High School Scholarships and Bursaries in SA

High School Scholarships and Bursaries in South Africa 2021-2022

High School Scholarships and Bursaries in South Africa – select choice of scholarship and bursary to apply now:

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF A SCHOLARSHIP

scholarship is an award of financial aid for a student to further their education at a private elementary or secondary school, or a private or public post-secondary college, university, or other academic institution. Scholarships are awarded based upon various criteria, such as academic merit, diversity and inclusion, athletic skill, financial need, among others. Or some combination of these criteria. Scholarship criteria usually reflect the values and goals of the donor or founder of the award. While scholarship recipients are not required to repay scholarships, the awards may require that the recipient continue to meet certain requirements during their period of support, such maintaining a minimum grade point average or engaging in a certain activity (e.g., playing on a school sports team for athletic scholarship holders, or serving as a teaching assistant for some graduate scholarships). Scholarships may provide a monetary award, an in-kind award (e.g., waiving of tuition fees or fees for housing in a dormitory), or a combination.

St Cyprians School Scholarships and Bursaries

St Johns College Centenary Scholarship

WHAT IS A BURSARY?

bursary is a monetary award made by any educational institution or funding authority to individuals or groups. It is usually awarded to enable a student to attend school, university or college when they might not be able to, otherwise. Some awards are aimed at encouraging specific groups or individuals into study.

 

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BURSARY AND SCHOLARSHIP

Bursaries are similar to but distinct from “scholarships” or “prizes”, which are based on performance or sponsorship. Scholarships and prizes are generally awarded for good performance in the study preceding course entrance in which the student achieves grades above the standard entry. These funders are usually education authorities, universities, companies and private trusts.

TYPES OF SCHOLARSHIPS

The most common scholarships may be classified as:

  • Merit-based: These awards are based on a student’s academic, artistic, athletic or other abilities, and often factor in an applicant’s extracurricular activities and community service record. The most common merit-based scholarships, awarded by either private organizations or directly by a student’s intended college, recognize academic achievement or high scores on standardized tests. Most such merit-based scholarships are paid directly by the institution the student attends, rather than issued directly to the student.
  • Need-based: Some private need-based awards are confusingly called scholarships, and require the results of a FAFSA (the family’s EFC). However, scholarships are often merit-based, while grants tend to be need-based.
  • Student-specific: These are scholarships for which applicants must initially qualify based upon gender, race, religion, family, and medical history, or many other student-specific factors. Minority scholarships are the most common awards in this category. For example, students in Canada may qualify for a number of Indigenous scholarships, whether they study at home or abroad. 
  • Career-specific: These are scholarships a college or university awards to students who plan to pursue a specific field of study. Often, the most generous awards to students who pursue careers in high-need areas such as education or nursing. Many schools in the United States give future nurses full scholarships to enter the field, especially if the student intends to work in a high-need community.
  • College-specific: College-specific scholarships are offered by individual colleges and universities to highly qualified applicants. These scholarships are given on the basis of academic and personal achievement. Some scholarships have a “bond” requirement. Recipients may be required to work for a particular employer for a specified period of time or to work in rural or remote areas; otherwise, they may be required to repay the value of the support they received from the scholarship. This is particularly the case with education and nursing scholarships for people prepared to work in rural and remote areas.
  • Athletic: Awarded to students with exceptional skill in a sport. Often this is so that the student will be available to attend the school or college and play the sport on their team, although in some countries government-funded sports scholarships are available, allowing scholarship holders to train for international representation. School-based athletics scholarships can be controversial, as some believe that awarding scholarship money for athletic rather than academic or intellectual purposes is not in the institution’s best interest.
  • Brand scholarships: These scholarships are sponsored by a corporation that is trying to gain attention to their brand, or a cause. Sometimes these scholarships are referred to as branded scholarships.
  • Creative contest scholarships: These scholarships are awarded to students based on a creative submission. Contest scholarships are also called mini project based scholarships where students can submit entries based on unique and innovative ideas.
  • “Last dollar” scholarships can be provided by private and government-based institutions, and are intended to cover the remaining fees charged to a student after the various grants are taken into account. To prohibit institutions from taking last dollar scholarships into account, and thereby removing other sources of funding, these scholarships are not offered until after financial aid has been offered in the form of a letter. Furthermore, last dollar scholarships may require families to have filed taxes for the most recent year; received their other sources of financial aid; and not yet received loans. High School Scholarships and Bursaries in SA

89 thoughts on “High School Scholarships and Bursaries in SA

  1. sharon ketley

    Good Day
    Kindly assist with me on how to apply for a bursary at a boarding school for my 15 year old daughter for grade 9

    Reply
  2. Sarah Burn

    My daughter is 13 and doing gr7 this year 2020 and I would like for her to go to the boarding school due to circumstance at home and she is a smart child and deserve no disturbance in her studies. I am a single parent, it is tough financially.

