Creative Future Scholarship
Loeries® Creative Future Scholarship Deadline: Thurs 15 June
Apply now and kick-start your creative future!
The creative dreams of four students from KwaZulu-Natal have come true as they were each awarded the Loeries® Creative Future Scholarship. Londeka Gumede and Roxanne Schoon both of Durban Girls High, and Mali Khuzwayo from Mowat Park High will study further at Vega School of Brand Leadership in Durban while Samukelisiwe Faku from Inanda Newtown Comprehensive will study at the Design School South Africa, Durban.
Since 2015, the Loeries® have partnered with the Vega School of Brand Leadership in Kwa-Zulu Natal, to expose learners from disadvantaged backgrounds to the brand communication industry. Unlike other education funds, the Loeries® Creative Future Scholarship goes to high schools and seeks out talented individuals. Through this process, learners who would otherwise be unaware of the opportunities available to them are given a foothold to enter the creative economy.
As the richest scholarship in the local creative industry, the Loeries® Creative Future Scholarship has a dedicated annual budget of over R1 million that covers tuition fees, allowances for study materials and textbooks, a computer, living expenses, transport subsidy, mentorship, internships and assistance with employment after graduation.
You could be that student!
Ever dreamed of a future where freedom of expression is encouraged? Ever wanted a career that enables you to be more, well, you? Ever imagined living every day finding new ways to express yourself? It's called creativity.
“It is our aim to help youngsters transform their lives with the best asset they have – their minds,” says Human.
Who can apply?
For 2017, only Grade 12 learners in KwaZulu-Natal, who come from a disadvantaged background will be eligible.
What do you get?
The Creative Future Scholarship covers just about everything - fees, study materials, transport, accommodation and living expenses.
The current annual value of the Creative Future Scholarship per student (excluding computer and tuition fees) is R71,000!
Plus it offers mentorship, internships and finally employment in the communications industry after studying. But don't think this is a free ride. Creativity isn't easy. The selection process alone involves a review of your portfolio, a creative challenge and a grueling interview. If you qualify, we promise you an exciting and fulfilling ride.
In 2016, as part of Loeries® Durban, the bursary recipients are studying at Vega School in Durban and the Design School South Africa in Durban.
The top candidates will be invited to an interview and the recipient of the scholarship will be announced at the awards ceremony during Loeries®Creative Week Durban 2017.
How to Enter
“It is our aim to help youngsters transform their lives with the best asset they have – their minds,” says Loeries CEO, Andrew Human.
The entry form must be filled in by the school of the applicant. Entries open 01 Feb 2017.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
The selection process involved a review of learners’ portfolios in disciplines such as writing, design, photography, animation, film, drawing or the like, a creative challenge, and a grueling interview. One of the conditions is that successful candidates must matriculate with university exemption.
Previous Creative Future Scholarship Recipients
In 2015, Yolisa Motha and Nomfundo Mcoyi, both from Durban Girls’ High School, were awarded full scholarships. Both have embarked on the next phase of their creative journeys, and are in their first year at Vega School of Brand Leadership in Durban. Additional scholarships in 2015 were awarded to Azuri Muhuli from Glenwood High School and Wandile Cele from Hillgrove High School, to study at Vega Durban; and Melissa Paterson from Durban Girls’ High School, who is in her first year at Design School South Africa, Durban.
The development of young creative talent has been a core principle for the Loeries® since its inception in 1978, and the introduction of the Creative Future Scholarship in 2008 cemented the dedication to this cause. The scholarship programme transforms the lives of learners by providing the opportunity to explore their creative talents.
“It is so important for us to lead the conversation that creativity can transform young lives. This opportunity can lead to a successful career path and a bright future for school learners,” says Andrew Human, CEO of the Loeries®.
The Loeries® celebrates the success of each individual who has been through our scholarship programme, but at the same time, we are proud of our broader contribution to the transformation of the brand communications industry through the Creative Future Scholarship awareness campaign.
As testament to the success of the Creative Future Scholarship programme, and its ability to transform the lives of young, talented creatives, Siyabonga Ntamela, the scholarship’s first recipient in 2008 served on the judging panel in the student category at this year’s Loeries.
Watch the inspiring video of our first Creative Future recipient, Siyabonga Ntamela (2008), on YouTube.
In 2015, additional bursaries were offered by Vega School of Brand Leadership Durban, allowing three more students to benefit from the programme.
Recipients of the Vega Bursaries are Azuri Muhuli from Glenwood High School, Wandile Cele from Hillgrove High School and Melissa Paterson from Durban Girls’ High School.
- 2016 - Londeka Gumede from Durban Girls High - Vega School of Brand Leadership, Durban.
- Roxanne Schoon from Durban Girls High - Vega School of Brand Leadership, Durban.
- Mali Khuzwayo from Mowat Park High - Vega School of Brand Leadership, Durban.
- Samukelisiwe Faku from Inanda Newtown Comprehensive - Design School South Africa, Durban
- 2015 - Yolisa Motha from Durban Girls’ High School - Vega School of Brand Leadership, Durban.
- Nomfundo Mcoyi from Durban Girls’ High School - Vega School of Brand Leadership, Durban.
- Azuri Muhuli from Glenwood High School - Vega School of Brand Leadership, Durban.
- Wandile Cele from Hillgrove High School - Vega School of Brand Leadership, Durban.
- Melissa Paterson from Durban Girls’ High School - Design School South Africa, Durban.
- 2014 - Banzi Kasana from South African College High School in Cape Town - is in his third year at AAA School of Advertising in Cape Town.
- Ida Janine van Staden from Parklands College is in her third year at Vega Cape Town.
- Chiquita Williams from PJ Olivier Art Centre in Stellenbosch in her third year at Stellenbosch Academy.
- 2013 - Anita Dama from Good Hope Seminary High School in the Western Cape - has completed her studeies at the AAA School of Advertising in Cape Town.
- 2012 - Anthea Lakay from Good Hope Seminary High School in the Western Cape - graduated in 2015 from AAA School of Advertising in Cape Town and is now employed in the creative industry.
- 2011 - Ayesha Daniels, from Gardens Commercial in Cape Town - graduated in 2014: Communication Management in Creative Brand Communication at Vega Cape Town. She is now employed in the creative industry.
- 2009 - Busisiwe Mahlangu, from Benoni High School - graduated in Communication Management in Creative Brand Communication at Vega Johannesburg and is now permanently employed.
- 2008 - Siyabonga Ntamela, from Lenarea Secondary School - completed a one year Advertising course at Vega's Imagination Lab and followed his studies with an internship at Draftfcb Durban as a DTP Operator. Siyabonga is now employed in the creative industry and was a Loeries Judge in 2015. Watch his inspiring story on YouTube.
- 2008 - Zwelisha Giampetri, from Durban Girls High - completed a three year BA Communication Management course in Creative Brand Communication at Vega Durban, followed by an internship at Ogilvy Durban. Zwelisha is now employed in the creative industry.
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