Mastercard Foundation Baobab Digital Innovation Scholarship for Africans [Fully Funded]

In collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation, Arizona State University is pleased to announce the Baobab Digital Innovation Scholarship aimed at providing graduate scholarships to train 25 young African professionals at the Master’s level.

The scholarship is focused on the design and scalable delivery of digital teaching and learning models to increase student success and reduce barriers to achievement in higher education.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): Mastercard Foundation and Arizona State University.

Scholarship Type: Full Funding

Host Institution(s): Arizona State University

Scholarship Worth: Varies

Number of Awards: 25

Study Level: Postgraduate (Masters)

Nationality: Africans

Also, Check: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program for African Students at UCT 2022 (Fully-funded)

Mastercard Foundation Baobab Digital Innovation Scholarship | Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Baobab Digital Innovation Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must want to apply for one of the eligible programs
  • 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.

Scholarship Benefits

  • 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

Recommended: Mastercard Graduate Internship Program for Young Graduates in Africa and Canada

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the Baobab Digital Innovation Scholarship 2023 are to complete an online application by the application deadline.

Application Deadline: 7th October 2022 at 16:00 GMT

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  1. This is a great opportunity. This is the perfect opportunity I have been looking for to upgrade myself. Thank you Mastercard and ASU.

  2. Thank you @MasterCard and Arizona State University for your tireless efforts been put in place to see the Sons/ Daughters of nobody l.e poor person further his/ her education to better himself and our society. May God bless the good work.
    We are proud of you guys and we shall not forget the good deeds you are impacting on African and the globe 🌍
    We love @ MasterCard Foundation/ Arizona State University ❤️


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