Ghanaian philanthropist, UNEP Goodwill Ambassador and founder of the African Fashion Foundation Roberta Annan is funding a scholarship awarded exclusively to the best emerging young fashion communication, business and media talents from Sub-Saharan Africa at the Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design.
In an interview with Sustainability Editor for Vogue Emily Chan, Roberta had this to say:
The College has a clear desire to be more accessible to people from a broad range of backgrounds and this scholarship is one small step towards that goal. Africa is bursting with talent just waiting to be unleashed and this will provide a wonderful opportunity for someone to not only move ahead with their own career but also to be an example to others on the continent of what they can achieve – and these role models are so important.
In a statement made by the African Fashion Foundation:
The scholarship provides full fee remission for the Vogue Fashion Foundation Programme and the BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and Industry Practice degree programme for successful applicants.
This is a competitive scholarship scheme aiming to support those with the greatest financial need, talent in the relevant subject areas, and future potential. The Roberta Anan Scholarship is open to applications from Sub-Saharan African countries.
Students must be aged at least 18 years old on 1st September at the start of the academic year in which they intend to join this course. An academic year runs 1st September-31st August annually.
Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design is looking for students who will actively contribute to the course and take an original approach to their work while having a keen interest in pursuing a career in fashion communications.