The African Women in Design Scholarship Program was created to expand access to design education. We #ChooseToChallenge the fact that only 20% of designers in Nigeria are females. This reflects the realities of many African countries and we want to do something about it. This is why we have partnered with Geneza school of design to help 1000 women build skills in design.
What is involved
The design training comprises of three comprehensive digital course paths. You can learn one of the following:
- Product Design (UI)
- Graphic Design
- Brand Identity Design
The best part? Each path is a potential career and 0.05% will get access to job opportunities and our laptop program after assessment.
- This is a women-only scholarship. If you are not a female and would like to learn design then, apply for the #I4GHNGScholarship instead.
- Participants must own a laptop. A phone is not advisable.
- Strong internet connection to access the course.
Benefits of The African Women in Design Scholarship Program
- Product Design participants will learn to design websites and mobile application interfaces using Figma. You can view course content here.
- Graphic Design participants will learn the principles of design, visual elements, and how to use Photoshop. View course content
- Brand Design participants will learn how to interpret briefs, create logos, packaging, and brand assets. View course content
- Certificates will be provided for any course taken
- Top 50 students will be placed in jobs.
Number of scholarships available
A total number of 1000 scholarship to be awarded for both the first and second cohort of students.
- 500 in the first cohort (April to August)
- 500 in the second cohort (August to December)
Duration of program
12 weeks -24 weeks depending on your chosen course paths.
Application Deadline for the African Women in Design Scholarship Program
Application closes : 11:59 pm, March 26, 2021
First cohort announcement : March 30, 2021
Second cohort announcement : August 30, 2021
Interested female participants can apply here
For more information about the scholarship opportunity, visit the official website of Ingressive for good.