    Reply
  3. Kwanele

    My sister is a provincial champ in cycling both road and mtb, she does excellent in school but we don’t have much to support her sport and education at the same time. She is currently at home we still trying to find a school for her and she’s doing grade
    11 this year. Please help if you can.
    Thank you

    Reply
  4. zodwa

    Good day

    Please assist with and guide me on how to apply for school bursary for my daughter for next year she is going to high school next year 2021.

    Please help me.

    Kind Regards
    Zodwa

    Reply
  5. Suzan Mokoena

    Good day

    Please assist me on how to apply for school bursary in bloemfontein, my doughter is going to high school in 2021,its difficult for us financially and she is very smart.
    Thank you

    Reply
  6. Thorn

    Good day

    Hi I would love to put my little brother in boarding school.
    under the bursary due to not being able too give him the best school or have enaf money for his education
    Thanks
    Thorn

    Reply
  7. Malebo

    Hi Malebo my daughter is going to to grade 8 next year can u assist me with bursary

    Reply
    1. MP Tshisikhawe

      Hi my son is in grade 7 and will be going to grade 8 next year and would like to apply for a bursary, in Gauteng, please help

      Reply
  8. thembi

    Morning Can u please assist me with basary for high school my son is doing grade 8 I’m working but my salary its too little I can’t afford at the moment

    thank u

    hope u answer me soon
    Thembi

    Reply
  9. Naledi

    Hi, Please assist and provide more information regarding the application of School bursary as my daughter will be going to grade 8 next year 2021.

    Regards
    Naledi

    Reply
      1. Nana Ngcobo

        Good day

        Please assist me on how to apply for my daughter. She is going to new school in grade 10.

        Reply
  10. Raashika

    Good Day

    Kindly seeking a bursary for my daughter ,who just recently started high school . Due to financial challenges I urgently need assistance so this will not affect her concentration at school . She is an A student and will excell at this prestigious institute.
    Please assist .
    R Khan

    Reply
  11. Khabo

    Hi please assist and provide more information regarding the application of high school bursary as my daughter will be doing grade 9,2021

    Regards
    Khabo

    Reply
    1. Kumpie Mathole

      Good day

      Please assist me on how to apply for school bursary as my grandchild will be going to grate 8 next year 2021.

      Regards

      Kumpie

      Reply
    2. Vuyelwa Bekwa

      Hi please assist with a high school bursary. My daughter will be doing grade 8 in 2021. I am a single mother even though I am working my salary is not enough.
      Regards
      Mrs Bekwa V S

      Reply
    3. Nosicelo

      Good day
      My son is 13 years and doing grade 7 this year 2020 please help for him to get a bursary as he will be doing grade 8 next year 2021. He is a brilliant boy who likes sport.
      Please help.

      Reply
  12. Mendiwe Gaysi

    Please attached application forms for 2021 grade 8 leaner.

    Thank you

    Reply
  13. Makhosazana Buthelezi

    Kindly assist me to enrol my daughter to your school and also provide me with any information about subsidy or bursary in your school since she’ll be doing a grade 8 next year.

    Reply
  14. C B Thwala

    Good Day

    Kindly seeking a bursary for my daughter ,who will be starting high school in 2021, Due to financial challenges I urgently need assistance so this will not affect her concentration at school . She is an A student and she loves her books.
    Please assist .
    CB Thwala

    Reply
  15. Melody Shilubane

    Good Day

    My son will be going to grade 8 next year may you please assist me with the bursary forms?

    Reply
  16. Sindy

    Hi
    Kindly assist my daughter is going to grade 8 next year I need a financial assistance as a I am struggling.

