The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at ASU

Project: Research project

Project Details


The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at ASU The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at ASU 1. Brief overview of the story of your university, including vision/mission, leadership, governance structure and key donors/funding base. Led by the vision of President Michael M. Crow, named as one of the ten best college presidents by Time Magazine (November 11, 2009), the mission of Arizona State University (ASU) is to establish ASU as the model for a New American University, measured not by who we exclude, but rather by who we include; pursuing research and discovery that benefits the public good; assuming major responsibility for the economic, social, and cultural vitality and health and well-being of the community, state, nation, and world. ASU was founded as a teachers college in 1885 by an act of the Thirteenth Territorial Legislature. The core of the campus at the time was a twenty-acre cow pasture donated by leading citizens of Tempe who sought an institution to train public school teachers and provide instruction to their sons and daughters in agriculture and the mechanical arts. The name of the institution changed three times during its first fifteen years, becoming the Normal School of Arizona in 1901. By 1958 the college performed all of the functions of a university and received authorization to become Arizona State University. The Carnegie Foundation granted the University Research I status in 1994.
Effective start/end date6/29/1212/31/24


  • MasterCard Foundation: $27,762,720.00


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