Fully funded 2017/2018 MasterCard Foundation Scholarships at EARTH University for Africa, Latin America and Caribbean Students

Application Deadline: Submit applications on or before 25th May 2017

Eligible Regions: Apply if you hail from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean

Scholarship country: Scholarships will be undertaken at Earth University, Costa Rica

Accepted Courses: Courses offered at the university which are mainly in Agricultural sciences and Natural resources management

Scholarship Info: EARTH University in Costa Rica developed a seven-year partner with the MasterCard Foundation to gift scholarships to young leaders from disadvantaged communities in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. By virtue of these scholarships, the Foundation will provide 120 undergraduate scholarships amounting to $19.5 million to EARTH students for 7 years. Approximately one-third of the scholars will come from Sub-Saharan Africa and the rest from Latin America and the Caribbean.

Scholarship Type: These undergraduate scholarships are for African, Latin America and the Caribbean

Selection Criteria: Recipients of The MasterCard Foundation scholarships meet all of EARTH’s selection criteria. As part of the partnership agreement, the university seek to award these scholarships to qualified candidates whose financial circumstances would otherwise prevent them from attending university.

Eligibility: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program targets talented but financially disadvantaged secondary and prospective undergraduate students from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean who are committed to giving back to their community in Africa.

Number of Scholarships: A total of 120 scholarships will be awarded within 7 years

Value of Scholarship: All recipients will receive their full education at no cost; Full tuition and other expenses. Other benefits will include:

  • Leadership development
  • Comprehensive scholarships
  • Support for transition to secondary school, University or the workforce
  • Life skills
  • Mentoring and counselling

Duration: Scholarship is for the full four duration of undergraduate study.

How to Apply: The first step to receiving a scholarship from this program is to apply to EARTH by May 25th. EARTH does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnic origin, religion, gender or nationality in its education and admissions policy.

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