FIRST RAND LAURIE DIPPENAAR SCHOLARSHIP 2016 – 2017

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This fund aids exceptional students from South Africa to complete their postgraduate studies abroad in any country and any field.  Scholarships are for a maximum period of two years and to the value of R400 000 per year to cover tuition, books, accommodation, meals and other relevant needs.

FIRST RAND LAURIE DIPPENAAR BURSARIES AVAILABLE

This Scholarship program has bursaries available in all fields of study and these studies are for any International Recognized University in any other country outside of South Africa.  Here are some of the fields of study students can consider and some of the Universities providing these study fields.

  • University of Amsterdam
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • MA Sociology
  • University of Germany – Institute of Human Genetics
  • PhD Molecular Genetics
  • MMed Medical Genetics
  • King College London
  • MA Conflict, Security and Development
  • BA Honors Political Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Innovation Design Engineering
  • Duisenberg School of Finance
  • LLM Finance and Law
  • LLM Banking and Stock Exchange Law
  • University of Cambridge
  • MA Corporate Law
  • LLB Bachelor of Law
  • University of Columbia
  • MA English Literature
  • Bachelor’s Arts Honors
  • Honors Economics
  • MA Real Estate Development
  • University of Oxford
  • Computer Science MSc
  • Computer Science BSc
  • Bachelor Social Science
  • Honors Politics, Philosophy, and Economics
  • International Relations
  • Engineering Science

FIRST RAND LAURIE DIPPENAAR BURSARIES REQUIREMENTS

To be selected candidates has to prove excellence in all study fields academically as well as show leadership qualities, strength in their character, involvement in their communities and a great potential to becoming a destiny maker not only for him/herself but all those around them.

Although there is no set age restriction candidates under 35 will receive preference.

Candidates who have or are currently studying abroad will be excluded from selection.

Successful candidates have to return home to South Africa, work and stay in South Africa for a minimum period of five years after completing their studies.

FIRST RAND LAURIE DIPPENAAR BURSARIES APPLICATION

Bursaries online applications cannot be made but the form can, however, be downloaded and emailed to: firstrandpgscholarship@firstrand.co.za for the attention of Beth van Heerden.  Your reference letters can also be mailed to this e-mail as long as they are clearly marked.  For application forms, candidates can use this link although bursary forms will only become available in November.

You can also complete the form, print it out and forward it along with all required documentation to the following address:

First Rand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship

Attention: Beth van Heerden

P.O. Box 650149

Benmore

2010

Or to

4 Merchant Place

Corner Of Fredman Drive & Rivonia Rd.

Sandton

The following documentation will need to accompany your application:

  • A Certified copy of your ID Book / Card
  • A personal statement written by you about you and please indicate the word count.
  • A certified copy of your Matric final results.
  • A certified copy of your Degree or Course Certificates.
  • Your current or most recent Academic Transcripts
  • A letter of acceptance from the University you wish to attend.
  • A clear and recent Photograph of yourself.

FIRST RAND LAURIE DIPPENAAR BURSARIES CLOSING DATE

Applications will be open from middle December each year and close the end of February but applications can be acquired from November.

Be sure to include all the relevant documentation and that your application is completed fully.  Additionally, try not to send a personal statement that is longer than a 1000 words but do clarify why you feel you are the best candidate for the Scholarship.  Enlighten the panel to what it is that sets you above the rest and why you feel you can change destiny.  Moreover, inform the board of how you will be able to make a positive impact in South Africa that could change the future with the Scholarship.  Please also indicate your reason for choosing your field of study and the selected University for study.  Also, include your career plans in addition to your life plans upon completion of your studies.

ZAMBIA SCHOLARSHIP FUND BURSARIES

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In 1998, Peggy Rogers lay down the ground work for this scholarship fund, as she saw the need that was and still is present within Zambia for education. Primarily the fund aided high school students to complete their high school career and to then study further as teachers. Thus, supplying greatly needed teachers to rural areas. This program began with funding of only ten students, however as the funding grew so did the possibilities.

This program has provided more than a thousand ton of books to school throughout Zambia, shipped from the USA. Additionally, it has also funded more than a 1000 students over the course of the last ten years, these included high school and college students.

The ZSF provides aid on all levels of education, working together with the current educational structure in Zambia. The main aim of this fund is to encourage students to become productive members, to be able to provide for their families. They build students optimism, confidence, enthusiasm, dignity and motivation to go from uneducated to become educated.

Libraries and textbooks are some of the things that have not really been heard of within Zambia schools. Thus, many children are only taught what the teacher can remember from their schooling days. The ZSF recovers textbooks that are being shipped to US landfills and redistributes it to the schools in Zambia.

