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Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

This graduation ceremony will host graduates of the first ever group of Mastercard Foundation Scholars at the University of Edinburgh.

In partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, the University of Edinburgh will provide 200 full scholarships to students from Africa with great academic and leadership potential but few educational opportunities over seven years.  On top of the scholarship, the Scholars Program facilitates transformative leadership programming to inspire and support Scholars in making change in their communities and countries on their return home.

The graduating Postgraduate Scholars include:

  • Soufia Bham – Global Health Policy – Mauritius
  • Courage Matiza – Global Health Policy – Zimbabwe
  • Abdoulie Drammeh – Global Health Policy – Gambia
  • Dorcas Mensah – African & International Development - Ghana