Who may apply
High potential founders of Africa focused startups or entrepreneurs with bold new business ideas or commercially viable innovations are eligible to apply. We welcome applicants of any age, sector and gender from anywhere in the world. The company or business 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 the scholarships are awarded.
When will know my application status?
Applicants are notified within 30 days after the application deadline.