MTN Foundation has commenced calls for entries for the Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON) scholarship programme 2022. The scholarship, currently in its 16th year, is an annual award that provides young talented and eligible Nigerians with an opportunity to study music for two years at the leading music academy in Nigeria, MUSON, for an internationally recognised Diploma in music on graduation.
Since its inception in 2006 and partnering with MUSON, MTN Foundation has fully funded and supported over 400 music scholars. In addition to the scholarship, MTN Foundation has installed a fully equipped digital studio, a music lab with laptops, and modern musical equipment.
Commenting on the scholarship, the Executive Secretary of MTN Foundation, Odunayo Sanya, said, “Music is a universal form of expression. Many young Nigerians lack access to affordable and quality music education. Seeing our young scholars succeed in many genres of music around the world has been motivating. We call on talented young Nigerians to maximise this opportunity. At the MTN Foundation, we are thrilled by the talent we will see this year and are looking forward to helping these individuals realize their aspirations.”
Calls for the MTN-MUSON Music Scholarship Programme 2022 are now open, and entries will close on August 21, 2022.
To be eligible, interested candidates must possess a Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) or General Certificate of Education (GCE) with at least credits in five (5) subjects including the English Language. Additionally, candidates must also possess a Higher Pass Certificate in Music (Practical and Theory) from one of the three approved bodies for music examinations: Trinity, ABRSM, or MUSON.
More details and the application form are available at https://muson.org/diploma-school/