- The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is a $700 million global initiative to educate and develop next-generation leaders who will contribute to social and economic progress.
- The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) enables young people from economically disadvantaged communities to complete quality secondary and tertiary studies.
- MasterCard Scholars are also trained to make successful transitions to further education and the workforce in their home countries.
- Wellesley College, a women’s only college, is well known worldwide for its academic excellence. It brings special expertise to the MasterCard Scholars program and also educates women who will make a difference in the world.
- Wellesley College, USA
- Wellesley is a leader in the provision of liberal arts education to women, equipping them to make a difference in the world.
Fields of Study
- Undergraduate Programs
What does the scholarship cover?
- The scholarship covers:
- Tuition fees
- Uniforms (where applicable)
- Books and supplies
- Travel costs
How many scholarships are given?
- Over the next few years, the MasterCard Foundation will provide funding for 9 MasterCard Scholars at Wellesley.
Which countries are targeted?
- Women from Sub-Saharan Africa can apply for this scholarship.
Am I Eligible to Apply?
To qualify for this scholarship, you must:
- Be a high school graduate with either a high school diploma or Government Examination Certificate.
- Be academically talented
- Be economically disadvantaged
- Be committed to giving back to the society
- Have the qualities of a future leader
- All applicants to Wellesley who apply for financial aid and meet the criteria for the MCFSP will be considered for this scholarship.
How Do I Apply – Next Steps
- Before you apply for the MCFSP, you must have submitted an application for admission at Wellesley College, and indicated your need for financial aid.
To apply for admission to the university:
- Complete and submit your application to the university
- Use your legal name throughout the application
- Specify your decision plan (Early Decision Round I or II, Regular Decision with Early Evaluation or Regular Decision)
- Write one personal essay
- Complete the essay specific to Wellesley College
- Submit the following high school credentials
- Three letters of recommendation
- An official transcript
- Diploma of Examination Certificates
- Results of Standardized Tests e.g. SAT (or ACT with Writing)
- English Proficiency Examinations e.g. TOEFL
Note: You must pay attention to the details required in the application form and high school credentials
- Early Decision Round I: November 1, 2018
- Early Decision Round II: January 1, 2019
- Early Evaluation Option: December 15, 2018
- Regular Decision: January 15, 2019
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