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Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance

Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance is a network of African entrepreneurs who are purpose-driven, propelling Africa forward through high-growth entrepreneurship. The Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance consists of highly educated young African entrepreneurs from various leading universities in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America, taking a lead role in social and business ventures across Africa.

Harambeans, as they are popularly called, are African innovators admitted to the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance, who are sworn “to work together as one” to unleash the potential of Africa, building the future of Africa, they are visionaries transforming Africa’s challenges into opportunities, they are founders of businesses creating positive change. The Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance is registered in the State of New Hampshire. Whose goal is to move Africa forward via identifying promising and talented young African leaders and providing them with access to training, markets, capital and support networks.

Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance Fully Funded Scholarships

Given that Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance is a platform for highly educated young African social, business and political entrepreneurs, who are students in various leading universities in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America, Harambe entrepreneur alliance came up with a scholarship programme whose mission is to capture, inform and engage Africa’s global intellectual capital in the development of Africa.

The Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance Scholar Programme is a full-tuition which also comes with fees award for Africa’s entrepreneurial leaders.

Scholarships include;

  • The Yale Scholar Program: is a full-tuition together with fees award for Africa’s entrepreneurial leaders desiring to pursue a two year MBA at the Yale School of Management
  • The Skoll Scholarship Oxford University: The Skoll Scholarship provides full funding and a living stipend to complete a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. The Skoll Scholarship is targeted at those who have initiated a social venture or started an impact career that focuses on a specific social or environmental challenge.
  • The Oxford Pershing Square Scholar Program: The Oxford Pershing Square Scholar Program is a 2-year full-tuition including a stipend for African entrepreneurs desiring to scale their impact and pursue an Oxford 1+1 MBA at Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, partnering with the Pershing Square Foundation.
  • The Fletcher Scholar Program: The Fletcher Scholar Program is a full-tuition award for young African entrepreneurial leaders desiring to pursue a master’s program at The Fletcher School at Tufts University,

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for the Harambe Entrepreneur alliance scholarship programme, candidates must fit into the following criterium

YALE University:

  • Must be born in Africa
  • Must be a current passport holder of an African country
  • Must have exhibited entrepreneurial leadership in their field of interest
  • Must possess two or more years of working experience
  • Must be a bachelor’s degree holder or its equivalent
  • Candidates must ensure arrangements to have official university transcripts, letters of recommendation and standardized test scores delivered at Yale School of Management by the appropriate application deadline.

Oxford University:

Candidates must

  • have spent at least 3 years either: starting and growing a social venture;
  • OR leading a major expansion of an existing social venture or programme within an organization;
  • OR pursuing positive change as an impact career professional, i.e. someone who has used entrepreneurial skills to tackle the same social/environmental challenges, with a clear core thread that unites his/her work.
  • have used entrepreneurial skills to identify opportunities, taken action to positively shift the status quo, and produced proven impact that contributes to rectifying unjust systems and practices in their chosen area of work.
  • Must demonstrate evidence of personal qualities strongly resonating with entrepreneurial leadership.
  • Must demonstrate how a business education can contribute to the wider development of their work and help them amplify their impact.
  • Must demonstrate some evidence of their need for the Scholarship.

Tufts University:

  • Must be born in Africa
  • Must be a current passport holder of an African country
  • Must have exhibited entrepreneurial leadership in their field of interest
  • Must possess two or more years of working experience
  • Must be a bachelor’s degree holder or its equivalent
  • must ensure arrangements to have official university transcripts, letters of recommendation and standardized test scores delivered at the fletcher School by the appropriate application deadline.

Eligible Course of Study

Listed below are various courses of study offered by the Harambe entrepreneur alliance scholarship programme

  • LLM (Master of Laws)
  • MA (Mid-Career Master of Arts)
  • MALD (Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy)
  • MATA (Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs)
  • MIB (Master of International Business)
  • PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
  • Global Master of Arts Program (GMAP)
  • Master of Global Business Administration (GBA) program
  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity and Public Policy
  • Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance (MAHA)

Benefits and Values.

Admitted applicants of the Harambe entrepreneur alliance scholarship programme will be invited to participate in the 11th annual Harambe Bretton Woods Symposium (HBWS XI), at Yale, Harvard and the Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.

You will also benefit from the Ecosystem of Opportunities provided by the programme to support your entrepreneurial aspirations, which also includes; $20,000 Grants from their partners, Scholarships, Mentors, Venture Capital and of course the experience of meeting fellow Harambeans.