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Change Africa Improve the World Scholarship


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. Entries will be due February 28, 2018. Finalists will be notified by March 31, 2018. 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.

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