Fully Funded ASU/Mastercard Foundation 2023 Baobab Digital Innovation Scholarship

Written by David on September 23, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

    United States
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Master's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    Email; [email protected].

Arizona State University, in collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation, will offer graduate scholarships to support the education of 25 promising young African professionals at the Master’s level for a variety of programs over the course of four years (2021 – 2025). This scholarship program is administered by EdPlus, a central enterprise unit of Arizona State University that focuses on the creation and scalable implementation of digital teaching and learning models with the purpose of increasing student performance and reducing barriers to achievement in higher education. This is a completely intensive and traditional on-campus Master’s program that lasts for two years.

The program’s primary focus is on preparing education technology specialists for Africa. During the period that classes are in session, Scholars have the chance to work part-time with the Baobab team to obtain practical experience implementing the strategic goals of the Baobab Platform. This opportunity is available to Scholars. The Baobab Platform is an online learning community that will eventually consist of over 70,000 ambitious young African leaders from all around the world. This community will be implemented online. Scholars will get financial support to take part in a two-month internship in Africa that is relevant to their academic program and will take place between their first and second years of study.


About the Scholarship Sponsor:

Arizona State University (ASU) was founded in 1885 by the Thirteenth Territorial Legislature as the Territorial Normal School. Goal of the institution was to provide training in agricultural and mechanical disciplines. Originally established as Arizona State Normal School, the school then became Arizona State Teachers College before reverting to its previous name in 1945. In 1958, Arizona voters approved Arizona State University’s creation by a margin of two to one. At present, the university is home to a wide variety of educational establishments, such as schools, colleges, centers, and institutions. Moreover, it has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Five separate campuses make up Arizona State University, which is spread out across the entirety of Phoenix.

The colleges of Nursing and Health Innovation, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Health Solutions, Law, Integrative Arts and Sciences, Communication (Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication), and Public Service and Community Solutions are all located on the Downtown Phoenix campus. The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the School of Sustainability, and the School for the Future of Innovation in Society are all housed on the main campus in Tempe. Students at the university’s west campus have access to the many different degree programs offered by the several colleges and institutions that make up the university.

The Fletcher Lawn and its wide collection of public artwork are additional well-known features. Polytechnic University offers programs in business, engineering, education, integrative sciences, and technology on its campus, which is located on the grounds of the old Williams Air Force Base. There are several undergraduate colleges at the Lake Havasu City university. The university also owns the Thunderbird Campus, the Barrett and O’Connor Centre in Washington, DC, the ASU California Centre in Santa Monica, and ASU Online.


Together, Arizona State University and the Mayo Clinic established the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine. Arizona State University offers a wide variety of academic opportunities, including numerous degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as online courses and professional certifications. Architecture, arts, business, media, mathematics, education, engineering, entrepreneurship, health, medical, law, sciences, social sciences, and sports are just a few of the many fields represented in these courses. With all campuses combined, the total enrollment is at 119,500, and the total number of faculty and staff is well over 4,700.

The university has a big international student body because of its focus on research and its many partnerships with international institutions and businesses. As a direct result, students have an expanded worldview and superior employment prospects. There are around 500,000 ASU alums spread throughout more than 150 different nations. Some really impressive people from many areas of life make up this network. While in Finland, Barbara Barrett represented the United States as ambassador. MacArthur Foundation’s “Genius Grant” went to Matthew Desmond. To date, Doug Ducey has served as Arizona’s governor. Mary Temple Grandin is well recognized for her contributions to literature, advocacy for people with autism, and the study of animal behavior. In addition to starting the company and serving as CEO, Aaron Matos also created recruiting.com. Not only that, but the university is also home to a number of famous and successful people.


Scholarship Sponsor(s): Arizona State University

Scholarship Country: United States

Scholarship Worth: Fully Funded

Scholarship Type: Masters

Nationality: International Students


Scholarship Offer:

The following expenses will be covered by the scholarship:

  • expenses incurred during the processing of visa applications
  • expenses incurred for examinations of English language ability
  • Expenses incurred for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or other comparable exams
  • Transportation by plane to and from Phoenix, Arizona
  • The total cost, including textbooks and fees
  • Housing
  • Participation in various Scholarship-related activities.


Eligibility for Scholarship

  • Applicants are required to have a genuine interest in participating in one of the programs that are available and eligible.
  • A high level of English proficiency is required of applicants in order for them to be considered academically qualified for admission to the degree program of their choice.
  • All applicants are required to be citizens of an African nation.
  • To be eligible to apply, candidates must be between the ages of 18 and 35 on the day that the application is due.
  • Applicants are required to provide evidence of previous leadership and service in their respective communities.
  • Applicants are required to demonstrate that they come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and be able to demonstrate that they do not have the financial resources, either from their family or from other sources, to pursue graduate studies in their native country or anywhere else.
  • All applicants are needed to have completed at least four years of coursework leading up to the awarding of a bachelor’s degree.
  • Applicants cannot have begun or finished any other graduate degrees prior to August 2023.
  • Candidates are required to have the ability to remain based in Phoenix, Arizona for the whole term of the program.


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The  ASU/Mastercard Foundation 2023 Baobab Digital Innovation Scholarship(Fully-funded)  is open to all International Students


Application Procedure

  • In the event that you are unable to complete the application online due to a lack of internet access, you are welcome to download, fill out, and email [email protected] with your submission.


Application Deadline

The application deadline  for ASU/Mastercard Foundation 2023 Baobab Digital Innovation Scholarship(Fully-funded) is October 7, 2022

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