Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

Impact stories

Explore recent stories from within our Mastercard Foundation Scholar community.

2024 Mastercard Foundation Scholars Council in-person meeting

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Scholars group photos at the in-person meeting
In late January 2024, Mastercard Foundation Scholars from all Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program partnering institutions gathered in Kigali, Rwanda, for the much-anticipated annual in-person meeting.

A celebration of cultural diversity of online distance learners

Photo features scholar Ayebilla Avoka, MSc Data Science, Technology and Innovation dancing in traditional African attire
Access Culture is a programme developed to celebrate the diversity among African students in the online Mastercard Foundation Programme. 

World Refugee Day: Shalom Ishimwe's story

Shalom Ishimwe
On the World Refugee Day, we celebrate contributions, creativity, and resilience of those who have been forced to flee their homes. A Foundation All project participant, Ishimwe Sharon, shares his personal story of resilience and hope.

Launching the Transitions and Mentoring Toolkit

Laptop on desk showing Identities in Transition Photovoice book
A toolkit has launched where you can find information and support whether you are an international student or staff working with international students in a mentoring or other role.

Phase One of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

MCF Scholars
Our new impact report site summarises learnings and reflections gathered over the seven years of Phase One of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program.