Anyone can apply for a fellowship or scholarship, as long as you apply and enroll before the Early Admissions Deadline in your city. We consider all accepted and enrolled founders for any eligible fellowships but give preference to those enrolled. Keep in mind, we award only 2-3 fellowships per semester.
Fellowships are decided by the local directors in coordination with FI HQ. We look at a founder's background, their idea, and commitment to building a company when deciding fellowship winners.