KNUST Mastercard Foundation Scholarship 2020 (Scholars Program)

KNUST Mastercard Foundation Scholarship 2020 (Scholars Program)

KNUST Mastercard Foundation Scholarship 2020

The Mastercard Foundation is an independent foundation based in Toronto, Canada. It is one of the largest private foundations in the world.

Through its work with partner organizations, it provides greater access to education, skills training and financial services for people living in poverty, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Foundation was established as an independent entity in 2006 by MasterCard Worldwide when it became a public company. No company executives serve on the Foundation’s Board of Directors. All decisions are determined by the Foundation’s Board of Directors and President and CEO.

Please find below the eligibility criteria and program areas for the KNUST Mastercard Foundation Scholarship 2020


  • For the 2019/2020 Academic year, the opportunity is open to;
  • All Applicants with WASSCE or GBCE or ABCE or GCE O’Level and A’Level or their equivalent Results from an accredited/recognised institution and Certificate Ready and Satisfies KNUST’s Admission Requirements. NO AWAITING RESULTS candidate will be accepted.
  • The Applicant must have Critical Economic Needs.
  • The Applicant must have Proven Records of Leadership and Community Engagement(s).
  • Females and Physically Challenged Applicants shall be given top priority.
  • All Subjects are considered; however, there is Preference for Science Students.
  • The Applicant must be prepared to Go-Back and Give-Back to his or her Community.

Programme Areas

  1. Give Back Component

An integral component of the Program is the commitment from the Scholars to give back to their communities and countries of origin. Students demonstrate this commitment through volunteerism and community service, as well as other forms of experiential learning.

2. Education and Learning

The goal of the Education and Learning Program is to enable access to quality, relevant tertiary education for economically disadvantaged youth and to develop next-generation leaders who will support social and economic transformation in their communities, Ghana, Africa and the world at large.

3. Youth Livelihoods

The goal of this program is to enable young people to transition to employment. It provides out-of-school, unemployed young people with market-relevant skills, connections to employers, and access to financial services.



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