Mastercard Foundation and the Scholars Program
What is the Mastercard Foundation? The Mastercard Foundation, a collaborative, global network of education institutions and non-profit organizations are ensuring that academically talented, yet economically disadvantaged young people are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to contribute to economic growth and social development in their communities. The Program has a particular focus on Africa. Africa is the youngest continent. 62 percent of its population is under 25, and more than 2.2 million youth are expected to enter the labor force between 2011 and 2015. Secondary and tertiary enrollment rates in Sub-Saharan Africa are the lowest in the world. It is evident that the future of Africa will be shaped by its young people. More about the Foundation here.
What is the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program? The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program is a 10-year global initiative to educate and develop next-generation leaders who will contribute to social and economic progress. The Program enables young people communities to complete quality secondary and tertiary education, and make successful transitions to further education or to the workforce in their home countries. Through comprehensive support, Scholars receive learning opportunities that equip them with knowledge, skills, and values needed to succeed in the economy, and make positive impacts in their communities. More about the Scholars Program here.
Questions about applying to the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at McGill?
Please mcf-scholars [at] mcgill.ca (email us).