2017 Fully funded Duke University, MasterCard Foundation Scholarships, USA

dukeApplication Deadline: Submit applications by 1st November, 2016 (early decision deadline); 1st January, 2017 for  regular decision deadline.

Eligible Courses: All courses on offer at the university.

Scholarship Info: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars at Duke University represent the intellect and energy of the youth of Sub-Saharan Africa. With a financial commitment of $13.5 million from The MasterCard Foundation, Duke will educate seven classes of five students — a total of 35 students — over the next 10 years.

The Duke University class of 2016, 2017 and 2018 include 15 of these outstanding scholars selected not only for their academic capabilities, but also for their desire to become change agents in Africa. The MasterCard Foundation Scholars studying at Duke University are from South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Mauritius, and Zimbabwe.

One of Duke’s great advantages for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars is the network of resources the university provides to scholars, their families, and students who are interested in the program.

Scholarship Type: Scholarships valid for only undergraduate taught degree programs

Selection Criteria and Eligibility: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Duke is open exclusively to students from sub-Saharan Africa who demonstrate financial need, academic ability and merit, and demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of others in their communities.

Students apply to Duke first, and are then considered for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program.

Number of Scholarships: 5 each year

Value of Scholarship: Scholars will receive full scholarships and a mentorship program

Duration of Scholarship:  Scholarships will last the entire period of the study

Eligible Countries: Students who hail from Sub-Saharan Africa are eligible to apply

Scholarship country: Duke University, USA

How to Apply: By submitting a completed application to Duke University all students from Africa will be considered for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program based on academic talent, financial need, and interest in improving their communities.

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