Earth University Costa Rica offers the MasterCard Foundation Scholarship program for Students from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean to study for undergraduate degrees in Agricultural sciences and Natural resources management 2017/2018

Application Timeline: Application begins August 2017

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Regions: Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean

To be taken at (country): Earth University, Costa Rica

Accepted Subject Areas: Courses offered at the university which are mainly in Agricultural sciences and Natural resources management

About Scholarship: EARTH University, Costa Rica has a seven-year partner with the MasterCard Foundation to provide scholarships to young leaders from disadvantaged communities in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Through the partnership, the Foundation will provide 120 undergraduate scholarships amounting to $19.5 million to EARTH students for 7 years. Approximately one-third of the scholars will come from Sub-Saharan Africa and the rest from Latin America and the Caribbean.

Offered Since: 2012

Type: Undergraduate scholarships for African, Latin America and the Caribbean

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

Eligibility: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program targets talented but financially disadvantaged secondary and prospective undergraduate students from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean who are committed to giving back to their community in Africa.

Number of Scholarships: A total of 120 scholarships will be awarded within 7 years

Value of Scholarship: Recipients will receive their full education at no cost; Full tuition and other expenses. Other benefits will include:

  • Leadership development
  • Comprehensive scholarships
  • Support for transition to secondary school, University or the workforce
  • Life skills
  • Mentoring and counselling

Duration: Scholarship is for the full four duration of undergraduate study.

How to Apply: The first step to receiving a scholarship from this program is to apply to EARTH by May 25th. EARTH does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnic origin, religion, gender or nationality in its education and admissions policy.

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Sponsors: MasterCard Foundation.

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