The Netflix Creative Equity Scholarship Fund (CESF) for East African film and television students is now accepting applications.
The Netflix Creative Equity Fund, which was established in 2021, includes a $1 million scholarship fund for students from Sub-Saharan Africa.
The streaming service has given Sh33 million to the CESF in East Africa, which will help African creatives obtain access to high-quality university education and create a strong, diverse talent pipeline around the world.
The scholarship fund will cover tuition, housing, study materials, and living expenses at select partner institutions in Kenya where beneficiaries have been accepted to pursue a programme of study in the television and film disciplines for the 2022 academic year.
The Netflix CESF is expected to be rolled out across the East African region in the school year beginning in 2022. As an implementation partner and fund administrator, Netflix will work with HEVA Fund.
The Netflix CESF is aimed to provide financial help in the form of full scholarships at partner higher educational institutions in Kenya to encourage ambitious creatives from East African countries in their formal qualification and training.
Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and South Sudan are among the East African countries that will be eligible.
The fund will be offered to students who have been accepted to the following partner institutions to study in various cinema and television-related areas for the 2022 academic year: Kenya Film School, KCA University, Kenyatta University, and United States International University Africa are among the institutions that make up the Africa Digital Media Institute (USIU)
The application portal is now open and accepting applications. The deadline for applications is April 22, 2022 at 23:59 EAT.
The Netflix CESF has already opened in Southern Africa for cinema and television studies in South African partner institutions. Students from all throughout Africa will benefit from the effort.