1. How can I become a Scholar of The Mastercard Foundation?

Recipients of The Mastercard Foundation scholarships meet all of EARTH’s selection criteria. As part of the partnership agreement, we seek to award these scholarships to qualified candidates whose financial circumstances would otherwise prevent them from attending university.

Approximately one-third of the scholars will come from Sub-Saharan Africa and the rest from Latin America and the Caribbean.

The first step to receiving a scholarship from The Mastercard Foundation is to apply on the dates established by EARTH each year.Apply Now.

2. Is there a contract or commitment that The Mastercard Foundation Scholars have to sign?

With the understanding that an investment in a student is an investment in their community, The Mastercard Foundation has requested that Scholars write a promise stating their commitment to returning to their home countries upon graduation to promote well-being and sustainable development in their communities.

3. What is being financed by this partnership?

This partnership provides essential resources that will cover the full cost for 120 Scholars over seven years (forty students entering in 2012, forty in 2013 and forty in 2014). In addition, resources are being allocated to cover increased student services, admissions program costs in Africa, communications and the administrative costs associated with managing the scholarship program.