Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program
Carnegie Mellon University’s partnership with Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, will benefit 425 academically talented but economically disadvantaged students from Sub-Saharan Africa. Carnegie Mellon University is part of a global network of 33 Scholars Program partners, comprised of educational institutions committed to developing Africa’s young leaders. Scholars will go on to lead changes in their communities and contribute to meaningful transformation across the continent.
Become an MCF Scholar
Scholars come from economically disadvantaged communities and have demonstrated the following attributes:
- Academic talent — Scholars value learning and have the drive to complete their education.
- Commitment to giving back — Scholars have a demonstrated a commitment to improving their communities.
- Potential to lead — Scholars will become role models, mentors, and change makers.
Blood Donation Drive
Mastercard Foundation Scholars organized a blood donation drive in October 2019. See more photos
Rwanda’s women in tech: Leading the digital revolution
Sylvia Makario found her way to Carnegie Mellon after hearing about the school while she was completing the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship in the United States in 2015. Read more about Makario.
Empowering girls in tech through relevant and meaningful education
“For me, going the extra-mile means empowering women. If we encouraged more women to pursue sciences they would do so.” Rahab Wangari (MSIT'18) speaks to the New Times Rwanda.
Mastercard Foundation Scholars give back to local communities
CMU-Africa 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.