Motsepe Foundation Bursary South Africa 2021 – 2022
ABOUT THE COMPANY – MOTSEPE FOUNDATION
Motsepe Foundation Bursary South Africa | Patrice and Precious Motsepe (the Motsepe family) were the first family in Africa to join The Giving Pledge. The Giving Pledge is a commitment by the wealthiest individuals and families across the globe, to donate most of their wealth to philanthropy. The Giving Pledge was founded by Warren Buffet and Bill Gates, and since its inception, the Motsepe family have pledged half of their wealth to the poor.
The Foundation’s main objective is to improve the living standards of those living in poverty, as well as the unemployed and marginalised within the country. This will be done by various projects and initiatives that will help beneficiaries to become independent and self-sustaining.
ABOUT THE MOTSEPE FOUNDATION BURSARY – FIELDS COVERED
The Motsepe Foundation is inviting students to apply for their bursary programme, for the 2022 academic year. Bursaries will be awarded for studies within STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), including:
- Medical Studies
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MOTSEPE FOUNDATION 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 currently in Matric, in 2021
- You must intend on studying within one of the fields listed above, in 2022
- You must be accepted to study at a recognised tertiary institution in 2022
- You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 70% in Matric (excluding Life Orientation and a second language)
- You must have proven financial need
- You must reside in one of the following areas:
- Eastern Cape: Buffalo City, Nelson Mandela Bay or OR Tambo
- Free State: Mangaung or Thabo Mofutsanyana
- Gauteng: Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg, Sedibeng or Tshwane
- KwaZulu-Natal: eThekwini, King Cetshwayo or uMgungundlovu
- Limpopo: Capricorn, Mopani, Sekhukhune or Vhembe
- Mpumalanga: Bushbuckridge, KwaMhlanga or Mbombela
- North West: Bojanala, Madibeng or Mmakau
- Northern Cape: Frances Baard or John Taolo
- Western Cape: Khayelitsha or Mitchells Plain
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE MOTSEPE FOUNDATION BURSARY
Students who meet all of the above eligibility criteria, can apply by submitting clear copies of the following supporting documentation (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
- ID document (certified copy)
- Matric latest results (certified copy)
- Proof of university acceptance (on institutions letterhead)
- Proof of residence
- Parents or guardians proof of income (latest payslips or employment letter if employed/ affidavit if unemployed/ affidavit if self-employed/ 3 months latest bank statements/ signed and stamped letter from Department of Social Services if on pension, child support or orphan grant)
Note: there is no application form to be completed for this bursary application – students need only submit the above documents to apply.
CLOSING DATE FOR THE MOTSEPE FOUNDATION BURSARY
13 October 2021.
(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 bursary programme, please contact the Motsepe Foundation directly:
Tel: 011 324 1500
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
NSFAS National Student Financial Aid Schemes
NSFAS: What is NSFAS?
NSFAS, or National Student Financial Aid Scheme, was established according to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme Act of 1999 and incorporated the Tertiary Education Fund of South Africa (TEFSA), which stopped operating in 2000.