Scholarship Scheme


A scholarship scheme was instituted by the Foundation in 2005 with an endowment of $10,000 by Chief Arthur Mbanefo CON, MFR, FCA, the Odu of Onitsha, Chief (Mrs) Opral Benson OON, MON in 2006 and Chief Joop Berkhout OON In 2007 both supported the scheme.

Through scholarships and grants, The Ben Enwonwu Foundation supports research, exhibitions and publications that foster innovative and scholarly artistic expression. So far, there are six recipients of the award for the most outstanding 2nd Year Visual Art Student in tertiary institutions namely:

  • • Henry Egware of University of Lagos in 2005
  • • Silverbrains Ebhodaghe Asowa of Yaba College of Technology in 2005
  • • Kolawole Timothy Oladotun of University of Lagos in 2006
  • • Olayinka Emmanuel Akinremi of Yaba College of Technology in 2006
  • • Norvina Kelvin Saturday of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 2007
  • • Zuman Moses Sekuk of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 2007