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MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

Carnegie Mellon University is partnered with The MasterCard Foundation, who committed $10.8 million that will benefit 125 academically talented but economically disadvantaged students from Sub-Saharan Africa as part of The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program.

Carnegie Mellon University is part of a global network of 23 scholars program partners, comprising educational institutions that are committed to developing Africa’s young leaders.

These scholars will go on to use their knowledge and skills to lead change in their communities and contribute to meaningful transformation across the continent.

Learn more about the Scholars Program, and how to apply. 



Carnegie Mellon University-Rwanda Students Help Families in Bugesera Produce Renewable and Cheap Energy

Four MasterCard Foundation (MCF) scholars from Carnegie Mellon University-Rwanda travelled to the Bugesera District to participate in community work around biogas plant construction. Read more

MasterCard Foundation Scholars Join Fellow Students to Give Back to Local Communities

On Saturday, October 29th, CMU Rwanda students got into the community spirit and helped dig a drain for residents in Kimihurura, a neighborhood in Kigali. The drain will facilitate with the passage of rain water, especially during the current heavy rainy season. Read more

CMU-R Joins The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

Carnegie Mellon University’s commitment to educating Africa’s next generation of technology leaders and entrepreneurs received a boost today with a $10.8 million commitment from The MasterCard Foundation. Read more