FirstRand Foundation Trust Bursary South Africa 2023 – 2024
ABOUT THE BURSARY PROVIDER – FIRSTRAND FOUNDATION TRUST
FirstRand Foundation Trust Bursary South Africa | The FirstRand Foundation was established in 1998, as a way for FirstRand Limited and their major franchises (FNB, RMB and WesBank) to direct their individual and collective corporate social investment. Since the Foundation was formed, it has received 1% of FirstRand Limited’s net profit after tax (NPAT).
ABOUT THE FIRSTRAND FOUNDATION TRUST BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED
The FirstRand Foundation Trust is inviting students to apply for their Undergraduate Bursary Programme, for the 2023 academic year.
Bursaries will be awarded for studies towards critical skills programmes, specifically for Undergraduate Degree studies in the following fields:
- Financial Management
- All specialisations/ disciplines
- Actuarial Science
- Agricultural Science
- Climate Science
- Data Science
- Environmental Science
- Indigenous Knowledge Systems
- Mathematical Science
- Renewable Energy
- Society and Sustainability
- Business Information Systems
- Computer Science
- Information Management
- Information Systems
- Information Science
- Information Technology
MORE ABOUT THE FIRSTRAND FOUNDATION TRUST BURSARY PROGRAMME – EXPENSES COVERED | OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: tuition fees, learning resources, computer (for 1st-year students), accommodation, meals and a monthly stipend.
The Trust will keep in contact with bursary recipients, and may also offer the following opportunities:
- Vacation Work
- Think Tank
- Invitation to FirstRand Offices
- Students’ transportation to and from campus to provincial headquarters
- Interaction with FirstRand personnel at the university campus
- Driver’s License
Zabusaries.com is committed to keeping you up to date with the latest bursary opportunities, and this article covers all details about the FirstRand Foundation Trust Bursary.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE FIRSTRAND FOUNDATION TRUST BURSARY
Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
- You must be a South African citizen
- You must be Black (African, Coloured, Indian, Asian)
- You must NOT be older than 21 years in your first year of study
- You must be currently in Matric or have completed Matric within the last 3 years (applicants who completed Matric more than 3 years ago may NOT apply)
- You must have achieved a minimum of level 5 for Mathematics in Matric
- You must have a strong academic record
- You must intend on studying full time towards an undergraduate degree, in one of the commerce, engineering, science or technology fields listed above (postgraduate qualifications (PGD or Honours degree) may be funded in exceptional cases where the postgraduate qualification will give access to employment opportunities)
- You must have applied for and been provisionally admitted to study at a public university in South Africa, in 2023
- You must belong to the “missing middle” group, with a combined gross family income of between R350 000 and R600 000 per annum
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE FIRSTRAND FOUNDATION TRUST BURSARY
Applications must be submitted online at; FirstRand Foundation Trust Bursary Application 2023
Enter “Zabusaries.com” in the field asking how you heard about the FirstRand Foundation Trust Bursary.
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
- ID document (certified copy)
- Matric latest results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
- Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
- Proof of provisional acceptance at university (on institutions letterhead)
- Parents or guardians’ proof of household income (latest payslips if employed/ affidavit if unemployed/ proof of pension or grants if applicable) (certified copy)
- Signed StudyTrsut consent form
CLOSING DATE FOR THE FIRSTRAND FOUNDATION TRUST BURSARY
16 December 2023 (extension).
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER
For any queries related to this scholarship programme, please contact StudyTrust (the administrators for this bursary) directly:
Tel: 011 403 1632
Contact page: https://studytrust.org.za/contact-us/
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