Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

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The Mastercard Program

A world-class education at Duke University fostering growth and development in a select group of students from Sub-Saharan Africa.

MCF Friends

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars at Duke University represent the intellect and energy of the youth of Sub-Saharan Africa. With a financial commitment of $13.5 million from The Mastercard Foundation, Duke will educate a total of 35 students over 10 years. The Class of 2022 will be the final class in this program. These outstanding scholars are selected not only for their academic capabilities, but also for their desire to become change agents in Africa. Learn more.

Current Scholars

A community of scholars, an intellectual hub

MCF Community

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program is located within the Office of University Scholars and Fellows (OUSF) at Duke. OUSF Staff provide full support for the Program through services such as student advising, mentorship, and event planning. Our scholars are part of a larger community of merit scholars and academically engaged students at Duke University. Learn more.