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The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

This program offers talented, yet economically disadvantaged (bottom 40% income by country) students from Sub-Saharan Africa with comprehensive support for university education.

At UC Berkeley, this program will provide holistic support – financial, academic, social, and career counseling – to 113 students from Sub-Saharan Africa from 2012 to 2020. The scholars will pursue both undergraduate and professional master's degrees, including the Master in Public Policy Program.  Scholars selected for this program have a demonstrated commitment to social change in their communities and on the continent.

To be considered for the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program, graduate degree seekers must first be admitted to the university through the regular admissions process. We will contact you after you have been admitted if you are eligible for the Scholarship. The intention of this Program is to enable Scholars to return home after forming valuable professional connections through internship and job placements.