Most students are eager and willing to sit on the floor, while listening to the teacher, just to learn something. There is no need for constructing schools, as there seem to be sufficient schools already in most areas, yet there is a great need for other assistance. The fund also aids with teacher’s kits, consisting of reading aids, paper, chalk and more. Additionally, they are also delivering desks, chairs, and maps to schools in Zambia, with a couple of computers to high schools.

This scholarship fund aims to help talented candidates reach their full potential. It aims to build students skills and knowledge in such a way that they can rebuild their nation and support themselves.

ZAMBIA SCHOLARSHIP FUND BURSARIES AVAILABLE

Originally the ZSF only provided assistance for candidates willing to become teachers within rural areas of Zambia. They still have a great need for qualified teachers, yet they are now also introducing more fields for candidates to fulfill all scarce fields within Zambia.

With their newest program the ZSF is now introducing, are micro-loans to candidates within other fields. These loans are granted to entrepreneurial candidates whom are interested in starting their own companies. These are most likely to be within the northern area of Zambia where the needs are greatest.

Some of the available fields are as follow:

  • Lotion and Soap manufacturing
  • Chicken Raising
  • Bees Raising
  • Computer skills Classes
  • Cooking with Herbs
  • Clothes Making / Seamstress
  • Growing Herbs
  • Wood Working
  • Growing Corn / Farming
  • Delivery Services
  • Steelwork / Welding
  • Restaurant
  • Fish Raising
  • Auto Mechanic

ZAMBIA SCHOLARSHIP FUND BURSARY REQUIREMENTS

This fund provides education to one of the poorest countries known to the world. Their main funding goes into educating teachers to work within rural areas of Zambia.

Candidates must adhere to the following to qualify:

  • Must be full-time primary school students
  • Must be eager to learn
  • Must be Zambian citizen
  • Must attend a Zambian high school

Candidates who are supported through high school and 2 years of college, to successfully gain their teachers qualification must be prepared to be placed within a primary school in a rural area. These teachers do receive a monthly salary from the fund.

ZAMBIA SCHOLARSHIP FUND BURSARY APPLICATION

Zambia Scholarship Fund bursaries online applications are not available. Candidates who are interested to apply, may do so by collecting an application form from the offices of ZSF, located in Kasama, Zambia. This is applicable to the applications for high school funding, as well as the micro loans.

For more information on their funding or to offer assistance, you can visit the Zambia Scholarship Fund Page. Individuals can also send an inquiry to their postal address, P.O. Box 410212, Kasama, Zambia.

CLOSING DATE 

Due to the nature of the ZSF, there are no specified closing dates. It is however recommended that primary students apply for a high school bursary before they complete primary school.

THE RHODES TRUST SCHOLARSHIP

This Scholarship fund awards bursaries to postgraduate students and covers all University fees, a personal fee as well as an economy airfare to Oxford at the beginning of the study term and again back to South Africa after the completion of the studies.  The Rhodes Trust Fund was established in 1903 and is most likely the oldest International Graduate Fund in addition to probably also being the most prestigious.  This Scholarship was established to aid in the development of spectacular leaders which would fight for all in the world and make public duty their aim in life.

Candidates will be selected on their literacy ability, academic achievements but also their truthfulness, courage, sympathy, kindness, unselfishness, fellowship towards others in addition to their devotion to duty and protection of the weak.  They need to be born leaders with a keen instinct and interest in their surroundings.

THE RHODES TRUST BURSARIES AVAILABLE

To qualify for a bursary from the Rhodes Trust candidates must hold at least their 1st Degree therefore candidates currently in their last year study of their 1st Degree are eligible.  Students get a two year study period that could under specific conditions be extended to three year studies if they are heading for DPhil.

Here are some of the available study fields:

  • Ancient History – DPhil
  • Ancient Philosophy – MSt
  • Anthropology – DPhil
  • Bachelor of Civil Law – BCL
  • Bible Interpretation – MSt
  • Biochemistry – DPhil
  • Computer Science – DPhil
  • Executive MBA – EMBA
  • Experimental Psychology DPhil
  • Geography & the Environment – MPhil
  • Global Business PGDip
  • Global Health Science – MSc
  • Management Studies – DPhil
  • Materials – DPhil
  • Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics – DPhil
  • Plant Science – DPhil
  • Politics DPhil
  • Sociology & Demography – MPhil
  • Software & System Security – MSc

For more study fields at Oxford have a look here for all their fields available.

THE RHODES TRUST BURSARIES REQUIREMENTS

Candidates must be South African citizens with a valid ID Book / Card and be a permanent resident.

Candidates must possess or obtain a first class in their disciplines.

Candidates must be between 19 & 25 to qualify unless they are medical students or doctors then the age limit is 27.

