Founded in 1941, PPS is the only mutual financial services company in South Africa that focuses exclusively on graduate professionals, providing tailor-made insurance, investment and healthcare solutions to our members.
We’re recognised as a company of value and integrity by lawyers, doctors, accountants, engineers and many other professions that know PPS is exclusively there for them and their families through every life stage – from graduation to retirement and beyond.
The PPS Foundation awards bursaries to financially deserving students who have a strong academic record and are full-time university students, primarily in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math disciplines. Recipients of the PPS Foundations Bursary will be granted the opportunity to sign up and become a PPS student member at no cost. Successful applicants will however not be obligated to avail of this opportunity and/or to purchase any products from the PPS Group of companies.
Requirements and eligibility
To be eligible for the PPS bursary, the student must meet the following criteria:
Registered at a participating South African University or University of Technology.
Preference will be given to African, Indian and Coloured students (AIC).
The students must be a citizen or a permanent resident of South Africa.
PPS does not award bursaries to students that already have other confirmed sponsors which cover their entire academic expenses unless the alternative sponsor is a loan and not a bursary. If the student is in contravention of this, the bursary (and funds) will be withdrawn and disbursed to an alternate bursary recipient.
The student must have an academic average of at least 65% throughout their academic period.
The application criteria is determined entirely at PPS’ discretion.
PPS also reserves the right to change the criteria at any time without prior notice to applicants.
PPS also reserves the right to withdraw its financial aid to successful applicants should it be found at any time that an applicant does not (or no longer) meets the application criteria or the applicant has breached any of the terms and conditions in any way.
How to apply
Request an application form via the contact details below.
The following documents must be submitted along with your complete application form:
ID or passport (certified copy)
Exam results (June) or latest (certified copy)
Student account statement showing all fees paid up for previous years
Declaration of yours/ your families financial position (affidavit)
Motivation letter describing where you would like to be in the future and why you should be awarded the bursary (word document, max 300 words)
Please send your application form and documents via fax or email: 011 644 9629/ email@example.com