Certificate Scholarships

The CC Certificate aims to increase our global community’s expertise in open licensing and awareness of our shared, digital commons.  We intend to train at least one person interested in open licensing in every country and territory, around the world. One way to bring the CC Certificate to more people is through the Certificate scholarship program.

While we prioritize offering scholarships to CC Global Network members, anyone is welcome to join the network (it’s free).

Launched in 2019, the CC Certificate Scholarship program has offered scholarships to recipients from 25 countries: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Benin, Brazil, Chile, Finland, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Portugal, Rwanda, Slovenia, South Africa, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

How Scholarships work:

  • Creative Commons supports CC Network Chapters with scholarship funding and encourages Network Chapters to determine their appropriate scholarship recipients. We request Network Chapters 1) provide the scholarship opportunity to actively engaged CCGN members who would benefit from in-depth training and mentoring, and 2) are willing to share the knowledge they gain after graduation.
  • Scholarships cover $400 to $450 USD of the $500 USD total cost of the CC Certificate. Recipients will register for the CC Certificate, paying the remaining ticket price. 
  • CC aims to offer the scholarship on an annual basis.  Our goal is to offer scholarships to as many people in as many Certificate courses as possible, while ensuring the program’s sustainability.

Please meet our CC Certificate Scholarship recipients!

2020 Scholarship Recipients

photo of Ms Hanae Lrhoul
“Mrs Hanae Lrhoul,” by Hanae Lrhoul, licensed CC-BY 4.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Algeria: Hanae Lrhoul

Argentina: Maximiliano Marzetti

Australia: Prodip Roy

Bangladesh: Mohammed Galib Hasan

Benin: Adebayo Fawaz Ludovic Tairou

photo of Prodip Roy
Prodip Roy from the Faces of the Commons 2019 album (Portrait was taken during the Creative Commons Global Summit 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal), by Sebastiaan ter Burg CC BY 2.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Brazil: Chico Venancio

Chile: Werner Westermann

Finland: Susanna Ånäs

Ghana: Felix Nartey

Maximiliano Marzetti
“Me in glasses”, by Maximiliano Marzetti, licensed CC BY 4.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

India: Savithri Singh and Omshivaprakash Hodigere Lakshmeshvaradavaru 

Indonesia: Dian Eka Indriani

Kenya: Hildah Nyakwaka

Mexico: Ken Bauer

Nepal: Kshitiz Khanal

Netherlands: Sebastiaan ter Burg

Nigeria: Felix Olakulehin

Portugal: Teresa Cardoso

Photo of Fawaz Tairou
Fawaz Tairou – WikiConvention fr 2019, by Lëa-Kim Châteauneuf, CC BY-SA 4.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Rwanda: Boris Bahire Kabeja

Slovenia: Maja Bogataj Jančič

South Africa: Derek Moore, Kathryn Kure, and Wynand van der Walt

Photo of Dian Eka Indriani
Just Ordinary Me, by Dian Eka Indriani licenced CC BY 4.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Taiwan: Rock Hung

Tanzania: Hamis Juma

Tunisia: Sami Mlouhi

Uruguay: Ileana Silva

Venezuela: Jose Luis Mendoza


2019 scholarship Recipients

Fitriayu Penyalai
Fitriayu Penyalai
by Sebastiaan ter Burg: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ter-burg/ CC BY 2.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en_GB

CC Indonesia: Fitriayu Penyalai Fitriayu is a CCGN member and the CC Indonesia Chapter Lead. She has actively helped CC Indonesia since 2017 as a CC license workshop trainer and communication specialist. Fitri has produced new infographics, merchandise, and games used for CC license workshops and communications. She also led the Made with CC Bahasa Indonesia translation and launching event.

photo of Alice J. Mihayo
Photo of Alice J. Mihayo, CC BY International 4.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

CC Tanzania: Alice Joseph Mihayo Alice is a young advocate and lawyer from the Law School of Tanzania. Her interest in copyright and licensing inspired her to join CC Tanzania. She is eager to learn more about intellectual property rights and licensing. 

CC Uganda: Brian SSennoga

Brian SSonga, Scholarship Recipient
Brian SSonga, by Sebastiaan ter Burg: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ter-burg/ CC BY 4.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 Brian is passionate about ICT for development, and has served in the open movement in various roles with the Open Source Software Foundation for Africa. He is a design thinker, educator, management coach, and lived with his family in Kampala, Uganda where he also currently serves as the Global Network Council Representative for Uganda.

CC Venezuela: Margaret Lopez  Margaret is a science journalist and contributor to SciDev.net. She is an enthusiast of open data and data journalism.

Margaret Lopez, scholarship recipient
Margaret Lopez, CC BY International 4.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

CC Brazil: Juliana Monteiro

Juliana is a professor of the Technical Course of Museology – Parque Jovem ETEC / Paula Souza Center.

Juliana Monteiro, Scholarship Recipient
Juliana Monteiro, Museóloga freelancer and Profa. no Curso Técnico de Museologia, by Sebastiaan ter Burg: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ter-burg/ CC BY 4.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Juliana works in the area of ​​collection management and documentation in museums. She is the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) coordinator for CC Brazil and has been speaking, lecturing, and teaching extensively about CC, as well as partnering with institutions to make their content open. Juliana is a graduate of CC’s Institute for Open Leadership.

CC Ghana: Raphel Berchie

Raphel Berchie Scholarship recipient
Raphel Berchie by ZMcCune (WMF) CC BY-SA 4.0:https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Raphel is a Wikimedian, a Cofounder of the Open Foundation West Africa and Cofounder of CC Ghana.


CC Nepal: Roshan Kumar Karn

Roshan Kumar Karn, Scholarship Recipient
Photo by Roshan Kumar Karn, Director of Open Access Nepal, licensed CC BY 4.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Roshan is the Director of Open Access Nepal and the CC Nepal Lead. He has worked in the field of open science and open licenses in Nepal for a few years. Under his leadership, CC Nepal pioneered numerous open activities, including hosting and organizing a regional meeting on open science and CC licenses. Roshan also helped formulate open licensing policy at the institutional and national level. Roshan is a graduate of CC’s Institute for Open Leadership.

CC Uruguay: Jorge Gemetto  Jorge has been a member of the Uruguayan chapter of Creative Commons since 2013, and currently serves as the Global Network Council Representative of the chapter. Jorge coordinates an online cultural project called Ártica, where he writes and teaches about digital and free culture. Jorge participates in research groups. He co-authored papers and books about access to knowledge, digital practices and public policies.