Old Mutual Imfundo Trust Scholarship South Africa 2023 – 2024
ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDER – OLD MUTUAL / IMFUNDO TRUST
Old Mutual Imfundo Trust Scholarship South Africa | The Imfundo Trust was established by the Old Mutual Investment Group in 2011, as a scholarship initiative. The Trust provides funding for students to pursue studies at the tertiary level, within the investments industry.
Imfundo comes from the Nguni languages of southern Africa – it means “The acquisition of knowledge; the process of becoming educated” and that is the aim of the Trust – to help students further their education.
ABOUT THE OLD MUTUAL IMFUNDO TRUST SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED
The Old Mutual Investment Group is inviting students to apply for funding, through the Imfundo Trust Scholarship, for the 2023 academic year.
Scholarships will be awarded for studies within these fields:
- Climate Studies (Postgraduate)
- Computer Science and related qualifications
- Data Science
- Management Sciences / Studies
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MORE ABOUT THE OLD MUTUAL IMFUNDO TRUST SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME – SELECTION
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited to attend an interview. The Board of Trustees will consider the outcome of the interview and any other relevant factors when making the final decision on granting the scholarships.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OLD MUTUAL IMFUNDO TRUST SCHOLARSHIP
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 currently in Matric or have completed Matric
- You must be studying or intend on studying full-time, towards a qualification in one of the fields listed above
- You must be entering your first or second year of study in 2023 (except for Climate Studies, which is only for postgraduate students)
- You must be studying or intend on studying at a recognised and accredited tertiary institution in South Africa
- You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 70% in the mid-year Matric exams, with a minimum of 70% in Mathematics and 70% in English FAL or 60% in English HL, if currently in Matric
- You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 65% in the most recent exams if you are currently studying
- Preference will be given to candidates from rural and township backgrounds
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE OLD MUTUAL IMFUNDO TRUST SCHOLARSHIP
Applications must be submitted online at; Old Mutual Imfundo Trust Scholarship Application 2023
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):
- South African ID document (certified copy)
- Matric certificate (certified copy)
- Full academic record/ transcripts (certified copy)
- Parents or guardians proof of income (latest payslips or letter from employer if employed, latest financial statements if self-employed, affidavit if unemployed) (certified copy)
- Parents or guardian’s death certificates, if deceased (certified copy)
- Parents or guardians divorce certificate, if divorced (certified copy)
- Parents or guardians sworn statement, if separated (certified copy)
- Signed consent form (.docx)
- Profile picture
- Proof of address (certified copy)
- Essay (answering the following: description of your personal background and family circumstances, description of all your achievements and leadership positions, your personal strengths and weaknesses, how your chosen study programme relates to your talents; interests and envisaged career, your personal statement to headline your application profile)
CLOSING DATE FOR THE OLD MUTUAL IMFUNDO TRUST SCHOLARSHIP
12 October 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 SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDER
For any queries related to this scholarship programme, please contact StudyTrust (the administrators for this scholarship) directly:
Tel: 011 403 1632
Mobile: 087 511 3373
Contact page: https://studytrust.org.za/contact-us/
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