South Africa is rich with talent and potential, but because of funding constraints and few opportunities, so much of this potential is never fully realised to the detriment of the socio- economic development of our country. The Tiso Foundation through its Undergraduate Bursary Programme in partnership with various South African Universities seeks to identify deserving previously disadvantaged candidates who have demonstrated talent and determination in their previous academic lives. The Foundation nurtures and empowers participants to achieve their academic potential, and go on to a meaningful career that will have a lasting impact on their careers, communities and the country. Scholarships are awarded to under privileged youth from marginalised communities who meet the selection criteria.
Throughout the programme, beneficiaries are offered life skills training and academic support. Upon completion the Foundation is available to assist the best students to access career opportunities through its network of corporate and institutional relationships.
The programme aims:
To promote equity in the workplace by supporting strong black students to acquire the necessary academic qualifications
To help address the skills shortage in the economy
To address challenges of poverty through the avenue of human capital development.
Requirements and eligibility
Candidates must meet these selection criteria:
Between the ages of 18 and 34
Come from a previously disadvantaged background
Be in possession of good to excellent matric results
Produce excellent results if already registered as a full-time student
Be financially needy
Portray an excellent positive attitude
Be dedicated to their studies
Be willing to give back to the community
Be black, Indian or coloured
How to apply
Applications must be done online at: http://tiso.devman.co.za/devman/web/bursary/
Please ensure that you have the following supporting documentation ready to upload to your online application:
Certified copy of ID document
Certified copy of matric certificate OR latest matric results
Certified copy of latest tertiary results, if a current tertiary student
Certified copy of proof of registration/ acceptance at a tertiary institution