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The Onuoha Fellowship

The Onuoha Fellowship is a scholarship for outstanding African-American high school seniors who exhibit academic excellence, leadership capabilities, and a passion for bringing world-changing entrepreneurial ideas to life. Selected students will receive a $1,000.

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The fundamental purpose of the Fellowship is to provide financial support, mentorship, and education to a cohort of African-American students as they enter into higher education. Competitive applicants should illustrate a keen interest in entrepreneurship and an ability to work on extracurricular projects and ideas. 

The resources of the Fellowship extend throughout the United States and can occur remotely, allowing students to pursue any accredited, four-year college of their choice. Interested applicants must apply as current seniors in high school to be selected into a cohort.

Past Fellows

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Stanford '24

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Yale '24

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Harvard '24

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Princeton '24

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Stanford '24

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Stanford '24

Application Criteria

Entrepreneurial Spirit

  • Creativity and originality of independent projects worked on in the past

  • Demonstrated resilience in a non-academic setting

Demonstrated Leadership Capabilities

  • Influential character and positive attitude that attracts other high quality teammates and supporters

  • Validated motivation and discipline to make important decisions that affect others

Academic Ability

  • Exceptional academic performance and demonstrated intellectual ability

  • Outstanding writing and verbal abilities


2023 Application Timeline

July - August:

Interested African-American high school seniors may apply for the Onuoha Fellowship

August 31st:

Final deadline for applications to be considered for the 2023 cohort


Finalists are notified and invited to the virtual interview round

November 30th:

5-10 students will be notified of their selection into the Fellowship and will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

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