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Scholarship opportunity for high school learners

 PfP urges secondary school principals in its network to encourage qualifying learners to take advantage of this unmissable opportunity

The Federated Employers’ Mutual (FEM) Education Foundation* has partnered with the Make A Difference (MAD) Leadership Foundation** to make available education and leadership opportunities to talented learners in South Africa. Due to PfP’s association with both these organisations, high school learners within the PfP network now have the option of early access to the MAD scholarship opportunity.

This scholarship supports learners through to their tertiary studies, by investing in their academic, wellness, life-skills, and leadership journeys, for up to nine years, to ensure that they are given every opportunity to reach their full potential as South Africa’s future leaders.

Applications are now open for the 2021 academic year to learners who meet the minimum eligibility criteria, which are:

  • Learners in Grade 7 to Grade 12
  • Must have attained an aggregate of at least 65%
  • Gross combined monthly income per household should not exceed R25,000
  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Must speak and understand basic English
  • Embraces a strong value system and sense of responsibility
  • Demonstrates leadership qualities
  • Be actively involved in community service.

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Applicants should please indicate that they accessed the opportunity via the PfP network

Please note that the closing date for applications is 31 July 2020.

*Federated Employers’ Mutual Education Foundation (FEMEF), an initiative of the Federated Employers Mutual Assurance Company (FEM), was established in 2017 to address the education crisis in South Africa. The foundation has become a long-standing funder of the PfP programme.

**The MAD Leadership Foundation focuses on identifying, supporting and developing the future leaders of South Africa by providing a comprehensive, personal and long-term scholarship programme. They offer scholars support in the areas of mentorship and personal, academic and leadership development.