MPOWER’s Social Impact

MPOWER Financing is a Public Benefit Corporation, which means we are dedicated to making a positive impact in the world. 

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Social impact is at the heart of our business

We’re expanding access to education for the world’s highest-potential students – one international student loan at a time. We enable the doctors, lawyers, scientists, engineers, CEOs, and politicians of tomorrow to realize their full potential today.

Founded and operated by a dedicated group of global citizens

63% of our U.S.-based staff are either immigrants and/or from a racial minority group

⅔ of our employees are from countries outside of the U.S.

Our U.S.-based staff collectively speak 15 languages

Eight years of impact, eight years of growth

Here’s a glimpse of what we’ve learned along the way:

Funding is the biggest barrier for students seeking a global education
Our international student loans enhance campus geographic and socioeconomic diversity
MPOWER students have contributed US$363 million to 300 universities
Our international student loans are crucial for women in STEM fields
Our scholarships have been particularly valuable to our international students

Download our social impact report

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How we empower our students

No-cosigner, no-collateral credit model based on potential, not wealth

The MPOWER loan process is fully digital, providing ease of access around the globe

Free visa support letters

Customer service tailored to the needs of international students

International student scholarships in addition to loans

MPOWER’s social impact, by the numbers


 students graduated


  eligible countries of citizenship


 of students come from families with an annual income of US$12,000
or less


 of students are first-generation college students


 of students are women


 of students indicate that an MPOWER loan was key in their ability to study abroad

Scholarship spotlight

Since 2018, we’ve supported international and DACA students with the scholarships and support they need to soar academically. Check out our past winners’ inspiring stories.


Calcutta, India
Stevens Institute of Technology

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When Srijan started his degree program at Stevens Institute of Technology, financial struggles—and worries about burdening his family—kept Srijan up at night. Now, with MPOWER’s help, he’s finishing his degree and starting a great job in financial services. And instead of burdening his parents, his job will enable them to retire early!


MBA, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)

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Born in Libya to Czech and Slovak parents, and raised in Malta, Simona is the epitome of a global citizen – and her career, which has included setting up Maltese operations for a Czech start-up, reflects that. Faced with a funding shortfall that imperiled completion of her degree, Simona turned to MPOWER. Now, she’s on track to graduate and pursue a career in healthcare.


Jiangsu, China
Boston University

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Sumei worked as a technical support specialist for Citibank in Shanghai, but the opportunity to improve her English and “see the world” led her to an au pair position in New York City. She later decided to pursue a Master’s degree in computer science in the U.S. but found her savings woefully inadequate. MPOWER came through with a loan, and Sumei now has a great internship as a software engineer!

Kayleigh R.

Cape Town, South Africa
Boston University

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When Kayleigh realized that a Master’s in the U.S. would cost four times her undergraduate degree in South Africa, she didn’t know how she would pay for it. But then she came across MPOWER. Now, she’s a computational biologist at the world’s largest private cancer center, devising ways to make cancer treatments safer, particularly for children.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

– Nelson Mandela


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