The University of British Columbia (UBC) is pleased to be partnering with The Mastercard Foundation to foster the next generation of African leaders. The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at UBC will provide 112 academically talented yet economically disadvantaged young people from Sub-Saharan Africa with access to quality and relevant university education at UBC. After graduating, the scholars will then utilize their learning and experiences to contribute to the economic growth and social transformation of their communities in Africa. On this website you can learn more about the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at UBC, find out how to apply, and meet UBC’s current scholars.


The Story of Green Impact International- How to Start Your Social Venture in a Single Step

Bamidele Oni, Graduate Alumni in International Forestry , tells his story on how he started his Non-Profit Organization.  He shares his ups and down and how he managed to persevere despite the challenges. He inspires everyone to start small and take one step in their own journey of a thousand miles. You can read more […]

Njoki Mburu sharing a poetic piece at annual Baobab Summit 2018

The Baobab Summit is an annual gathering that provides MCF scholars with the opportunity to network, collaborate and equip themselves with tools and skills to be change-makers in their communities.   “Africa is becoming undone” – Njoki Mburu

MCF Scholar wins prestigious Residence Life Award at UBC

Ani Nkiru’s long-term commitment to and impact  on residence life at UBC was recognized with the prestigious Janice Robinson Award for Commitment to Residence Life. This award “recognizes commitment to providing a safe and secure living/learning environment where residents have access to educational opportunities and related co-curricular programs that promote personal growth and academic success.” […]


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