Mitchell’s Plain Bursary and Role Model Trust 2020

The Mitchell’s Plain and Role Model Trust is calling on qualified students to submit their applications and qualify  for its Bursary Programme for the 2020 academic year.

Launched in 16 June 2011 at Spine Road High School, the Mitchell’s Plain Bursary and Role Model Trust was a result of ANC MP Trevor Manuel and the people of Mitchell’s Plain getting together and talking about their pressing needs.

The very first recipients of the bursary award was extended to 15 students from matric classes of 2012, and who were given bursary support amounting to R10,000 each, paid directly to the school.

Mitchell’s Plain Bursary and Role Model Trust

The Mitchell’s Plain Bursary and Role Model Trust offer bursary support with tuition or registration fees at higher education institutions such as:

  • University of Cape Town
  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • University of Western Cape
  • University of Stellenbosch
  • FET’s or Further Education and Training colleges

The bursary support will be provided at the maximum amount set by the bursary committee. However, the Trust doe not offer full bursaries, and for this reason, bursars are strongly advised to seek out other sources such as government and corporate bursaries, publicly funded grants or loans.

The Trust’s bursary support is primarily to provide students access to higher education through initial funding. However, current bursars may reapply for the next academic year depending their performance at school.

Who should apply?

To qualify for consideration for bursary support, applicants must satisfy the following minimum requirements:

  • A current Grade 12 student from any of Mitchell’s Plains 17 high schools, or
  • Currently a recipient of the Trust’s bursary programme
  • A resident of Mitchell’s Plain
  • Financially and academically deserving
  • Able to obtain a letter of support from the school principal

How do I apply?

If you meet the aforementioned minimum qualifications, click on the link below to apply online. Also, be sure to check the supporting documents’ checklist prior to applying:

  • Copy of ID document
  • Parent’s or guardian’s proof of income (furnish sworn affidavit if there is no income)
  • Death certificate or sworn affidavit is the parent(s) are deceased
  • Proof of residence
  • For first time applicants:
    • Exam results from Grade 11
    • Exam results from Grade 12  (June and September test results
    • Letter of motivation
  • For current bursars
    • Exam results June and September

Click here to apply online.

Application Deadline?

The deadline for submission of applications is scheduled on 30 November 2019. Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

Contact Information

For further questions about the bursary programme, get in touch with:

Genevieve Claassen

Click here to view the Mitchell’s Plain Bursary  and Role Model Trust 2020 advert.

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