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10 Apr 2016

Top 50 Scholarships in USA for Students Of Africa & Developing Countries

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Do you want to study abroad in USA on Scholarship? A number of American universities and organisations offer undergraduate, Masters or PhD scholarships in USA for developing countries Students. Some of these scholarships are offered specifically for international students from Africa.

Below are links to international scholarships in USA for African students and developing countries. To receive scholarship notifications in future, subscribe to our free scholarship newsletter.

MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

The vision of the MasterCard Foundation Scholars program is to educate and develop bright yet economically marginalized young people in Africa and developing countries who have a demonstrated “give-back” ethos and who will contribute to the transformation of the continent.

It will transition promising young people from beneficiaries to benefactors, preparing them with the values, knowledge, skills, and leadership to fuel economic and social progress across Africa.

The Scholarship Program is anticipated to benefit 15, 000 young people within 8 to 10 years. The following US universities are partnering with MasterCard Foundation to offer scholarships for students from Africa and developing countries. Learn more about MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program.

1.     MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Wellesley College

As part of the Scholars Program, Wellesley will provide nine (9) African women with comprehensive support that includes scholarships, mentoring, counseling, and internship opportunities for undergraduate studies. Scholars at Wellesley will build experiences, values, and competencies that are critical to success in the global economy, and that enable them to give back to their communities and home countries. The students will arrive in groups of three students each year.

Level of Study: Undergraduate degree

Previous Application Deadline: September to around January/February

Scholarship page

Visit www.afterschoolafrica.com/6698/ for update on this scholarship

2.     MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Stanford University

The MasterCard Foundation education initiative at Stanford University USA will provide comprehensive support to 20 talented but economically disadvantaged students from Africa over the next eight years. The Scholars Program will support five (5) undergraduates from Sub-Saharan Africa each year.

Level of Study: Undergraduate degree

Previous Application Deadline: September to around January/February

Scholarship page

Visit www.afterschoolafrica.com/6697/ for update on this scholarship

3.     MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Arizona State University (ASU)

Arizona State University welcomed 10 undergraduate students from seven African nations in 2012, as the first class of MasterCard Foundation Scholars to begin studies at ASU. As part of this program, ASU will receive $27.5 million over the next seven years to provide academically talented, yet financially disadvantaged students from Africa, who are committed to giving back to their communities and countries, with access to high-quality education. The program will ultimately support 120 scholars at ASU.

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Level of Study: Undergraduate degree

Previous Application Deadline: admission application: 01 January; scholarship deadline: February 01

Scholarship page

Visit www.afterschoolafrica.com/6695/ for update on this scholarship

4.     MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at University of California, Berkeley

At University of California Berkeley, the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program will provide holistic support to 113 students from Sub-Saharan Africa from 2012 to 2020. The scholars will pursue both undergraduate and professional master’s degrees.

Level of Study: Undergraduate and Master’s degree

Previous Application Deadline: For undergraduate: 30th November

For masters: falls between 1 December and 8 January

Scholarship page

Visit www.afterschoolafrica.com/6693/ for update on this scholarship

 

5.     MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Michigan State University (MSU)

The MasterCard Foundation has partnered with Michigan State University to provide full tuition scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students from Sub-Saharan Africa. The university will receive $45 million in funding from the foundation to support 185 scholars throughout the nine-year program, which includes 100 four-year undergraduates and 85 master’s degree students.

Level of Study: Undergraduate and Master’s degree

Previous Application Deadline: 15 February

Scholarship page

Visit www.afterschoolafrica.com/6692/ for update on this scholarship

6.     MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Duke University

The inaugural class of The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Duke University represents the intellect and energy of the youth of Sub-Saharan Africa. With a financial commitment of $13.5 million from The MasterCard Foundation, Duke University will educate seven (7) classes of five (5) students from Sub-Saharan Africa — a total of 35 students — over the next 10 years.

Level of Study: Undergraduate degree

Previous Application Deadline: January

Scholarship page

Visit www.afterschoolafrica.com/6691/ for update on this scholarship

Government Scholarships in USA

7.     Foreign Fulbright Student Program

The Fulbright Program are scholarships for international students who wants to pursue a Master’s or PhD degree. The scholarships can also be awarded for non-degree postgraduate studies.  The grant covers tuition fee, textbooks, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance.

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Level of Study: Master’s and PhD degree in fields including interdisciplinary ones except medical degree program or clinical medical research.

Previous Application Deadline: varies by country. For instance in general, the Nigerian Fulbright Scholar application process opens in  February of every year, with applications due in May

Select your country and get specific details on scholarship page

Visit www.afterschoolafrica.com/132/ for update on this program

8.     Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program Japan

The World Bank and the Government of Japan, through the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program, offer scholarships for Masters Degree to postgraduate students from developing countries. Eligible applicants should propose a program of study related to development at the master’s level, in fields such as economics, health, education, agriculture, environment, natural resource management, or other development‑related subject.

Level of Study: Master’s degree

Previous Application Deadline: March 31

Scholarship page

Visit www.afterschoolafrica.com/621/ for update on this scholarship

9.     Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships for International Students -USA

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a non-degree program for experienced professionals interested in strengthening their leadership skills through a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the U.S. and the Fellows’ home countries.

Level of Study: Fellowship for professionals

Previous Application Deadline: Embassies and Commissions must submit their nominations to the Institute of International Education office in Washington, DC by October 1. The deadlines for applicants vary by country.

Scholarship page for African countries and Non-African countries

Visit www.afterschoolafrica.com/497/ for update on this program

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10.Zawadi Africa Education Fund Undergraduate Scholarship for Women- in Partnership with Google

The Zawadi Africa Education Fund is a program designed to provide undergraduate scholarships to academically gifted girls/ women from disadvantaged backgrounds from Africa to pursue higher education in the USA, Uganda, Ghana, South Africa and Kenya.

Level of Study: Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and/or ICT

Application Deadline: Varies

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