Kareem Elsirafy Scholarship

The Kareem Elsirafy Entrepreneurial Scholarship was created to help future business owners and entrepreneurs get the education needed in preparation for the realities of owning their own business or working at a startup. With the ever-increasing price of education, the goal is for this scholarship to help a student get one step closer to obtaining their desired degree on their path to entrepreneurship.

Applicants will be required to submit a 500-word essay by no later than December 31, 2018, and the winner will be awarded a $1000 scholarship by January 31, 2019.


You are eligible to submit an application to be considered for the Kareem Elsirafy Entrepreneurial Scholarship if you are (a) a current high school senior that has been accepted into a university or college or (b) a current undergraduate university or college student who has not yet reached their final year of study.


Kareem Elsirafy wants to hear your answer to the question, “What do you think is the most critical component in creating a successful entrepreneurial venture and why?”, in 500 words or less.

Application Process

When submitting your application for the Kareem Elsirafy Entrepreneurial Scholarship, please be sure to fill out each field in the form completely. There are no fees associated with this scholarship, however, if you are selected as the recipient of this scholarship, you are giving the Kareem Elsirafy Entrepreneurial Scholarship and its subsidiaries permission to use your name, city, and a portion of your essay for marketing and promotional purposes.

Submission Deadline

The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2018. Applications submitted after this date may be considered for the following years scholarship.

Winner Selection

Upon receiving all applications by no later than the submission deadline, committee members will review all of the applicants and present the top contenders to the greater scholarship committee for selection of one winner. The winner of the $1000 Kareem Elsirafy Entrepreneurial Scholarship will be contacted in January 2019 and will have two weeks to respond before a winner up is selected.