Makerere University entered a partnership with MasterCard Foundation to offer scholarships to 1,000 academically bright but economically disadvantaged youth from Africa to study at Makerere University from 2013 to 2023. A project worth US $ 20,989,965.15 will be implemented at Makerere University with the aim of developing the next generation of African Leaders and also to promote the strategic objectives of Makerere University and MasterCard Foundation in contributing to Africa's higher education sector and development. The project shall be implemented under the leadership of the Makerere University Gender Mainstreaming Directorate.
The goal of the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Makerere University:
"To educate and empower the next generation of African leaders at Makerere University"
The mission of the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Makerere University:
"To enable academically talented but economically disadvantaged youth in Africa access university education and transform into enterprising leaders meaningfully contributing to development"
The MasterCard Foundation Scholars at Makerere University will have six cohorts of Scholars with the first cohort of 50 Scholars recruited for the 2014/2015 academic year. The Program will offer comprehensive student support, that include;
- Tuition and Functional fees
- Accommodation, Feeding and stipend
- Laptop, books and other learning materials,
- Transport to and from home
- Medical insurance
- Psychosocial support and mentoring of scholars
- Capacity building program for life skills development in ICT, Leadership, Gender, Human Rights, Communication, Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy.
More about The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program here below