 for MSU to receive scores promptly.

Step 3: Submit All Supporting Documents to the Master’s Program

Ensure that the master’s program department receives all required supporting documents and official test scores.
Each department sets its own criteria for admission. Read the department’s website carefully and then follow the department’s instructions for graduate admission.
Submit all required official academic documents, letters of support, official test scores, etc. as indicated by the department and on the Application for Graduate Admission.

Communicate directly with the appropriate graduate department regarding the status of your application.
Step 4: Complete The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program Application

Complete the MCF Scholarship Application (.docx) and send it to your graduate department; it should arrive no later than February 1 each year. If submitting a hand-written scholarship application, ensure that the document is clearly legible after it has been scanned.
Step 5: Submit the Recommendation Form

Submit at least one Recommendation Form (.docx) from an individual who can confidently speak to your family’s economic circumstances. Please select someone other than a family member (teacher, community member, etc.) who knows you well and can best answer the questions on the Recommendation Form. Do not submit more than two Recommendation Forms.

Deadline: February 1, 2018

Link: http://www.hotproforum.com/topic561.html

Link: http://mcfscholars.isp.msu.edu/

boss, Thank you. Can we use English proficiency letter from school in place of IELTS?
Re: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2018 At Michigan State University, USA by IbnIbrahim: 1:19pm On Sep 24, 2017
Saverin:


boss, Thank you. Can we use English proficiency letter from school in place of IELTS?
i would suggest you send a message to the school. You can visit the webpage.
Re: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2018 At Michigan State University, USA by zado2064: 9:50pm On Sep 24, 2017
lunacol:
Please can you point out the requirements you felt is not okey.
how much does it cost to write TOEFL or IELTS?
Re: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2018 At Michigan State University, USA by uxomykaz: 6:14pm On Oct 11, 2017
Please , is TOEFL or IELTS needed? the program i plan on applying for, wrote it on their departmental website that it wouldnt be needed if english is/was the primary language of study in ones undergraduate university of study. Any input on this is appreciated
Re: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2018 At Michigan State University, USA by alfarouq(m): 6:23pm On Oct 11, 2017
Nice.
Re: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2018 At Michigan State University, USA by IbnIbrahim: 11:29pm On Oct 11, 2017
uxomykaz:
Please , is TOEFL or IELTS needed? the program i plan on applying for, wrote it on their departmental website that it wouldnt be needed if english is/was the primary language of study in ones undergraduate university of study. Any input on this is appreciated
The exemption from the english language test might be for selected countries. You can contact the school for more information.
Re: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2018 At Michigan State University, USA by uxomykaz: 2:43pm On Oct 12, 2017
IbnIbrahim:
The exemption from the english language test might be for selected countries. You can contact the school for more information.

Alright. Thank you

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Re: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2018 At Michigan State University, USA by alfarouq(m): 7:26pm On Oct 12, 2017
please can anyone shed more light on the statement that someone from your faculty must recommend you for the mastercard scholarship.

how do you get someone you barely know and barely knows you to recommend you for the scholarship. thanks
Re: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2018 At Michigan State University, USA by IbnIbrahim: 10:34pm On Oct 12, 2017
alfarouq:
please can anyone shed more light on the statement that someone from your faculty must recommend you for the mastercard scholarship.

how do you get someone you barely know and barely knows you to recommend you for the scholarship. thanks
Occasionally, the scholarship provider might higlight the things they wish to see in your recommendation letter. Based on this, you will inform the person writing the recommendation letter to address the cogent point. Generally, a recommendation letter should reveal how long your referee had known you, your personal qualities and how you are the best to be granted an offer, be it job or scholarship. Also, depending on what you want to use it for, the referee might need to highlight your previous achievements etc.

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