The MasterCard Foundation, in collaboration with the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), is committed to educating scholars at the tertiary level, making them agents of change within their communities.
The aim of this partnership is to transform the African agricultural university into a meaningful contributor to growth and development within the continent.
- The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, Gulu University, and Egerton University are implementing an eight-year program aimed at transforming African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to developmental challenges through enhanced application of science, technology, business and innovation for rural agricultural transformation.
- This eight-year program (2016-2024) will be supporting students that are economically disadvantaged, those from post-conflict and conflict-affected areas of Africa. Interested applicants will undertake their training at Gulu University (Uganda) and Egerton University (Kenya).
- Egerton University (Kenya)
Field(s) of Study
Following are the courses offered at Egerton University under this scholarship program:
- Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
- Bachelor of Science in Animal Science
- Master of Science in Enterprise Development
- Master of Science in Community Studies and Extension
What does the Scholarship Cover?
- This comprehensive scholarship covers:
- Tuition fees
- One return air ticket for African students from outside Kenya
- Research costs
- Workshop and conference costs
- Living expenses including stipend and hostel
- Internship attachment
- Community engagement and field attachment
- Entrepreneurship training
- Considering the high investment involved, the MasterCard Foundation requires that successful applicants become high achievers, highly engaging and focused graduates, and change makers in their communities as well as Africa as a whole.
How many scholarships are given?
- There are 20 undergraduate and 10 master’s scholarships available for African students.
- 70% of these scholarships are reserved for Kenyan and Ugandan nationals.
- 60% of the undergraduate and 50% of the master’s scholarships are awarded to women.
Which countries are targeted?
- This scholarship is open to African students regardless of colour, race, or dissent
Am I Eligible to Apply?
To apply for this scholarship, you must:
- Be an African student of any race, colour, and dissent
- Be economically disadvantaged or from a marginalized area
- Come from conflict and post-conflict areas of Africa
- Be a national of Kenya to benefit from the National respective scholarship quota
- Be a citizen of any African country to benefit from the Africa region scholarship quota
- Be less than 25 years for undergraduate and less than 30 years for masters studies at the time of application
- Have completed secondary school and/or diploma for a Bachelors degree application not more than two years from the time of the call
- Meet admission criteria for eligible programs in Egerton University
- Have completed the Kenya Secondary Education Certificate (KSCE) or its equivalent for admission into Egerton University
- Demonstrate interest in agriculture, agribusiness and entrepreneurship
- Demonstrate leadership qualities
- Have a commitment to working in the agriculture sector and agricultural value chains
- Have a strong commitment to community transformation
How do I Apply – Next Steps
- Application Procedure
- Get the scholarship and admission forms from the university of your choice.
- The forms that you require can be downloaded from the following sites:
- Send your application for admission to the university first, before you apply for the scholarship.
- Study the application guidelines carefully, and provide all the information required, as well as supporting documents.
- Note that female applicants stand a higher chance of acceptance into the scholarship program.
- Completed applications can be sent in either as hard-copy or via email to the university of choice.
- Email applications must not have PDF attachments larger than 1MB (for both the scholarship application and the university admission).
- Hard-copy applications can be mailed to the address below:
- Prof. Nancy W. Mungai
- TAGDev Program Coordinator, Egerton University
- Board of Undergraduate Studies
- P.O Box 536-20115, Egerton – Njoro, Kenya
- Tel: +254 711 68 9880 or +254 720 390 893
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The closing date for all applications is March 15, 2017.
How do I get more information?
- For more information, visit the following sites:
- Most Recent Scholarships – http://serveafrica.info/category/scholarships
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