Since 2011, EARTH University and the Mastercard Foundation have partnered to provide educational opportunities to young leaders whose academic talent and promise exceed their financial resources and to support them in transforming the future of developing regions, particularly Africa. Over 130 Mastercard Foundation Scholars have graduated from EARTH after an intensive, experiential 4-year program in agriculture and natural resources management, and the vast majority of these Scholars have returned to their countries and communities to lead social, environmental, and economic transformation.
Over 130 Mastercard Foundation Scholars have graduated from EARTH
These educated and high-potential youth are eager to activate their entrepreneurial ideas and/or transition to the world of work to create impact in their families, communities, and countries. This Fellowship Program seeks to provide them with meaningful, win-win opportunities to do so. In 2020, the two organizations are launching the Mastercard Foundation-EARTH Graduate Fellowship, a program of competitive, remunerated post-graduate fellowships for EARTH and other Mastercard Foundation Scholar alumni focused on agriculture and rural development. The Fellowship Program will support professional development and entrance to employment and entrepreneurship that will accelerate the impact of these bright young leaders on the continent.
Here’s what our Fellows are saying about the Program
For more information about the Fellowship Program and about being a Host Partner, please contact us.