Who may apply
High potential founders of Africa focused startups and entrepreneurs or leaders with bold business ideas.
We welcome applicants of any age, sector or gender from anywhere in the world. Your business, project or idea must be based in Africa, have a focus on Africa or operate in Africa.
How are ELISA Scholars selected?
Scholar selection for each cohort is carried out by a committee of representatives designated by the ELISA Advisory Council.
Applicants are scored using a rubric based on predetermined criteria. The final scores are used to determine Scholar selection. An interview is arranged with each of the top scoring candidates before scholarships are awarded.
When will I know my application status?
Applicants are notified within 45 days after the application deadline.