For the past ten years, the Loeries have been giving hope to aspiring creative students from across the country through the Loeries Creative Future Scholarship.  

Four dynamic KwaZulu-Natal students were awarded the unique scholarship in August 2016. They were recently recognized and handed their scholarships in front of learners from their former respective high schools.  Samukelisiwe Faku from Inanda Newtown Comprehensive, Londeka Gumede and Roxanne Schoon both of Durban Girls High, and Mali Khuzwayo from Mowat Park High, have been given the opportunity to realise their creative dreams and pursue their studies at Vega School Durban this year.  

Unlike many scholarships in the country, the Loeries Creative Future Scholarship currently in partnership with Vega School Durban, covers everything including tuition fees, study materials, transport, accommodation and living expenses. The scholarship also offers mentorship, internships and employment into the brand communications industry once studies are complete.

“Nothing is more important than developing young creative minds and we are proud to be contributing to the growth of the industry by helping these youngsters achieve a tertiary education. The free mind is the lifeblood of creativity and in the last ten years the Loeries Creative Future Scholarship has endeavoured to minimize the limitations that come with giving talented individuals an opportunity to flourish. We’re only getting started,” says Loeries CEO, Andrew Human.

MD of Vega School, Shevon Lurie adds, “Vega School celebrates creativity in design, brand communication and business. Having the Loeries Creative Future Scholarship partnership is a natural synergy to grow and support talent entering the brand communication industry. The Creative Future Scholarship is a dual partnership between Vega School and the Loeries with the aim to financially and academically support young creative in need demonstrating great potential in becoming the next generation of creative directors. The Loeries and Vega School have a long-standing relationship with the scholarship affirming our shared values.”

Loeries Creative Future Scholarship applications for 2018 are now open. Grade 12 students, exclusively to KwaZulu-Natal, are encouraged to apply to stand a chance to join the list of young South Africans who have become the alumni of this initiative and have gone on to establish burgeoning careers in the brand communications industry.

Please note: Only Grade 12 learners in KwaZulu-Natal, who come from a disadvantaged background will be eligible for this year’s scholarship. The deadline for applications is Thursday, 15 June 2017.