Scam Alert: Fraudulent Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Application

Notification Falsely Claims Scholarships Available at the University of California, Berkeley

Updated 1 November 2019

We are aware of a fraudulent notice concerning Mastercard Foundation Scholarships at the University of California, Berkeley. The perpetrators are circulating the notice via email, WhatsApp and possibly other channels. It falsely states that one can apply for Mastercard Foundation Scholarships at UC Berkeley through an online form embedded in the notice. This is a scam, seeking money and personal details, possibly for purposes such as identity theft. We encourage you to always exercise caution in sharing personal information or sending money.
This website provides accurate information about the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at UC Berkeley. Please contact us if you have further questions at