The “AKA Scholarship” scholarship is a collaboration between top South African artist AKA, SAE Institute and non-profit Bridges for Music and covers the full year tuition for SAE’s full-time Higher Certificate in Sound Production at the state-of-the-art campus in the heart of Cape Town at the renowned Woodstock Exchange.
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About the AKA Scholarship
AKA has established himself as one of South Africa’s top talents as a multi-award winning musician and producer who understands the importance of creating opportunities such as this scholarship. As he explains further, “It’s a great honour for me to be able to offer a young aspiring musician/producer/engineer an opportunity to equip themselves with the skills needed to begin a career in the industry. I myself studied to be a sound engineer and I still use the same skills I acquired all those years back, in the day to day happenings of my own career. Thank you SAE and Bridges for Music for partnering with me on this awesome initiative. Good luck to the recipient of this scholarship, and see you at the top.”
AKA is South Africa’s most awarded Urban Artist and musical power house for Africa. AKA is the first artist to be nominated as Best African Act by BET, MTVbase Europe, MOBOs, NEA and AFRIMMA in the same year; 2015. He has also won numerous awards across the continent. The 2 X Best Male at the SAMA is also a producer and song writer. AKA has been herald to have the best Live performance in Africa. His 2016 goals are to tour the continent and perform at festivals throughout the world as well as releasing his highly anticipated 3rd studio Album.
The scholarship is open to all South African citizens and all candidates must hold a Grade 12 certificate. The scholarship is only valid for the July 2018 study intake. Candidates will be responsible for all living and travel expenses should they come from outside of Cape Town.
In order to apply for the scholarship candidates must complete the application form, we will then send you a follow up e-mail detailing the next steps to complete your application. AKA will make the final decision on who the successful candidate will be.
PLEASE NOTE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ONLY OPEN AT THE END OF FEB 2019 and SCHOLARSHIPS START IN JULY 2019.