FirstRand Foundation Trust Bursary 2023

Now here’s a great opportunity for students with a passion for the commerce, engineering, science, and technology fields.

The FirstRand Foundation is now looking for eager and talented students to apply for its bursary program.

This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to further their studies in this field but lacks the financial means to do so.

The bursary program will require you to meet a few requirements to be considered an ideal applicant.

If you meet these requirements, then you need to apply right away.

Below is a breakdown of exactly how this bursary works and what you will need to do during the application process.

Closing Date

The FirstRand Foundation Trust Bursary application period will end on 16 December 2022.

Please make sure to submit your application and any other supporting materials by this date.

Your application won’t be taken into account by the bursary provider if you don’t do this.

What Is This Bursary About?

In 1998, FirstRand Limited founded the FirstRand Foundation as its legal entity.

Its major franchisees, including as WesBank, RMB, and FNB, channeled their individual and collective corporate social investment through this foundation.

The FirstRand Foundation donates to non-profit organizations, whereas the FirstRand Educational Trust donates to educational programs and institutions.

Over the last two decades, the FirstRand Foundation has been a leading corporate social investor and knowledge collaborator.

They have pledged to contribute to the development of a better South Africa through increasing capacity, mainstreaming disability, sharing knowledge, and leveraging relationships.

Community development at the FirstRand Foundation includes investments in the creative economy, the green economy, food security and agriculture livelihoods, education, and a variety of other areas.

The FirstRand Foundation Trust Undergraduate Bursary for 2023 is now accepting applications.

It supports degree programs in business, engineering, science, and technology.

Who Can Apply

Make sure that you meet the following requirements set by the FirstRand foundation trust to be considered an ideal applicant:

You must be studying in the following fields:

  • Commerce: Financial Management, Economics, Law, Accounting, and Risk.
  • Engineering: All specializations.
  • Science: Statistics, Electronics, Physics, Climate sciences, Indigenous knowledge systems, Actuarial science, Society and sustainability, Data science, Mathematical sciences, Renewable energy, Biosciences, Environmental sciences, and Agricultural sciences.
  • Technology: Information science, Business information systems, Information management, Information systems, Computer science, and Information technology.

You will also need to meet the following criteria:

  • You must be a South African black citizen.
  • You must not be older than 21 years in your first year of study
  • You must have applied to and been provisionally admitted to a South African public traditional university for full-time studies in one of the above-mentioned degrees.
  • You must have received at least a level 5 in Mathematics in Grade 12.
  • You must be from the missing middle and be able to demonstrate that your combined yearly gross family income is between R350,000 and R600,000.
  • You must be in Grade 12 or have finished Grade 12 within the last three years.

What Does This Bursary Cover?

The bursary will provide financial cover for the following expenses:

  • Tuition fees
  • Learning resources
  • Accommodation
  • Meal
  • A monthly stipend
  • A computer for first-year students.

How To Apply

Applying for this bursary is fairly easy, all you need to do is complete the following online application form, which you can find here

Submit clear copies of the following supporting papers with your online application (submission of these documents are mandatory; if any elements are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • A copy of your ID or a refugee permit.
  • A consent form must be signed. If you do not have a consent form, you can obtain one from the above-mentioned official address.
  • Proof of income or death certificate for your parents, whichever is applicable.
  • Proof of income from your guardian, if applicable.
  • Your profile photo Your approval or registration confirmation.
  • Your address proof.
  • If relevant, your complete academic record.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this bursary, then you can get in touch with the FirstRand Foundation Trust directly through the following means:

Good luck with your application!