DCA Digital Academy Universities Essay Writing Competition.

Topic: eHealth in Africa:  Leading innovative technologies for health in Africa

All students are eligible. Requires a maximum 1,500-word essay addressing ideas and propose solutions on eHealth in the African ecosystem.

 Award: 1st prize: $250; 2nd prize: $150; 3rd prize: $100.

Purpose of Scholarships

Almost overnight, remote work has become the new norm, the mainstream. Companies, schools and other institutions around the world are encouraging their staff, students to work from home to prioritize the health and safety of their workforce and communities, from the effects that have resulted from the COVID-19 global pandemic.

To help navigate the challenges of studying remotely and be beneficial to the whole global conversation on health and wellness, DCA Digital Academy has created an essay writing competition award for university students to participate and use this special #StayAtHome moments and apply their creative minds to contribute to a solution.

The goal of the essay is to help motivate students to understand the eHealth tech ecosystem in Africa and by extension the development of innovative digital systems for application of e-health systems to improve healthcare delivery. At the same time, it is intended to improve student proposal writing skills in making successful papers.

Scholarship Criteria

The award is intended for our future thinkers across a wide spectrum of fields of study, but with a focus on solutions for health technology and delivery. This award is available to all university students.

How to Apply

Applying for the essay award is entirely stress-free. Students must submit an essay between 1500 and 2500 words focused on topics related to eHealth in Africa: Leading innovative technologies for health in Africa.

The application is via email only. Personal details, for example, name, education qualification, contact information, background details are a must fulfill.

  • A short original essay with proposed solutions must be written on the topics above. (Write up must be up to the mark with correct spellings, correct punctuation and grammar, and a proper sentence formation).
  • Entry Requirement: Candidates should be 18 years or older at the time of enrollment.

The total amount of award: $500.00 for their education expenses.

Deadline for entry Extended: June 15, 2020

Submit essay to eoi@dotconnectafrica.org  Subject title: Essay 2020-….[add a suitable subject of your own]

We will select a winner and two runners up

The winners will receive free access to resources available on DCA Digital Academy Website.

​Winners, runners up will receive certificates, will be published on our blog.

Important Dates:

Stage 1: Call for essay submissions from 01 April to 15 June 2020

Stage 2: Evaluation by judging panel from 20 June to 10 July 2020

Stage 3: Announcement of the winner, runners up on 20 July 2020

Please ensure that you have read the terms and conditions found here. By submitting an entry to the competition, you agree to the competition terms and conditions.

The Terms and Conditions of the essays competition are found here:

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