The lives of more than 50 000 high school children and over 2500 TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) students have been touched since we began in 1970. In those early years our numbers were small but, applications continue to flood in by the thousands and the work has grown. We work with learners in State schools – we keep these learners in their local schools. They are then motivated and encouraged to complete their high school and work towards reaching their potential of becoming the role models that are so lacking in their communities. It is astounding that children from such desperately poor homes succeed in spite of the difficulties which beset them.
The future of our country lies with its youth. The African Scholars Fund aim to give our youth hope, to facilitate their access to institutions of higher learning and to guide them towards becoming responsible citizens of this wonderfully diverse country.
The African Scholars’ Fund, through awards and guidance, assists promising young schoolchildren from desperately poor homes to complete their secondary (grades 8 to 12) or TVET college education.
Requirements and eligibility
Your average mark (all subjects) is 50% or above.
The school fees are R4500 or less per year.
The total monthly household income does not exceed R7500.
You live & attend school in the Free State, Western, Eastern or Northern Cape.
You are/will be 21yrs or younger in your matric year