Mastercard Foundation Scholarships Program 2018/2019 at Arizona State University & Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: November 17th 2017

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at ASU and KNUST provides academically talented yet economically disadvantaged young people in Ghana and Africa with access to quality and relevant University education. The Scholars Program embodies an array of mentoring and cultural transition services to ensure the scholar’s academic success, community engagement and transition to employment opportunities which will further the goal of social and economic transformation of Africa.

It aims to train a cohort of students in a 3+1+1 International Accelerated Degree Program (IADP) to contribute to societal change and transformation of the African Continent.


For the 2018/2019 Academic Year Application,

  • All applicants must be in one of the following programs of study;
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Human Resource Management
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • All Applicants must be in their third year of study.
  • All Applicants must have a minimum CWA of Second Class Upper Division.
  • The Applicant must have No Outstanding Trails.
  • 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.
  • The Applicant must be prepared to Go-Back and Give-Back to his or her Community.


The Scholarship includes:

  • Comprehensive financial support (full tuition, fully paid on-campus accommodation, learning materials, transportation and monthly stipend).
  • Regular group meetings with other scholars that focus on personal and professional development opportunities and activities tailored to build societal relationships and scholars’ capacity.
  • Continued academic support through academic mentoring, virtual learning, life and career coaching, and tutoring.
  • Opportunities to participate in leadership congresses, community services and mentoring (Go-back Give- Back), and uniquely sourced internships.
  • An academic environment where faculty and students engage with global issues.
  • The prestige of becoming part of the growing family of the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Alumni and the Global Scholars Community.
  • The opportunity to be enrolled on an accelerated Master’s Degree after undergraduate studies.

How to Apply:

Download a copy of the 2018/2019 application form.  Download Application Form

Submit the completed application form by hand to:

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

Applications close at 17:00GMT, 17th November, 2017

What Next?

Only shortlisted applicants will be called for interviews which would be held at the KNUST Secretariat of MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at the Office of the Dean of Students.
Interviews will be done by an independent panel constituted by the Vice Chancellor of KNUST.

Verification of ALL examination results and information provided, as well as community visits of SUCCESSFUL applicants, will be conducted before admission is approved.
Award of the Scholarship will be published on the University’s website


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 disqualification and a recommendation for summary dismissal.

The decisions of the SELECTION COMMITTEE, also constituted by the Vice Chancellor are FINAL.
Telephone numbers and email addresses provided by applicants should be ACTIVE at all times to receive critical information on their application.

For further enquiry and assistance, please CONTACT the Secretariat on +233-206-030-790/ +233-3220-62975 or email us at [email protected] or [email protected].

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at ASU and KNUST


5 responses to “Mastercard Foundation Scholarships Program 2018/2019 at Arizona State University & Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Fully Funded)”

  1. Mburu njoroge Avatar

    This is a great i would also like to benefit from it .I completed my high school studies last year and score a B that was exellent because those who scored B and above were 5% of total students who sat for the exam

  2. Mburu njoroge Avatar

    I am Simon Mburu Njoroge from Kenya i completed my high school education last year and scored a mean grade of B.From last years performance this was a job well done.Only 5% of total students who sat for the exam managed to score B and above and only 15% managed to score C+ which was the minimum requirement to join university for degree courses . I wish i can get an opportunity to get a scholarship so that i can fulfill my dream and also give hope to my community am realy wanting and if i get this chance i promise to work extra hard for the future will be bright .I am also a basketballer 6.6footer and i also know i am promising in that area . Thanks for a job well done

  3. Adjei Emmanuel Jnr Avatar
    Adjei Emmanuel Jnr

    Please I need your help to further my education

  4. Tornu Gloria Avatar
    Tornu Gloria

    I tried downloading the form but they said page not found. Please what do I do


    Wow this is a great opportunity
    I am Namuwawu Sylvia a Ugandan and i completed my high school last year and i scored all the points but my financial status is not good and soo i wish to join this University
    It will be my pleasure to get this opportunity.

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