Wellesley College USA MasterCard Foundation Scholarship
The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program seeks to ensure all children have access to quality, relevant, and inclusive education. The U.N. recognized the Scholars Program as an innovative model for educating young people and encouraging citizenship.
Wellesley College USA will provide undergraduate level nine (9) African women with comprehensive support that includes scholarships, mentoring, counseling, and internship opportunities.
This Program, in tandem with its carefully selected partners, will help promising young people build experiences, values, and competencies critical to success in the economy, such as critical thinking, problem solving, and working across diverse groups.
The MasterCard Foundation Scholars selected for the Program are:
- Academically talented: They value learning, and are driven to complete their education.
- Economically disadvantaged: They face significant barriers to accessing education.
- Committed to giving back: They apply what they learn to improve their communities.
- Future leaders: They are committed to embracing ethical leadership to improve the lives of others.
Women from all over the world come to Wellesley in pursuit of an outstanding university-level education.
Subjects Offered: All study programm offered in wellesley College
Eligible Nationalities: Citizens of developing countries – particularly Africa.
Participating Institutions: Following Institutions are participating
Wellesley College, Wellesley, Boston, Massachusetts. United States
Number of awards: Total of nine (9) with groups of three (3) given each year
This is a FULL award covering the whole duration of the program
Scholarship benefits: The Wellesley College USA MasterCard Foundation Scholarship provide four year holistic support unlike traditional scholarship. The benefit include tuition, fees, books and supplies, room and meal plan, and more which includes Mentoring, career counseling, leadership development, and other life-skills coaching, Access to job opportunities across the African continent, Experiential learning and opportunities for volunteerism and community service
All applicants to Wellesley, who apply for financial aid and meet the criteria for The MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program, will be considered for the Scholarship. You do not need to complete additional forms or take additional steps at this time.
DEADLINES: Applications usually start around September/November and closes around January/February.
International citizens applying for financial aid may apply under any of Wellesley’s decision plans: Early Decision (November 1 deadline), Early Evaluation (January 1 deadline) or Regular Decision plan (January 15 deadline).
All application forms and required credentials must be received no later than January 15 of the year in which you are seeking entrance.
Application Deadline: 15 January 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes (ESPECIALLY Africans)
The MasterCard Foundation is a global, independent foundation that states it “advances youth learning and promotes financial inclusion to catalyze prosperity in developing countries.” Since its inception in 2006, the Foundation has collaborated with partners in developing countries, with a particular focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. Based in Toronto, Canada, The MasterCard Foundation operates independently of MasterCard Worldwide.
Welledley College, Massachusetts, United States
Wellesley College is a private women’s liberal-arts college in the town of Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States, west of Boston. Founded in 1870, Wellesley is a member of the original Seven Sisters Colleges. Wellesley is the highest ranking women’s college in the U.S., and one of the top liberal arts colleges, ranking 4th by U.S. News & World Report. The school is also the highest endowed women’s college. For the 2014–15 year admissions cycle, Wellesley admitted 29% of its applicants.