    Reply
  17. Dineo Lesupi

    Hi, i would like to apply gor scholarship fir my daugher who is going to great 8 next year. A top ten student, olympids participator and chess player. I would like her to go to boarding school either Potchefstroom girls high or Curro. Your assistance will be highly appreciated. Regards, Dineo

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    1. PATISWA

      MY DAUGTER IS DOING G-8 THIS YEAR , SHE IS 12 YEARS, CAN YOU PLEASE ASSIST ME WITH BURSARY FOR G-9 ,SHE IS GOOD IN ENGLISH AND MATHEMATICS, SINCE I AM SINGLE PARENT I CANT AFFORD TO PAY SCHOOL FEES , HELP PLEASE.

      Reply
  18. Nokuthula Koza

    Hi my son is going to grade 8 nxt year …can u pls assist me with bursary

    Reply
  19. CECILIA RAMMUSA

    Hi, my daughter wish to study commercial subjects and accounting she is currently in grade 8 and wish to go to a boarding school in2021, can you please assist with bursary? she is detemined to study very hard. Rustenburg, north West.

    Reply
  20. Zoliswa

    Good day i need help with paying school fees for my daugther next year ples help me with the bursay…2021 she’ll be starting high school.

    Reply
  21. Beauty

    Hi please assist and provide more information regarding the application of high school bursary as my son will be doing grade 8 2021

    Reply
  22. Thabile

    Thembi
    Hi please can you assist me in applying for a bursary for my daughter for next year, she’s going to do grade 8 ,she’s doing very well at school.

    Thank you

    Thabile

    Reply
  23. Yvonne Pieterse

    Good day

    My daughter she is going to grade 8 next year can you assist me with bursary

    Reply
  24. Zandile

    Hello my daughter is currently in grade 9 and would like to go to a new school (subject choice) ,we are based in North of Johannesburg , Diepsloot her school of choice is Pinnacle college Copperleaf thank you.

    Reply
    1. Biziwe

      Hi please can you assist me in application for a bursary for my son for next year,he’s going to do grade 8,he’s doing very well at school.
      Thank you
      Biziwe.

      Reply
  25. Soyola Shweni

    Am Soyola , I would like to apply for a school in 2021

    Reply
  26. Mr. Sipho Dlamini

    Hallo

    Can you assist me with the 2021 application forms for Begvlam H/S in Nelspruit

    Reply
  27. Takangwane Msibi

    Takangwane
    Good evening kindly assist my son who is currently in grade 7 this year who wishes to go to a boarding school next year for grade 8 he is a rugby player he love this sport so much.

    Reply
    1. EMILY SHOBA

      Good morning, Can you kindly forward me the forms as i want to send my son to boarding school next year. He went through so much in he past years and i believe it will help him to be independent. Thx

      Reply
  28. Daisy

    Good Afternoon

    Could you please assist us with a bursary for our son going to Grade 8 in 2021.

    He’s been involved in sporting activities (rugby, tennis, cricket, soccer and athletics) since Grade 1. (he’s been doing very well in rugby, cricket and soccer) He is also doing well on the academic level.

    Your assistance will be highly appreciated

    Reply
    1. Ayanda

      Good day

      I have a son who passed with flying colours going to grade 08, I’m a general worker cannot afford to take him to private schools, we live in a rural area. His future looks promising but I’m worried about the community we live in. would anybody kindly assist me with any high school bursaries.

      Reply
  29. Selometsi

    I need a scholarship for my daughter she is13yrs old and will be doing grade 8 in 2021

    Reply
  30. Dudu

    Hi there, my son is currently in grade 7, and we use to stay close by the school where is currently in this year and now we move back home because of financial issues so it difficult for him he has to leave home 5:30 and come back home around 5pm so it really hard for him and it distracting him, I would like to apply for a scholarship for boarding school. And he is a very discipline child and intelligent and he love Sport so much currently he is in the first team Ruby at school. Please assist me thank you

    Reply
  31. Marco

    Please help my son is a smart and talented boy who will be grade 8 in 2021 i am unemployed and cant afford what he deserve he will be a future leader making our country proud

    Reply
  32. claudia thomo

    Hi please help me to apply for bursary as my dearest daughter will be doing grade 8 next year 2021

    Reply
  33. Sindi

    Hi. Please help me i need a bursary application form for my daughter. She is going to do grade 8 2021

    Reply
    1. Nompumelelo

      Hi
      My daughter is going to grade 9 2022
      Please help me to apply for scholarships or any funding
      Regards

