MCFSP – Makerere University

Scholars Program

One of the Scholars, Sandra Mukoya, sharing her story during the mentors' forum.

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

Scholars Program

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program is developing Africa’s next generation of leaders. The program allows students whose talent and promise exceed their financial resources to complete their education. With a vision that education is a catalyst for social and economic change, the program focuses on developing leaders who are transformative, encouraging them to be active contributors in their communities.

The Program provides financial, social, and academic support to Scholars. Financial support includes, but is not limited to, tuition fees, accommodation, books, and other scholastic materials. The scope of majors and degrees eligible for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program varies from institution to institution.


Celebrating 10 Years of the Scholars Program

In 2022, the Scholars Program is turning 10. To celebrate a decade of transformative impact and learning, join us in a series of virtual events, social conversations, documentaries and our annual summit. Together we will reflect on what we have learned and look to the next 10 years developing Africa’s youth leaders.

Explore more about our transformative impact in our blog