The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program in collaboration with a global network of education institutions and non-profit organisations, seeks to provide academically talented yet economically disadvantaged youth from developing countries, particularly in Africa, with quality education, skills development, financial support, and graduate placement opportunities.  

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Global Network of Partners share the belief that education is the catalyst for social and economic advancement. The Scholars Program aims to benefit 15,000 young people mostly from Africa, over a ten year period. 

Other partners in the Scholars Program include: African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) (South Africa); African Leadership Academy (South Africa); American University of Beirut – Faculty of Health Sciences (Lebanon); Arizona State University (USA); Ashesi University (Ghana); BRAC (Uganda); Camfed (Ghana); Duke University (USA); EARTH University (Costa Rica); FAWE – Forum for African Women Educationalists (Rwanda and Ethiopia); KNUST – Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana); Makarere University (Uganda); McGill University (Canada); Michigan State University (USA); Stanford University (USA); University of British Columbia (Canada); University of California, Berkeley (USA); University of Pretoria (South Africa); University of Toronto (Canada); and Wellesley College (USA)

Learn more about the program partners