Great news for primary school students looking to get into their next level of study!
The Kay Mason Foundation (KMF) South African Trust is providing the opportunity for anyone interested to apply for their grant program.
The organization is looking to provide a way for bright and hard-working students to reach their potential in their chosen fields so that one day, they may thrive and benefit themselves along with their education.
Any student with a passion to take their studies further is encouraged to apply and grow a successful career in this field.
Below is a fully detailed guide on exactly what this Bursary is, how it works, and what it needs from applicants.
This bursary will close on 24 April 2023. Please make sure to submit your application along with the requested support documents before this date.
If you don’t, you will not be considered for selection and the bursary provider will reject your application.
What Is This Bursary Program?
The Kay Mason Foundation (KMF) South African Trust is a renowned educational foundation in South Africa.
The initiative was founded in 1999 with the primary purpose of removing the hurdles to decent education that many young, disadvantaged South Africans confront.
KMF provides a number of programs designed expressly to provide scholars with the essential support (social, intellectual, financial, and emotional) to succeed.
KMF has helped a great number of students benefit and alter their lives to date.
KMF is now accepting applications for their scholarship program for the 2025 school year.
Who Can Apply
Students entering High School (Grade 8) in 2025 are eligible for the award. KMF will link learners with top South African schools, allowing them to begin their Grade 8 studies, achieve their academic goals, and attain their full potential.
The program’s goal is to help students from underprivileged areas develop the skills and information they need to become South Africa’s future leaders.
Before applying, applicants must meet the following minimum entrance criteria (please note that failure to meet all requirements may result in your application being rejected):
- You must be a citizen of South Africa.
- You must be in sixth grade in 2023.
- You must have a minimum overall average of 65% in your first and second languages.
- You must have a minimum overall average of 65% in Math and Science.
- You must have a monthly gross family income of no more than R17 500. (before deductions)
- You must live in the Western Cape (Cape Town, the Southern Suburbs, the Northern Suburbs, the Helderberg Area, or the Boland Area).
What Does This Bursary Cover?
After KMF has examined all possible applicants’ applications, the candidates will go through a series of tests to see if they fit the requirements.
After testing, successful applicants will advance to the next round and become a member of the Selection and Support Programme.
Candidates will subsequently be expected to attend lessons and exams in Bellville every Saturday. (please note, this does not guarantee that the candidate has received the scholarship award).
The scholarship will be formally given in 2024, and the scholars will be part of the Senior Scholar Preparation Programme.
Following that, scholars will continue to attend Saturday courses.
Before the candidate is considered for participation in the Selection and Support Programme, a thorough financial evaluation will be done.
If you get notice via the contact information you supplied but fail to attend an assessment/important meeting, your application will be invalidated. Consider your application failed if you have not received an answer before the end of May 2023.
How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online here.
Applications must contain legible copies of the following supporting paperwork (submission of these documents is mandatory; if any of these things are missing, your application may be disqualified):
- Learners birth certificate
- Parents or guardians ID documents
- Grade 5 (Term 4) report
- Grade 6 (Term 1) report
- Parents or guardians proof of income:
- If employed: most recent 3 months salary slips and 3 months bank statements
- If self-employed: 6 months bank statements
- If unemployed: affidavit indicating how long and why you are unemployed
- If receiving a SASSA grant: proof of grant
- Proof of income of any other salary earners residing in your household
- Divorce Decree if parents/ guardians are divorced
- Death Certificate of parent if deceased
Please note the following when applying:
- Ensure that your supporting documents are scanned and uploaded before you complete your application.
- Any missing documents will result in your application being disqualified.
- Each document must be scanned and uploaded separately.
- Please ensure all contact details are correct.
For any queries related to this bursary program, please contact The Kay Mason Foundation (KMF) South African Trust directly through the following means:
Contact Person: Stephanie
Contact portal: https://kmf.org.za/contact-us/
Good luck with your application!