Candidates of any race, gender, religion, disability, social background or ethnic origin may apply.

THE RHODES TRUST BURSARIES APPLICATION

Bursaries online applications can be found here if there are any interested candidates.

Candidates applying must also provide the following documentation:

  • Candidates must provide a certified copy of their birth certificates as proof of their age.
  • Candidates must provide certified copies of their Degree certificates.
  • Candidates need to provide a certified record of their academic results that is official.
  • Candidates must supply information regarding any employment or business undertaking they were involved in while studying or after completion of studies.
  • Candidates must provide a detailed CV including their high school and college or university careers as well as their cultural, sports, political and community activities or involvements.

Candidates must also include a personal statement of a 1000 words or less with the following:

  • Give a thorough indication of your future plans for your life once your studies have been completed.
  • Explain your aims and priorities as well as contributions you are planning to make to society in general.
  • State the chosen field of study or degree you wish to pursue and show that you can meet the requirements of the chosen study field.
  • If a candidate wishes to study further towards a DPhil they should include an outline of their suggested research.
  • Candidates must write and sign this personal statement on their own with no aid from others.

The personal statement is extremely important to the application and ought to be taken seriously.

Candidates must ensure that all people listed as referees have valid and working contact details included where they can be contacted by the committee.  Include home and business lines as well as cellphone numbers, e-mail addresses and postal addresses.  Get permission from the people you select as referees and only use people that are most likely to respond even to written requests.  Four of the chosen referees ought to be University Lecturers or teachers who would be able to comment on your academic capability.  It is not preferable to use friends as referees but rather people who can comment from a critical perspective such as school teachers or ministers.

Please remember to add your personal home address, home phone number, cell phone number and e-mail address in addition to all the required documentation.

To send your applications via the postal system please bear in mind that all documents have to be certified copies and not originals, do not staple, bind or fold the application.

Applications can be mailed to:

The Rhodes Scholarships in South Africa

The General Secretary

Mr. Ndumiso Luthuli

P.O. Box 41468

Craighill

Gauteng

2024

South Africa

E-mail at rhotrust@pixie.co.za

THE RHODES TRUST BURSARIES CLOSING DATE

Closing date for applications is usually the middle of August each year.  If you are up for a challenge and have what it takes apply now.

FULLBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP & BURSARY PROGRAM 2016 – 2017

From 1953 the Fulbright Exchange program has allowed more than 1500 South African and American candidates to share a joined experience.  The main goal of this program is to bring to life a common appreciation between the people of the two countries with an Educational Exchange Program.  During this period, the Fulbright program has seen the rise of exceptional leaders whereof many have come from disadvantaged societies within South Africa.  Many of these were part of the apartheids era in South Africa and now they have become part of the South African Government and Parliament, some are leaders in Educational Institutes and others have moved on to the private sectors with a couple even in the non-profit sectors.

Grants are awarded for research, curriculum development, teaching as well as Master’s and Doctoral studies in a wide range of fields with assistance from the U.S. Mission to South Africa public affairs office.  There is a growth opportunity in professional, intellectual and even artistic talent for deserving candidates.  Most of the funding for this program comes from the U.S. Government and both South African and U.S. Institutes aid with non-monetary assistance. Candidates will not only meet and work with people from the host countries but will also encounter citizens from all over the world in their classrooms, libraries as well as at social events.

FULLBRIGHT BURSARIES AVAILABLE

Grants are rewarded for eight months to two years and usually only commence about 15 months after application deadline.

Fields of study made available to deserving candidates are as follow:

  • Master’s Studies – Only for candidates with completed Honors / Bachelor or the equivalent that is a 4 years University study or B. Tech Technikon Degree.
  • PhD Studies – Only for candidates with a Master’s Degree.
  • Non-Degree Studies – Only for candidates that are registered to study for a PhD within South Africa. 

FULLBRIGHT BURSARIES REQUIREMENTS

Candidates wishing to apply must take note of the following:

  • Before completing your application make sure you upload your letters of reference and transcripts then save your application.
  • Your application will only be considered once it has been completed and submitted electronically with all the requirements met after or on the 2ndof February each year.
  • Candidates must have at least three references submitted and these are crucial to your application and all ought to be from teachers or professionals and must be in English.
  • All selected candidates will be required to complete one or more of the following tests in order to gain admission to a University in the U.S.:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language – TOEFL
  • Graduate Records Examination – GRE
  • Specific fields require additional GRE tests
  • Graduate Management Admission Test – GMAT

FULLBRIGHT BURSARIES APPLICATION

Bursaries online application can be made by visiting the Foreign Fulbright Program but you will also need to carefully read the instructions found on this page before applying or even completing the application form.  For more information candidates can also call 012 – 431 4155 or send an e-mail to the SAfrica@state.gov alternatively send mail to P.O. Box 9536, Pretoria, 0001.

