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Arizona State University/Mastercard Foundation Baobab Digital Innovation Scholarship 202

Arizona State University / Mastercard Foundation / Baobab Digital Innovation Scholarships 2023/2024 For Young African Professionals (FULLY FUNDED)

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Applications are now open for the Arizona State University (ASU)/Mastercard Foundation Baobab Digital Innovation Scholarship 2023/2024.

The Arizona State University (ASU)/Mastercard Scholarship 2023 is a fully on-campus 2-years Master’s program with a focus on training EdTech experts for Africa. While studying in the university, scholars have the opportunity to work part-time with the Baobab team to gain hands-on experience implementing the strategic objectives of the Baobab Platform.

The Baobab platform consists of the implementation of an online learning community that’ll eventually include over 70,000 aspiring young African leaders around the globe. Between the first and second year, scholars will be supported to participate in a 2-months Africa – based internship that aligns with their program of study.

The Arizona State University/Mastercard Scholarships are available for the following full time, on-campus graduate program

  • User experience, MS
  • Graphic information technology, MS
  • Computer science, MS
  • Information technology, MS
  • Learning sciences, MA
  • Digital culture, MS
  •  Master of Business Administration (MBA):
  • MBA concentration must be in either Business Analytics and Marketing

Scholarship Coverage

The scholarship covers the following:

  • Costs incurred for visa application professing
  • 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

Eligibility Criteria for Arizona State University/Mastercard Scholarship 2023

  • Applicants should apply for one of the eligible programs listed above.
  • 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 18-35, 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 or sources to pursue graduate education in their home country or else where.
  • 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.

See also:

2022 USADF Accelerate Africa Entrepreneurship Challenge

Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarships for International Students 2023

How to Apply Emory University Undergraduate Scholarships 2023

What to Expect
  • A strong expectation of the Scholars program is that participants return to their home country to invest their gained skills and education in their country’s social and economic growth. Women, refugees and displaced persons, and people with disabilities are strongly advice to apply.
  • Arizona State University seeks to enhancing the quality of students’ educational experience by ensuring accessibility for all programs and services.
  • Awards are tenable for the duration of the graduate program of study, and at the end of the award, candidates will be expected to return to Africa.
Application procedure for Arizona State University/Mastercard Scholarship  2023

All applicants are to apply for the scholarship first and if successful, then the next process is to apply for admission to Arizona State University. Interviews via video or phone calls will hold during November, 2022. All successful applicants will travel to Pheonix, Arizona to join the program in July, 2023.

Please note that all applicants are entitled to one application per year to a program.

DEADLINE : The deadline for all applicants will be 16:00 GMT (9:00 AM AZ time) on Friday, 7th October 2022.
No exceptions. Follow the link to apply https://mcfscholars.asu.edu

 

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