Scam Alert: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Offer

Notification Falsely Claims Scholarships Available at the University of Manchester

Updated September 14, 2019

The Mastercard Foundation has been made aware of a fraudulent call for proposals that is being circulated via e-mail and WhatsApp (and possibly other channels) for the Scholars Program. It falsely states that the University of Manchester is asking for applicants for a degree program funded by the Foundation. This is a scam, possibly seeking money and/or personal details for purposes such as identity theft.

If you receive an offer from the Foundation that you are unsure is legitimate, please contact us at and always exercise caution in sharing personal information or money.