Standard Bank Bursaries for African Students to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate degree program at one of the preferred or eligible academic institutions/universities for the year 2015.
In honour of Standard Bank’s 150th anniversary in 2012, they launched 150 bursary and scholarship fund, designed to promote academic excellence (in various disciplines within commerce, science, engineering and technology) and to target a range of recipients. Preferred academic institutions/universities for bursary opportunities are the University of Cape Town, Wits University, the University of Pretoria, Rhodes University, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Stellenbosch University, the University of Johannesburg and USIU and Strathmore University in Kenya. Following types of bursaries and scholarships are available:
-The Derek Cooper Africa Scholarship: Named after the former Standard Bank Group chairman, this unique educational funding opportunity is aimed at high-performing individuals from the African continent who are looking to pursue a Masters degree at select higher learning institutions in the United Kingdom. All applicants are required to meet the application criteria for these institutions.
-Standard Bank Group Bursary: This scheme is targeted at school-leavers (matriculants or A level students) wishing to pursue an undergraduate degree in commerce, science, engineering or technology. Interested applicants must be registered with one of the following centres of excellence to qualify: the Sumbandila Scholarship Trust; Thandulwazi Maths and Science Academy; the Star Schools; Maths Centre Incorporating Sciences; Promaths; Sci- Bono; Hammanskraal Project; Targeting talent Wits; TRAC; Osizweni Education and Development Centre (OEDC); Hulisani project; SSP; Kutlwanong centre for maths, science and technology Project and UCT The Schools Improvement Initiative (SII).
-Standard Bank Group 150 Undergraduate Bursary: For well- rounded, undergraduate students with strong academic results that are entering their second or third year of studies in commerce, science, engineering, mathematics and technology at preferred academic institutions.
-Standard Bank Group 150 Postgraduate Bursary: For financially deserving and academically sound undergraduates wishing to pursue postgraduate studies in commerce, science, engineering, mathematics and technology at preferred academic institutions.
Study Major: Bursaries are awarded in various disciplines within commerce, science, engineering and technology.
Host Organization: Preferred academic institutions/universities for our bursary opportunities are:
– University of Cape Town
– Wits University
– University of Pretoria
– Rhodes University
– University of KwaZulu-Natal
– Stellenbosch University
– University of Johannesburg.
National/International Students: African students are eligible for these bursaries.
Governing Body: Standard Bank, South Africa
Application Procedure: Applications should be submitted online (for applying Derek Cooper Africa Scholarship, please contact Kerry Vanslembrouck at Kerry.Vanslembrouck-at-standardbank.co.za).
Submission Deadline: The deadline for applications is 30th September 2015 (applications for Derek Cooper Africa Scholarship will be open in the last quarter of the year).
For more details visit the official website