JB Marks Education Trust Fund Bursary South Africa 2021 – 2022
JB Marks Education Trust Fund Bursary South Africa
ABOUT THE COMPANY – JB MARKS EDUCATION TRUST FUND
The JB Marks Education Trust Fund was formed in 1997 by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), as a means to address the need for empowering NUM members and dependents of NUM members, specifically those studying towards qualifications in the construction, mining and energy sectors.
The Trust was named after John Beaver Marks, a South African activist and leader and a strong believer in empowerment and emancipation for workers via education. The Trust’s mission has always been to fund the educational expenses of its members and since its inception has funded over 1000 bursars and awarded over R280 million to more than 2000 beneficiaries.
Most of the funding is received from the Mineworkers Investment Trust (MIT) via Mineworkers Investment Company (MIC) dividends.
ABOUT THE JB MARKS EDUCATION TRUST FUND BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE & SELECTION
Every year, the JB Marks Education Trust Fund invites undergraduate and postgraduate students to apply for their bursary awards. The bursary is available to NUM members and their dependents (including children and spouses). There will be 200 bursaries awarded for undergraduate studies and 50 bursaries awarded for postgraduate studies.
Bursaries will be awarded for studies in critical fields only (as defined and approved by the Board of Trustees) will be accepted.
The value of the bursary is determined on a case-by-case basis depending on the field of study and will be awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis due to a limitation on funding.
Successful candidates will be contacted with an acceptance letter (via physical delivery, post or email), as well as to all NUM national branches. If you do not receive any correspondence or acceptance letter by 31 December 2021, and your name is not on the NUM regional list, regard your application as unsuccessful.
MORE ABOUT THE JB MARKS EDUCATION TRUST FUND BURSARY PROGRAMME – T&C’S
Please note the following terms and conditions before applying:
- The bursary award can NOT be used to pay off existing study loans or debts.
- If students drop out of their studies within the first 6 months, they will be required to pay back the bursary.
- If students change their course of study or their institution after the bursary has been awarded, the bursary will be immediately withdrawn.
- If students receive study funding from any other source, the bursary award will be cancelled and the student will be required to pay back the bursary.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE JB MARKS EDUCATION TRUST FUND 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 NUM member OR a dependent of a NUM member (including children and spouses)
- You must be studying towards an undergraduate qualification
- You must be studying at a recognised public tertiary institute (University or FET College – no private institutes)
- You must NOT currently be in receipt of any other funding
- You must be a NUM member who has NOT been previously funded by the Trust
- You must have graduated from undergraduate studies within the last 2 years
- You must be studying within a critical field of study
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE JB MARKS EDUCATION TRUST FUND BURSARY
Applications must be done in the following way (note that the application method is different for undergraduate and postgraduate studies):
Apply online at: https://jbmarksedutrust.co.za/index.php/online-bursary-application/
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
- Applicants ID document (certified copy)
- Union members ID document (certified copy)
- Union members payslip
- Latest academic school results (certified copy)
- Academic acceptance letter confirming that the student is enrolled in studies (on tertiary letterhead)
- A letter stating whether you are receiving other financial assistance for your studies outside of the Trust, if applicable
- Proof of dependency if students surname is different from the NUM member (Abridged Birth Certificate/ Clinic Immunization Card/ Magistrate Guardianship letter/ Medical Aid Beneficiary Certificate/ Marriage Certificate)
(Please note that emailed applications will NOT be accepted for undergraduate students).
Applications must be submitted electronically via email to the Professional Development Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Insert the words “JB Marks Postgraduate Bursary Application – Your Full Name” in the email subject line).
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your email application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
- Motivational letter (maximum 1000 words)
- Full academic record (on tertiary letterhead)
CLOSING DATE FOR THE JB MARKS EDUCATION TRUST FUND BURSARY
Undergraduate students: 1 July 2021.
Postgraduate students: last week of November 2021 (applications will open in the last week of August 2021).
(Applications submitted after these dates 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 bursary programme, please contact the JB Marks Education Trust Fund directly:
Tel: 011 492 0601
Fax: 011 492 0953