mcfsp-homepage-1 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.


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Paving the way for young women engagement in agriculture

  Our very own UBC MCF Scholar, Alesia Ofori writes about her experience attending The Young Africa Works 2017 conference. Alesia writes about how this was her first professional development summit that has consciously encouraged the involvement of its delegates right from the word GO. You can read more about what she enjoyed from the […]




Retsepile Sello on MasterCard Foundation Website

“After I finished my form five, nobody understood why I wanted to go into mining. And it was a challenge for me because whenever somebody asked me, “you did well, so what do you want to be?”, and I would be like, “a mining engineer.” You see their faces and maybe you’re like, maybe I […]




Feature: Africa Blooms Globally Expands The Pride Of African Design

Blooming Soyinka, founder and CEO of Africa Blooms, a MasterCard Foundation Scholar and graduate of the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business sits down with RAMP 1885 to talk about the future of apparel in Africa, her favourite African designers and explore her vision for a soaring Africa. – See more at:


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