Are you a Kaduna State indigene? Do you currently attend a tertiary institution in Kaduna State? Are you 18 - 24 years old?
If your answers to all three questions is ‘Yes’, you are eligible!
What is the Kaduna State Student Sponsorship Grant?
In collaboration with the Ake Arts and Book Festival, Gov Nasir Elrufai is giving ten students from Kaduna State the opportunity to enjoy an all expense paid trip to Ake Arts and Book Festival 2016 where they will be able to meet literary icon Ngugi wa Thinog'o, and chat with fantastic African creatives like Petina Gappah, Teju Cole, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Helon Habila, fatima Abubakar, Noviolet Bulawayo, Laolu Senbanjo and many more.
What Will I Get?
- Transport to and from Kaduna
- Access to ALL Ake Festival events
- 3 nights at a hotel near the venue
- 3 Meals each day
- N20,000 in book tokens to spend on any book of your choice at Ake Festival Bookstore
How do I apply?
All you need to do is fill in the application form below. You will be required to upload:
- proof of residency in Kaduna State
- student ID card
*If successful, you must bring this ID Card to the Ake Festival registration point for verification.
Where Do I Get the Book Tokens?
When you arrive at the Ake Arts and Book Festival venue and your identity has been verified, you will be given your book tokens which can be spent at the Ake Arts and Book Festival Bookstore where you will find a large selection of books.
Can I convert the book tokens to cash?
No. This grant is specially for students who will benefit from acquiring a selection of books to advance their academic pursuits.
Will I have to do anything in return?
Yes. you will have to write a 1000 word report of your time at Ake Festival 2016.
250 words have to be written on each full day you spend at Ake festival.
A 250 word conclusion, where you will be expected to explain how your experience Ake festival 2016 will advance your passion for literature or the Arts i
Can I monitise the grant?
Can I fill the form for my friend?
PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2016 KADUNA STATE STUDENT SPONSORSHIP GRANT IS NOW CLOSED!