1000 Women in Design: Selection and Eligibility Criteria

The African Women in Design Scholarship Program was created to expand access to design education. We #ChooseToChallenge the fact that only 20% of designers in Nigeria are females. This reflects the realities of many African countries and we want to do something about it. This is why we have partnered with Geneza school of design to help 1000 women build skills in design.

Selection Criteria and Eligibility

  • Must be a youth (16-35)
  • Must be female/a woman
  • Must have financial need
  • Must be a little tech-savvy
  • Have little or no skill in design
  • Proof of Nigerian/African citizenship
  • Must have intentions of impacting Africa with this skill
  • Must have the resources and time to take the courses
  • A history of  participation in the local tech ecosystem could be a plus
  • Interested in upskilling in design and probably pursuing a career in design
  • Must show positive potential for – employability, potential growth rate, impact, etc.
  • In good social standing (no racial slurs, sexist slurs, or any negative social activity)
  • Other requirements deemed necessary by Ingressive For Good and Geneza.

Number of Scholarships: 1000 slots, divided into 2 cohorts. Cohort 1 will begin April 1, 2021 and Cohort 2 will begin August 1, 2021.

Duration of Scholarship: 12-24 weeks

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48 Responses
      1. Anna gezi

        Iam super excited for this program
        For empowering us, girl child and less privilege ones
        Looking forward for choosing me
        Thank you so much

  1. Stephanie

    I’m so happy to be here, thank you for selecting me, this skill will surely pave ways for me. Thanks so much for this opportunity.

  2. Iheonu Goodness

    Hi, I am very excited to get a feed back and I really hope I amongst those 1000 women who will be selected, because I know I am capable of learning and performing accurately under capable and good supervision like this platform. Also I fit with the selection criteria and eligibility. Thank you for this platform and opportunity.

  3. Oketah Ugochi

    Thank you so much for this opportunity. I look forward to being a part of this scholarship program.
    I’ve always dreamed of becoming a graphic designer but restrained by finance; I think this is my big opportunity. I want take it for granted is selected.

  4. Dairo Oyeneye Adeyemi

    Hi, thanks for the opportunity you want ro give us, i appreciate this and i pray to be among the selected ones because am very much eligible. Thank you and i will wait to hear good news from you. God be with you all . You are doing well

  5. Adewunmi Damilola Mary

    Wow! This is really amazing. I’m glad I’m applying for this scholarship and I am hopeful that I would be selected.

    Thanks to the organisers, Ingressive For Good and Geneza School of design, for this putting great opportunity to for the female youth.

  6. Obogo Agnes

    Thank you very much for your feedback I sincerely hope to be selected after viewing the criteria for the selection.

  7. Titilayo Abigail


    I am completely in love with this. I can’t wait jump and start learning actively.

    I am grateful for this.


  8. Chidinma

    I am so excited to have taken this bold step as I look forward to part of this design course. I have read the criteria and I am happy I qualify in all aspects required. Thank you and I look forward to an exciting and educating time.

  9. Becky osim

    I am not in this age bracket but I sincerely wish to participate in this training.
    What is this hitch about 18-35 years of age, are the rest age bracket not useful anymore?
    Please review these criteria.
    Thanks so kindly.

  10. Nicey

    I am Nigerian, born and raised but live outside Nigeria for 2 years now for study purposes. I really want to develop skills in design, I’ve applied to the scholarship. Do I have a chance.

  11. Abiola Bello

    I really hope I get this scholarship, it will be a great opportunity to learn graphic design. Keep up the good work 🙂


    Want to be a part of this training and raise other ladies contributing their quota to national development

  13. Ekundayo Jessica

    Good day,I wasn’t able to fill the form to indicate my interest within 24hrs,I just got the mail.please what do I do,because I am very much interested.

  14. Nneoma Janet Nwachukwu

    I really wish I saw this earlier. I’d love to participate in this. I’ve developed this interest in tech industry and am very much enthusiastic to learn and explore all opportunities I have.

  15. Victoria Ogundairo

    Thank you for this great opportunity given to African women and I’m looking forward to be part of those that will be selected in order to help my develop my community.

  16. Ifeoma Nwakuche

    This is great. Its an opportunity everyone needs to key into to grow the African community. I look forward to being a part of this team

    1. Hello Mercy,

      We received twice the number of applications we expected. We’re still sorting through applications.
      You must have gotten an email in this regard. Please check your inbox, promotion and spam for them email

  17. Uwaoma

    Have the successful applicants been informed? I mean it’s past 11th November and I have not gotten any confirmation nor rejection email.

    1. Hello Uwaoma,

      We received twice the number of applications we expected. We’re still sorting through applications.
      You must have gotten an email in this regard. Please check your inbox, promotion and spam for them email

  18. Badmus Adetutu Halimat

    I applied for the scholarship some weeks back and was expecting to be chosen. Unfortunately, my devices were stolen and have been unable to access my mails. I just got a new device and suprisingly while checking my mails I found a mail (dated 8/11/2021) that I have been chosen to be part of the 1000women. I feel so bad for this but it’s beyond me. Is there anyway I can still be part of the program, it’s a skill have been longing to get to complement my love for technology. Thanks in anticipation

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