      Reply
  34. SEABI ALINAH KOLOTI

    I would like to apply for space for my daughter Kutloano Tholoana Koloti, DOB:2007/07/14,for 2021,an Academic achiever,was part of the Science Expo at Milton, Spelling Bee,and Mathematics Olympiad,and Conquesta,currently a Prefect and on the Top 10 list,residing at the above address.
    Thank You
    Mrs S.A.Koloti

    Reply
  35. Ladyfair Zanele M Msomi

    Ladyfair Hi my daughter she is going to grade 8 next year please help me for
    bursary application form and boarding school araund KZN

    Reply
  36. Innocentia keitumetse Matshogo

    Hi please! Help me on how to apply for a bursary or a scholarship in curro klerksdorp for my daughter, she is doing good in school, she is in grade7, and next year (2021) she will be in grade8. Starting high school Kind regards :Innocentia

    Reply
  37. Lulama Twalo

    Good afternoon
    Please kindly assist my son with schoolership or busary presently is doing Gr 8 we are looking for school that will develop his academics nd sport he is good in sport especially rugby nd hockey

    Reply
  38. Nondumiso Gloria Ngidi

    Morning please assist me on how to apply for a bursary my son is going to high school next year.

    Reply
  39. Kirstyn Dyers

    Good day
    Please help me apply for a bursary for my daughter as she will be going to grade 8 next year.

    Reply
  40. F rancolett Meyer

    Good day

    Please assist me to apply for a bursary for my child.She is going to grade 8 in 2021 and my wages are to low to get her into a boarding school.
    Thank you for considering my request

    Yours sincerely
    Francolett Meyer

    Reply
  41. Smangele Pretty Mkhize

    Good day

    My son is doing grade 7 he is going to high school next year (2021) may I please have bursary application forms he is very good i soccer and his studies

    Reply
  42. phindi

    Hi there
    I would like help with a bursary for my 17 year old daughter doing grade 10 for next year 2021
    the school she’s in I don’t approve it
    my names are PM Tshabalala

    Reply
  43. Tebogo Malope

    Good day,
    Please advise me on how to apply for a bursary for my daughter. I have already done an online application for her at Cornwell Hill College for 2021 (Grade 10) and I would like her to be in boarding.

    Reply
  44. Vimbai Kandiye

    Hi
    My daughter is going to grade 8 2021.
    Please help me to apply for bursaries and or any funding
    Regards

    Reply
  45. Khwitiane Letsoalo

    To whom it may concern

    My couzins daughter is going to grade 8 2021. Please help me to apply for bursary or any funding to Curro hence she has done so well with her results. She is staying with her granny whom she is partially blind and over 75 years, i would appreciate it so much if granted the bursary to study at Curro hence there is no money to further her studies at private school

    Reply
  46. Teneal

    Good Day .

    I would love for my 14 year old sister to be selected to receice the bursary. My mother passed away last month and i am 22 years old and have taken up the responsibility to provide for my 2 little sisters.

    They lived in a drug infested and maliciously poverty stricken community where the educational standard of the school are far beyond anything any child deserves.

    It would be an absolute heartfelt relief and dream come true to give her an opportunity at creatung a better future for herself using her education as the stepping stone for greater things in this life !

    I am certain that my mother would have wanted nothing more than to see her babies thrive in life. This bursary would be of great financial relieve to ensure every opportunity is given to My Little Sister.

    I thank you!

    Reply
  47. Feziwe

    Good day
    I would like to apply for high school scholarship for my daughter who is currently doing gr7, Please send me application forms
    Kind Regards

    Reply
  48. Lungisa

    Hi,

    My son is going to grade 8 this year, and due to covid19 I am financially challenged and in need of bursary and/or school fees exemption, please assist.

    Reply
  49. Eunice Chasiwe

    Hi
    Please help me, I am raising my grand daughter ,she is 15 years old .She is my son’s daughter, her mother died when she was 3 years old.
    Last year she was travelling at 4 am to go to school as she lived far from school. I am struggling financially and would like assistance to help her get into a boarding school.I want my grand daughter to sleep 8 hours like any child before going to school .When she gets home after 5 , she takes off uniform and go straight to bed. I sometimes find myself crying for her as she likes school. I was hoping to get her in a boarding school nearer to home but I was told they do not accept any new children this year.

    Please help me, I cannot keep this child at home , I am scared for her future,I dont want her to be depressed as I already notice some signs.

