Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Commitment to Education For Refugees

A Quarter of All New Scholarships Designated for Refugees and Displaced Youth

December 17, 2019 – The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program is expanding over the next three years with an additional 15,000 higher education scholarships, mainly in Africa with 70% for young women. We are pledging to commit 25 percent of these scholarships to be designated for refugees and displaced youth. Beyond the target number, we are also committing to complement the scholarships by supporting pathways for refugees and displaced youth through investment in bridging programs, contributing to building research and evidence while investing in technical assistance for the Scholars Program University network, (co)-convening or supporting workshops for stakeholders to move the GRF and CRRF country agendas forward and supporting/investing in refugee-led organizations.  

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