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Mastercard Foundation
Scholars Program at KNUST

Our goal is to raise the next generation of ethical and transformative leaders who would influence positive forward-looking changes in their respective home countries, specifically, and on the African Continent as a whole.

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana is a partnership between KNUST and the Mastercard Foundation, headquartered in Toronto Canada, to train altogether 2,250 scholars over an aggregated 15-year period (750 Scholars in Phase I – 2014-2019 and 1,500 Scholars in Phase II – 2019-2029) to contribute significantly to societal change and the transformation of Africa.

The Program at KNUST provides access to quality university education to qualified academically talented yet economically disadvantaged young people in deprived communities of Ghana and Africa and empower them to give-back to society. In the execution of her mandate, the Program further gives priority to Females, Displaced Persons (Certified Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons) and Persons with Disability.

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Cohort Five Scholars Reflection

Graduating Scholars reflect on their Program experiences, aspirations and hopes while transitioning out of school.
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Summer Camp 2022

Scholars are equipped with hands-on skills to enable them kickstart their journey of giving back to their respective societies while sharpening their entrepreneurial skills.
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Robert Asupungu shares his story

The Program promotes disability inclusion through its mandate to enroll 10% scholars living with disability.

Program Areas

Give-Back Component

An integral component of the Program is the commitment from the Scholars to give back to their communities and countries of origin. Students demonstrate this commitment through volunteerism and community service, as well as other forms of experiential learning.

Education and Learning

The goal of the Education and Learning Program is to enable access to quality, relevant tertiary education for economically disadvantaged youth and to develop next-generation leaders who will support social and economic transformation in their communities, Ghana, Africa and the world at large.

Youth Livelihoods

The goal of this program is to enable young people to transition to employment. It provides out-of-school, unemployed young people with market-relevant skills, connections to employers, and access to financial services.

Our Statistics and Engagements