256 Makerere University MasterCard Foundation Scholarship for Undergraduate African Students

MasterCard Foundation Scholars' Program - Makerere University

Course(s) Offered: Several disciplines
Course Level: Undergraduate
Provider: MasterCard Foundation
Country to Study in: Africa (Uganda)

Scholarship Description
The Makerere University Uganda is offering the MasterCard Foundation Scholarship for African students to study for any undergraduate degree at the University. The goal of the program is to educate and empower the next generation of African leaders at Makerere University.

Makerere University partnered with The MasterCard Foundation, to support 1000 academically bright but economically disadvantaged youth, from Africa to access quality university education from 2014 to 2024. The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program provides comprehensive financial, academic as well as social support to Scholars for the entire period of their study at the University.

Makerere University is pleased to announce 256 undergraduate scholarship opportunities for both National and International students joining the university in academic year 2017/2018. Note that the application forms are NOT for SALE and there are NO PAYMENTS at any stage of the selection process.

Makerere University MasterCard Foundation Scholarship

In order to be considered for the The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Makerere University, you:
  1. Must apply for admission to study at Makerere University in academic year 2017/18.
  2. Must be from an economically disadvantaged background, and a citizen of any country in Africa.
  3. Should exhibit academic excellence in either Sciences or Arts with a minimum of 11 points for girls and 15 points for boys obtained in U.A.C.E between 2015 and 2016.
  4. Must demonstrate leadership skills and commitment to social betterment.
  5. Must have an exceptional record of service and activity in his/her former school and/or community
  6. Should not be a holder of any other Scholarship.
  7. Should not have completed any Diploma or Undergraduate studies.
Selection Criteria:
Applicants must be:
  • Academically talented, must value learning and be driven to complete their education.
  • Economically disadvantaged and facing significant financial barriers to accessing education.
  • Committed to giving back to their own communities once studies are completed.
  • Return to their home areas and countries and take a leadership role in promoting social and economic improvement.
  • Future leaders committed to embracing ethical leadership to improve the lives of others.
  • Commitment to community service through previous and/or past engagements with community outreach activities
  • Wanting to study at undergraduate level at Makerere University.
  • Applying to study in the preferred fields listed below at Makerere University
  • All prospective Scholars must first be admitted to Makerere University to be considered for the Scholarship.
Eligible groups
Citizens of African countries

Participating Institutions
Makerere University, Uganda

Fields of study
Preferred fields are Agriculture, Veterinary medicine, ICT, Health Sciences, Technology and Engineering, Law and Human rights and Business and Financial Management

Number of awards
Total of 1,000 students will be awarded throughout a 10 year period.
For the 2017/2018 academic year, 256 undergraduate scholarships will be awarded -- 229 females and 27 males

Sponsorship duration
Is for the entire period of your study at the University

Scholarship benefits
Provides comprehensive financial, academic as well as social support for successful applicants

Method of Application
Applicants should obtain and complete the Scholarship Application Forms at no cost from Makerere University, Senate Building Level 4, Room 402; Or Download the application forms from The MasterCard Foundation Scholars website; Or Visit the University website.

SUBMISSION: Submit completed Application Forms to the address above by the deadline below. If submitting by email as an attachment, ensure the scanned copy of the scholarship application form is clearly legible and send to: info@mcfsp.mak.ac.ug.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship award.

Submit completed Application Forms to the address above by Friday 28th April 2017 at 5:00pm

Only shortlisted applicants will be notified at every step of the scholarship application process, and the decision of the Selection Committee will be final in the awarding of the Scholarship. Whereas both male and female applicants are eligible, female applicants will be given priority.

This program exercises merit principles and zero tolerance to dishonesty. Any form of influence pedaling by anybody will lead to automatic disqualification of the applicant. Cases of impersonation, falsification of documents, giving false and or incomplete information whenever discovered will lead to automatic disqualification and or prosecution in the courts of law of Uganda.

Makerere University appeals to the public to be aware of organizations or individuals within or outside of the University, who might want to take advantage of the scholarship application process by way of selling scholarship forms, or soliciting for money in the hope of securing an applicant a scholarship. The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program application form is absolutely free of charge, individuals caught in the act of conning the public will be prosecuted in courts of law.

Application Deadline: 28 April 2017
Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY Africans)

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