Here are some tips to aid you in completing the application form successfully:

  • You are allowed to copy and paste information into the provided text boxes.
  • Please remember that there is only a limited amount of space per text box and if your information entered is too much, all will not be display.
  • Try to not use only capital letters for answering questions even fields for name, surname, address, etc must be completed in upper and lower case letters.
  • The pages allowed for you to write your essays will, however, display all text, not like the text boxes, but it is still recommended to keep it to the point and preferably not more than one page per essay.
  • Check each page as it will be displayed by clicking the PREVIEW button that will be located in the top right-hand corner to ensure all you added will be seen.  To return to your application simply close the PDF view.

Please also keep in mind that there are questions that are obligatory to complete before submitting so use the ‘Applicator Inspector’ that you will find on the home page to make sure they are all completed.  Also, remember that awards are not automatically renewed and all references MUST be submitted online as paper copies will not be accepted.

FULLBRIGHT BURSARIES CLOSING DATE

Applications usually close closer to the end of November each year and candidates should ensure that all required documentation along with a completed application has been submitted on time as no late entries will be considered.  Incomplete application forms or forms that do not have all the required documentation added including the place of interview will not be considered.

Candidates can start an application and return to complete it at a later stage if they cannot do it in one sitting. The information they entered will remain there.  Please remember that once you have pressed submit you will no longer be able to make changes, so ensure you have everything correct and completed before selecting to submit.

BESTMED BURSARIES

If helping the sick and caring for those who cannot care for themselves, gives you a reason to live, then one of the fields within nursing may just be what you need. There are multiple directions one can take and also further studies going into a variety of careers with a solid nursing diploma or degree behind you. If you would like to make a difference in the lives of others, yet, you do not have the finances to complete your studies, then a bursary within the nursing field may be what you need.

BestMed has high standards, they believe to inspire that which lies within, and assists in providing excellence in quality care and medical innovation.

This association takes great interest in growing values of dignity in those who hold a great passion for the medical field. This Institute offers successful candidates leading motivation, building of character and knowledge to assist in their personal and professional growth.

Build the necessary skills to a winning career in the medical profession. Become a professional in nursing with compassion and quality in each step. Candidates can apply yearly for their bursary program, if they meet the requirements of the endowment. The bursary covers tuition fees and study material.

They offer so many possibilities within further study, these are towards many nursing fields for candidates who loves caring and working with those who require medical help. They deliver value to all candidates and create new healthcare horizons by implementing successful solutions to affordable health care. BestMed provides quality to the public of South Africa.

BESTMED BURSARIES AVAILABLE

At this point BestMed has NO bursaries available.

COCA COLA BURSARIES 2016 – 2017

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The international Coca-Cola foundation offers more than 1400 students support for college each year. These scholarships are open for anyone who would like to apply.  If you feel you have a passion for justice and have overcome multiple obstacles to reach your dreams, then they may be inclined to help you.

The South African division has much to offer in line with the communities, sport and more.  However, they do not have bursaries available at the moment.  You can apply for grants or sponsorships, though, via their online forms.  Each of these must meet specific guidelines, give the proposed objectives, goals as well as achievements to be gained.  The committee will then consider the application and reply accordingly.  Faxed or mailed applications will be disregarded, organizations can only apply upon online invitation.

COCA COLA BURSARIES AVAILABLE

Fields of study will differ depending on the need and positions to be filled within the company.  They usually have a wide variety of fields available.  Keep your eye on the press and apply ones bursaries become available.

COCA COLA BURSARIES REQUIREMENTS

To qualify for a bursary from Coca-Cola candidates will require the following:

  • Grade 12 level of education
  • English
  • Possess a Valid ID

COCA COLA BURSARIES OPPORTUNITIES

Coca-Cola has branches all over the world offering opportunities right through the year.  For more information please visit here.

If you feel you meet all criteria for the application, email your proposal and they will evaluate it.  If you do not hear from them within 14 days, please note that it was unsuccessful.

Include the following:

  • Name and surname
  • Cellphone number and Email address
  • Company name, field of study or project name

COCA COLA BURSARIES APPLICATION

Bursaries online applications are not available, you can, however, send you CV along with an application letter to  fax: 086 7670 516.

For more detail on their aid programs, you can check out their webpage.

COCA COLA BURSARIES CLOSING DATE

Coca-Cola South Africa is always looking for ways to aid and assist in building up the community, sports and also schools.

Their bursaries usually close round the end of July each year.

Please feel free to contact them if you are hosting any sports, art or cultural events and would like a helping hand.  Remember to firstly have a look at their requirements on the webpage as stated above.

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