UC Berkeley Mastercard Foundation Scholars

This spring 2021, the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at UC Berkeley is supporting 11 scholars – 8 graduate students and 3 undergraduates – from four African countries in 9 different majors and degree programs. We will welcome another 13 master's degree students in fall 2021, and 12-13 annually until 2028.

Since 2012, the Program has graduated 117 Scholars from 22 African countries (Botswana, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe). 68 received bachelors degrees and 49 received master's degrees in 33 different degree programs. Our current Scholars bring the number of degrees to 35. These include African American Studies; Applied Mathematics; Architecture; Bioengineering; Biostatistics; Business Administration; Chemical Engineering; City and Regional Planning; Civil and Environmental Engineering; Cognitive Science; Data Science; Development Practice; Development Studies; Economics; Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences; Environmental Economics and Policy; Energy Resources Group; Epidemiology; Global Studies; Industrial Engineering and Operations Research; Information Management and Systems; Interdisciplinary Studies; Journalism; Legal Studies; Mechanical Engineering; Microbial Biology; Molecular and Cell Biology; Music; Philosophy; Political Economy; Political Science; Public Health; Public Policy; and Social Welfare.

Outline of African continent filled with names of Scholars' academic degrees