Africa is a continent bursting with economic opportunities. Under the right circumstances, it could become a global leader across industries including technology, sustainability, and agriculture. Show us how you can change Africa to change the world. In 500 words or less, demonstrate your knowledge of Africa and explain your deep conceptual ideas for tapping into its economic potential and bettering the continent. These ideas could be your own or showcase your support of projects already in development. The Grand Prize essay will win a scholarship for one full semester of college, up to $30,000. The top three essays will win a 5-night all-expenses paid trip to Angola. Participants can submit their essays to Must be 18 years or older and currently enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, or university program to enter. Please attach the essay as a word document. Include contact information, proof of enrollment, declared major, and age.

Award Information

Award Amount
Number of Awards
Application Deadline
February 28
Available to Class Level
Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduate students, Postgraduate students
Not renewable

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA Required
None specified
None specified
None specified
Religious Affiliation
None specified
Location of College
None specified
Area of Study
African Studies
Financial Need
Financial need analysis is not required

Scholarship Sponsor

Senior Account Executive
ABO Capital
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City, State, Zip
New York, NY ,
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