Call for Applications, MasterCard Foundation Scholarship 2015

Published: 26 Feb 2015

MASTERCARD FOUNDATION SCHOLARS PROGRAM AT KNUST
…EXCEEDING LIMITS, TRANSFORM.

Our goal is to raise transformational leaders to influence change on the African Continent. The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at KNUST provides academically talented yet economically disadvantaged young people in Ghana and Africa with access to quality and relevant university education.  It embodies an array of mentoring and cultural transition services to ensure student academic success, community engagement and transition to employment opportunities which will further social and economic change for Africa.

The Scholarship includes;

  • Comprehensive financial support (full tuition, fully paid accommodation, learning materials and uniforms, transportation and stipend
  • Regular group meetings with other scholars that focus on personal and professional development opportunities and activities tailored to build relationships and scholar capacity.
  • Continued academic support through academic mentoring, virtual learning, life and career coaching and tutoring
  • Opportunities to participate in leadership congresses, community service and mentoring (Go-back Give- Back) and uniquely sourced internship.
  • An academic environment where faculty and students engage with global issues.
  • The prestige of becoming part of the growing family of MasterCard Foundation Scholars Community and Alumni

ELIGIBLITY

For the 2015/2016 Academic year, the opportunity is open to;

  • ALL STUDENTS FROM THE 303 LESS ENDOWED SCHOOLS (classified by the GHANA EDUCATION SERVICE) who satisfy KNUST’s admission requirements
  • However, attention will be given to students outside the less endowed schools with extremely critical needs.
  • International students from provable economically vulnerable background
  • Girls and physically challenged applicants will be given top priority
  • A preference for Science students; however, all subjects are considered

HOW TO APPLY

Download a copy of the application form from www.mcf.knust.edu.gh

  • Submit the completed application form THROUGH EMS/ any other courier mail to

The Program Manager,
MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program,
Office of the Dean of Students, KNUST
Private Mail Bag
Kumasi, Ghana

  • For International Students, scan and pdf all relevant attachments to the Application form as one document and mail it to mcfsecretariat@knust.edu.gh  
  • Applications close at 17:00GMT, 20th May, 2015

WHAT NEXT?

  • Only shortlisted applicants will be called for interviews to be held at the KNUST Secretariat of MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program, Office of the Dean of Students.
  • Final Selection will be done by an independent panel constituted by the Vice Chancellor of KNUST.
  • Verification of ALL examination results and door to door visits of SUCCESSFUL candidates will be conducted.
  • Award of the Scholarship will be announced two weeks before the start of the Semester.

PLEASE NOTE WELL:

  • There are absolutely NO CHARGES/ FEES/ FACILITATION/ AGENTS OR INTERMEDIARIES REQUIRED at any stage of this process.
  • Inaccurate information or fraudulent misrepresentation on the part of any applicant and any attempt to influence the process will lead to a disqualification and a recommendation for summary dismissal.
  • The decisions of the SELECTION COMMITTEE, also constituted by the Vice Chancellor are FINAL.
  • Telephone numbers provided by applicants should be ACTIVE at all time to receive critical information.

For further enquiry and assistance, please;
CONTACT the Secretariat on
0322398766 / 0206030790
Or Email us at mcfsecretariat@knust.edu.gh
Website: www.mcf.knust.edu.gh

 

 

 


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