ABOUT THE COMPANY – MOTSEPE FOUNDATION
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 BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED
The Motsepe Foundation will be awarding bursaries within the following fields of study:
Engineering Entrepreneurship Mathematics Medical Studies Sciences Agriculture Technology Business Studies Law Arts
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):
South African citizen Achieved a minimum average of 70% in Matric (excluding Life Orientation) Studying or intend on studying within one of the aforementioned fields of study Studying or intend on studying at a recognised tertiary institute within South Africa Excellent academic results Proven financial need
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY
Download and complete the Motsepe Foundation Bursary Application Form (.pdf)
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):
ID document (certified copy) Matric mid-year results, if currently in Matric (certified copy) Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy) Full academic record, if currently at tertiary level (certified copy) Proof of residence (certified copy) Parents/ guardians ID documents (certified copies) ID documents of other household members (certified copies) Parents/ guardians proof of income (latest payslips/ employment letter/ SASSA grant letter/ affidavit for informal traders/ death certificate if deceased etc – more detail can be found on the application form)
The following documents will also be required in the final stages of the bursary selection process:
Final matric results (certified copy) University acceptance letter/ proof of registration Student number Fees statement, if currently at tertiary level
Applications must be submitted electronically via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Insert the words “Motsepe Foundation Bursary Application – Your Full Name” in the email subject line).
(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
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