    Thanking you in advance

    Reply
  50. Kopano Mashwabi

    Good day
    I am Kopano Mashwabi, a grade 11 learner from Bloemfontein. I would like to enquire for a bursary to go to a better school and get better education.
    Thank you

    Reply
  51. Modise dibakiso Emily

    Hy i need help with the bursary for my son he’s going to highschool this I’m struggling to find the school for him due to the sports he likes . He likes to play rugby but I don’t have money to put him in private school please help me I’m a single mom I don’t work.. thank you have a blessed day

    Reply
  52. thandeka

    Hi my name is thandeka id like to apply for a buary or a scholarship to further my studies

    Reply
  53. Nompumelelo Ngcobo

    Good morning
    Hoping this email finds you well.
    Please assist me on how to apply for a bursary for my daughter, who is currently doing grade 7, she’s a straight a student who is very dedicated to her school work.
    Kind regards,
    N.P Ngcobo

    Reply
  54. Stacy

    Good day

    My daughter will be doing grade 7 2021 at Discovery Primary School. She is an extremely bright and confident learner with top achieving scores in all of her subjects and I trust she will do exceptionally well this year too. I am a single parent with 2 children, my son currently in grade 4. Your assistance in a bursary acceptance would be of great help in bettering my daughters future.

    Kind regards

    Reply
  55. Mwenyi

    Nicole Adja
    Hi
    My son is going to grade 8 2021. His good in sport please help me to apply for bursaries.

    Regards

    Reply
  56. Precious

    Hi
    I’m struggling to pay my little sister school fees since we lost our mother,she’s going to grade 9 ,she’s 14 years old.please help with a bursary for her

    Kind regards

    Reply
  57. Stephen

    Hi

    I would like to apply for a schlarship/ Bursary for my daughter , she will be doing grade 8 in 2022. Highly sports fanatic, intelligent .

    Reply
  58. Elisa

    Good day,
    I took my aunt’s son, he’s very smart with Maths and science, he’s doing grade 11,he was starting to join dis bad groups of teenagers. I took him SOS that he can focus on his education and become someone in future. Now I have a challenge with school fees as I’m already paying for my two kids.. I’m a single mom, with one income, my aunt is not working. Please help me to apply for scholarships.

    Reply
  59. Rangai Tafadzwa

    HELLO,CAN YOU KINDLY HELP ME TO GET A SCHOLARSHIP .I WANT TO PURSUE MY DEGREE AT YOUR SCHOOL.THANK YOU

    Reply
  60. Phindile

    Hi
    Please assist and provide more information regarding the application of high school bursaries as my son and my daughter will be doing grade 8 2022 .

    Thank you

    Reply
  61. Phindile

    Hi
    Please assist and provide more information regarding the applications of high school bursaries as my son and my daughter will be doing grade 8 2022 .

    Thanks

    Reply
  62. Khumbula

    Hello
    My daughter is going grade 8 this year ( 2021). Pleas help on how to apply for bursary or funding
    Kind Regards

    Reply
  63. Janice Windvogel

    Hi my son will be going to grade 8 in 2022. He does well at school and would like to put him in a private school in port elizabeth or east london but i dont have the money to give him that support can you please assist me to find a learnership or bursary for him
    Kind regards

    Reply
  64. Oralee Feti

    I would like to study in America because of the circumstances at home and my sister, brother and I are on the verge of not going to school so I would like a bursary for the three of us to study in America but we might not be able to go because we don’t have our passports and visas

    Reply
  65. Thuthukani Scotha

    Hi I would like to apply for a busary for my son to go.to boarding school he will be 15years next year going to grade10

    Reply
  66. Thuli

    Goodday

    Please assits me on how to apply for a bursary. My daughter is going to d grade 8 next year 2022. Am financial problem not working, but she is a super star in her studies.

    Reply
  67. Vatiswa Mafika

    Good day, my daughter is turning 14 this year in August and is in Grade 8 at the Centre of Excellence in East London. I would like to apply for financial assistance for school fees and hostel accommodation. My contact number is 0785659446. Thank you, Vatiswa Mafika.

    Reply
  68. Phakama Jele

    Good day

    I’m Phakama Jele I’m based in Durban. I’m looking for a busary or scholarship for my daughter, she is 12 and will be doing grade 8 next year.

    Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    Kind regards
    Phakama Jele

    Reply

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