July 16, 2013

MasterCard Foundation Scholarships at School of African Microfinance

MasterCard Foundation Scholarships at School of African Microfinance

Course(s) Offered: Finance and related
Course Level: Postgraduate
Provider: MasterCard Foundation®
Country to Study in: Africa (Kenya)

Scholarship Description
For the fifth year, The MasterCard Foundation®, in conjunction with the School of African Microfinance awarded scholarships to qualified applicants to attend School of African Microfinance 2012 training.

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program made it possible for organizations and individuals without own financial possibilities to attend SAM 2012 by providing scholarships for tuition fee, accommodation and travel costs.

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is dedicated to expanding the capacity of microfinance practitioners, with particular focus on middle management and to increase institutional leadership among women and under-represented populations.

Eligibility
If you qualify under one or more of the following categories, you are encouraged to apply:
  1. Managers at microfinance institutions or banks.
  2. Microfinance Consultants who have in the past provided implementation support to financial institutions and are keen to increase their overall technical skills base.
  3. Individuals from the financial institutions that apply different models in their service delivery e.g. savings and credit cooperatives.
Women microfinance managers are encouraged to apply.

Eligible groups
Targeted at scholars of African origin in Financial and Microfinance Institutions

Participating Institutions
School of African Microfinance (SAM), in Kenya

Fields of study
All courses related to Finance and Microfinance offered at the School of African Microfinance are eligible

Number of awards
Not specified. The MasterCard Foundation® Program will award several scholarships.

Sponsorship duration
Whole duration of the program

Scholarship benefits
The scholarships are intended to supplement other resources available to the applicants. Applicants may be awarded full or partial scholarships, depending on the assessment of the awarding committee.

In their application, applicants should state how much of the course fees they or their institutions are willing to meet. The scholarship award committee will use the combined criteria of merit and need to decide how much will be awarded to those who qualify.

Method of Application
All interested applicants should apply directly to the School of African Microfinance

To register for SAM 2013 please download the Application Form.

All applicants must submit
  • A current résumé
  • A completed SAM application form.
  • A completed scholarship application form (this will be sent to applicants who qualify for SAM 2013)
All applications for the scholarship must be sent electronically – scholarships@samtraining.org – to the School of African Microfinance no later than the deadline.

DEADLINE:
Deadline date for submission of SAM 2013 is 20th July 2013.

Please Note:
Scholarship recipients will be notified on email no later than 3rd August 2013.

Contact
All applications for the scholarship must be sent electronically – scholarships@samtraining.org

Scholarship Application Deadline: 20 July 2013
Open to International students: Yes (ONLY Africans)

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