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United States Scholarships For African Students – Apply Now

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Oct 03
2022

United States Scholarships For African Students – Apply Now

United States of America is the land of opportunities and greener pastures. It seems Everybody knows that already. Many students are interested in continuing their studies in United States but the expenses needed are quite on the high side. However, there are quite a number of American universities and organisations that offer undergraduate, masters or PhD students scholarships to study in USA.



These scholarship programs are open to African students and developing countries in general but some of them are offered specifically for international students from Africa. One of the major scholarship program in United States is the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program.

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

The vision of the MasterCard Foundation Scholars program is to educate and develop bright yet economically marginalized young people in Africa and developing countries who have a demonstrated “give-back” ethos and who will contribute to the transformation of the continent. It seeks to transition promising young people from beneficiaries to benefactors, preparing them with the values, knowledge, skills, and leadership to fuel economic and social progress across Africa. The Scholarship Program is anticipated to benefit 15,000 young people within 8 to 10 years. Many Universities partner up with MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program to offer scholarship for students from Africa. Those universities are;

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program At Wellesley College

As part of the Scholars Program, Wellesley will provide nine African women with comprehensive support that includes scholarships, mentoring, counselling, and internship opportunities for undergraduate studies. Scholars at Wellesley will build experiences, values, and competencies that are critical to success in the global economy. This enables them to give back to their communities and home countries. The students will arrive in groups of three students each year.

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program At Stanford University

The MasterCard Foundation education initiative at Stanford University USA is to provide Comprehensive support to 20 talented but economically disadvantaged students from Africa Over the next eight years to gain scholarships in USA. The Scholars Program will support five undergraduates from Sub-Saharan Africa each year.


Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Arizona State University

Arizona State University welcomed ten undergraduate students from seven African nations in 2012, as the first class of MasterCard Foundation Scholars to begin studies at ASU. As part of this program, ASU will receive $27.5 million over the years to provide academically talented, yet financially disadvantaged students from Africa, who are committed to giving back to their communities and countries, with access to high-quality education.

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program At University Of California, Berkeley

At University of California Berkeley, the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program provides holistic support to students from Sub-Saharan Africa. The scholars will pursue both undergraduate and professional master’s degrees.

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program At Michigan State University

The MasterCard Foundation partnered with Michigan State University to provide full tuition scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students from Sub-Saharan Africa. There are other government funded scholarships, organization and fellowship scholarships in United States. They are;

Foreign Fulbright Student Program

The Fulbright Program are scholarships for international students who wants to pursue a Master’s or PhD degree. The scholarships can also be awarded for non-degree postgraduate studies. The grant covers tuition fee, textbooks, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance. Master’s and PhD degree in fields including interdisciplinary ones except medical degree program or clinical medical research.

Joint Japan/ World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program


The World Bank and the Government of Japan, through the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program, offer scholarships for Masters Degree to postgraduate students from developing countries. Eligible applicants should propose a program of study related to development at the master’s level, in fields such as economics, health, education, agriculture, environment, natural resource management, or other development-related subject in USA.

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships For International Students

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a non-degree program for experienced Professionals interested in strengthening their leadership skills through a mutual exchange of Knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the U.S. and the Fellows’ Home countries. Note, this is only for fellowship for professionals.

Zawadi Africa Education Fund Undergraduate Scholarship For Women In Partnership With Google

The Zawadi Africa Education Fund is a program designed to provide undergraduate scholarships to academically gifted girls/ women from disadvantaged backgrounds from Africa to pursue higher education in the USA, Uganda, Ghana, South Africa and Kenya. It is available for undergraduate in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and/or ICT.

MMMF Scholarship For Women From Developing Countries In Us And Canada

The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) provides grants to women from developing countries to help further their education and strengthen their leadership skills to improve the lives of women and children in developing countries. The MMMF awards grants are approximately $12,000 each. Eligible applicants are women from developing countries currently enrolled at accredited universities in the US or Canada.

Harambe Fletcher Scholarships For African Students, USA

The Harambe Fletcher Scholarship is a full-tuition award for young African entrepreneurial leaders wishing to pursue a master program at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, starting in September. The eligible field of study are: Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD), a two-year, highly flexible, interdisciplinary, professional degree in international affairs, Master of International Business (MIB), a two-year hybrid international business/international affairs degree program.

Boustany Foundation For Mba Harvard Scholarship Programs

The Boustany Foundation recognizes the importance of helping people evolve and leave a positive impact on the world. In order to achieve the above, the Foundation grants various scholarships to exceptional and meriting individuals from Africa. It is available for Masters Degree.

Borlaug Fellowship Program For Developing Countries


The Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program (Borlaug Fellowship Program) helps developing countries strengthen sustainable agricultural practices by providing scientific training and collaborative research opportunities to visiting researchers, policymakers, and university faculty. It is available for African students for Masters in Agricultural Science and Technology.

Campbell Fellowship For Women Scholar Practitioners From Developing Nations

The Vera R. Campbell Foundation funded Fellowship is offered for female postdoctoral social scientist from a developing country whose work addresses women’s economic and social empowerment in that nation. Levels of study for applicants are: Post doctorate degrees in Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Law, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.



SOURCE: TunezJam

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