Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

About us

About the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, our team, and how to get in touch.

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program is about more than just financial support for talented young Africans.

The Program at the University connects scholars with climate leadership opportunities, networks and support systems to enable them to make the most of the opportunities available, and to give back to their communities.

Climate Leadership Programme

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The Climate Leadership Programme offers opportunities to young people at the forefront of climate action to develop knowledge, skills and networks.

Our values

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The values of the Program are core to our community - whether scholars or alum, as staff members, or any individual connected to our program.

Meet the team

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Find out who is part of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program team and how to contact them.

The Mastercard Foundation

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The Mastercard Foundation and the University of Edinburgh have been working in partnership since 2016.

Digital Education Practitioner Networks

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A project creating practitioner networks and digital capacity building for higher education in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Wits-Edinburgh Sustainable Africa Futures Doctoral Programme

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Our partnership with the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) in South Africa equips University faculty to complete interdisciplinary doctoral research on areas related to sustainability on the African continent.