A collaboration between Inscape and SABC Education was established in 2015. The aim of this initiative was to uplift and provide a platform to disadvantaged learners who showed academic excellence, yet did not have the resources financially to pursue their studies. One million rands’ worth of design scholarships was provided to students wanting to enter tertiary studies at Inscape in 2016.
In addition to this collaboration, Inscape self-funds a further number of students to ensure that for every 20 paying students, one scholarship student is afforded an opportunity to further their studies in higher education.
There are currently 36 active scholarship students in the system, totaling R4.6 million in educational funding.
Applications to the programme surpassed the expectation of the institution and whilst the institution would have liked to assist more students it was just not viable. It was at this point that Helen Bϋhrs, Principal and Managing Director of Inscape Education Group, established a non-profit company, Inscape Exchange.
Inscape Exchange aims to attract possible funders who could assist the scholarship applicants and provide opportunities for quality education to economically disadvantaged individuals who have qualified and have the potential and will to succeed in the creative industry.
Inscape Exchange aims to motivate individuals to achieve to the best of their ability, academically and in all other aspects of their chosen field of study, providing mentorship in partnership with families, providing support and resources where the need arises and encouraging creativity and leadership to help build a prosperous and healthy nation.
Inscape Education Group’s 2017 scholarship programme launched 1 September 2016 and is open to all Grade 12 learners and school-leavers for applications. Applicants must have passed matric with entrance into either a degree, diploma or higher certificate.
The programme closes on 31 October 2016 and scholarship candidates will be announced 30 November 2016.
Applicants may apply for any of Inscape’s registered and accredited programmes:
Bachelor of Design Degree (NQF level 7) specialising in: Graphic Design, Interior Design, Fashion Design, Ideation, Marketing & Communication Design, Audiovisual Design, Interaction Design and Jewellery Design
Diploma (NQF level 6) courses in Interior Design and Graphic Design
Higher Certificate (NQF level 5) courses in Architectural Technology, Design Techniques, Interior Decorating and Fashion Design
Partial or full scholarships will be awarded to disadvantaged learners who show academic excellence to pursue their studies in higher education.