Mastercard Foundation/Baobab Digital Innovation Scholarship for Africans

Mastercard Foundation/Baobab Digital Innovation Scholarship for Africans

In partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, Arizona State University will give 25 young African professionals Master’s-level training over 4 years through graduate scholarships (2021 – 2025). This scholarship program is part of EdPlus, which is a central business unit at ASU. Its main goal is to design and scale up digital teaching and learning models to help students do better in college and remove obstacles to their success.

This is a traditional 2-year Master’s program that takes place on campus and is fully immersive. Its main goal is to train EdTech experts for Africa. Scholars can work part-time with the Baobab team to get hands-on experience putting the strategic goals of the Baobab Platform into action while they are still in school.

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All applicants are told to apply for the scholarship first, and if they get it, they will be helped with the rest of the Arizona State University application process. In November 2022, video or phone interviews will take place, and the final decision will be made in February 2023. In July 2023, all of the people who got into the Program will travel to Phoenix, Arizona.

Scholarship provider: Mastercard Foundation/Baobab
Study Institution: Arizona State University
Degree Category: Masters
Eligible Country: Africans
Application Closing Date:  7 October 2022

Scholarships are available for the following full time, on-campus graduate programs:

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must want to apply for one of the eligible programs listed above.
  • Applicants must qualify academically for admission to the degree of their choice, that includes a high level of English proficiency.
  • Applicants must be a citizen of an African country.
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 35 on or before the application deadline.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a track record of leadership and service in their community.
  • Applicants must present economically disadvantaged financial circumstances, and be able to show lack of financial means from family or other sources to pursue graduate education in their home country or elsewhere.
  • Applicants must have earned an undergraduate degree with a required minimum 4 years of study.
  • Applicants must not have started or completed other graduate degrees before August 2023.
  • Applicants must be able to live in Phoenix, Arizona for the duration of the program.
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Scholarship Benefits

The Scholarship will cover the following:

  • Costs incurred for visa application processing
  • Costs incurred for English language tests
  • Costs incurred for GRE or other equivalent exams
  • Airfare to and from Phoenix, Arizona
  • Full tuition, books and fees
  • Housing
  • Participation in Scholarship programming
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Application Process

Interested applicants are to check the official website for the proper Application procedures. Visit the official announcement page for more details. To start your application, Click the apply now button below.


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