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The Oppenheimer Memorial Trust Scholarships for 2024 study (South African citizens only)

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SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

The Oppenheimer Memorial Trust Scholarship for Honours programmes at SPU are now open for the 2024 academic year.

Closing date: 31 January 2024

Students who demonstrate outstanding academic performance and are interested in pursuing careers in academia, research, development or other related fields may be awarded this scholarship. Both part-time and full-time students are eligible.

ABOUT THE OPPENHEIMER MEMORIAL TRUST (OMT)

It all began in 1958. Following Sir Ernest Oppenheimer’s death in 1957, Harry Oppenheimer established The Ernest Oppenheimer Memorial Trust to honour his father’s memory as a man committed to the common good.

With a generous donation of £1 000 000, matching the issued share capital of the Anglo American Corporation 40 years before, the trust set out to use it funds for “… the advancement of science or art or of an educational, charitable or ecclesiastical nature, …wholly for purposes which are in the public interest, … primarily for the benefit of the people…,irrespective of race, colour or creed…”

In 2012, the Oppenheimer family committed to endow OMT with a further R1 billion, underlining the family’s commitment to making a positive difference to South African society.

Our Vision: To propel South Africa towards equity and excellence by influencing systemic change. Our Purpose: To ignite and multiply the potential to thrive.

ABOUT THE OMT SCHOLARSHIPS

The Oppenheimer Memorial Trust (OMT) awards a limited number of prestigious scholarships for Honours Degree study at Sol Plaatje University.

Scholarships will be given to candidates with a proven record of academic excellence who intend to pursue careers in academia, research, development, or related fields.

Kindly note that the OMT Honours degree scholarships are for FULL-TIME and PART-TIME studies and offered on a first come first served basis, meaning funds will be allocated to the earliest applicants who meet the specifications and once all funds are depleted no further awards can/will be made.

Also, note that all successful applicants will be required to participate in compulsory developmental and support activities.

WHAT THE SCHOLARSHIP COVERS

Full-Time Study

Study LevelThe full cost to studyPartial Cost to Study
  HonoursAverage of ≥ 70% and above mark for all modules in the final year of undergraduate studyAverage of ≥ 65% & and above mark for all modules in the final year of undergraduate study
  CoversTuition fees, Accommodation and living allowanceTuition fees and Accommodation
Value of the ScholarshipR121 000.00*R91 000.00*

*Students must utilize the accommodation allocation for accommodation close to campus in Kimberley.

Part-Time Study

For part-time students, only tuition fees are covered for top-achieving students (average of 70% or higher).

SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY

All full-time and part-time students who meet the following requirements:

  • Are South African citizens
  • Are first-time entering Honours degree students
  • Are 28 years of age or younger in the year of application
  • Are academically deserving

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, fill out the form at the link at the bottom of this post and submit it and the relevant documents to [email protected] no later than 31 January 2024.

For any inquiries, please email Mrs. Anthea Poss at [email protected]


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