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The Partnership

The Scholars Program at CMU-Africa

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is educating and empowering nearly 30,000 young Africans to be leaders in their community and effect positive change in society at-large. CMU was recently added the Scholars Program with a commitment from The MasterCard Foundation to support 125 students from economically disadvantaged communities that have an exceptional academic record, high leadership potential and a passion to give back to their community. 

The Scholars Program at CMU is a 7-year commitment, beginning with its first cohort in August 2016. It will provide a holistic educational experience to students by supporting them through comprehensive scholarships, leadership development, career guidance, community service projects and lifelong engagement through our strong alumni network.