July 27, 2010

South Africa: Old Mutual Learners’ Scholarship Programme for South Africans

Learner’s Scholarships

Course(s) offered: Actuarial sciences, Accounting
Course Level: Undergraduate
Provider: Old Mutual
Country to Study in: South Africa

Scholarship Description
This scholarship initiative, Old Mutual Learners’ Scholarship Programme, aims to identify and nurture gifted learners across South Africa who have the potential and early interest to pursue an Actuarial or Accounting career but cannot access high-quality Maths education due to financial constraints.

Dedicated to cultivating and expanding South Africa’s talent, as well as empowering and uplifting deserving individuals and communities, the Old Mutual Learners’ Scholarship Programme offers inspired, gifted learners in grades 8 and 9 the opportunity to apply for a scholarship from grade 10 through to grade 12 at top South African Model C and Independent high schools.

This is a call for the 2010 edition of the Old Mutual Learners’ Scholarship Programme.

Think you’ve got what it takes? Then don’t waste any more time – apply for your scholarship now! Eligible students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Eligibility
In addition to being a dedicated and gifted grade 8 or 9 learner, you must also meet the required scholarship criteria:

A). Old Mutual Chartered Accountant Training Programme:
  • You must have achieved level 5 (65% or more) in Mathematics and English
  • You must be in need of financial assistance (this will be measured according to a financial means test)
  • You must be from a previously disadvantaged background
  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must stand out as a talented all-rounder with leadership qualities
B). Actuarial Programme
  • You must have achieved level 5 (65% or more) in Mathematics and English.
  • You must be in need of financial assistance (this will be measured according to a financial means test).
  • You must be from a previously disadvantaged background.
  • You must be a South African citizen.
  • You must stand out as a talented all-rounder with leadership qualities.
Selection criteria:
All interested learners need to possess exceptional academic talent, a passion for learning and leadership potential.

Eligible groups
Citizens of South Africa

Participating Institution(s)
All accredited top South African (Model C and Independent) high schools

Fields of study
Undergraduate level courses leading to an Actuarial or Accounting career

Number of awards
Not specified by providers

Sponsorship duration
Scholarship programme will cover the whole duration of the student's academic pursuits

Scholarship benefits
The benefits of an Old Mutual Scholarship include:
  • Quality Maths education, extramural activities and life skills from a top South African high school.
  • Individual support, encouragement and mentorship.
  • Funding for tuition and hostel fees.
  • An additional allowance for travel, stationery, books, toiletries, school uniforms and clothes.
  • An interactive job shadow programme at Old Mutual for learners exploring Accounting and Actuarial careers.
  • The chance to apply for Old Mutual Accounting and Actuarial University bursaries after matriculating successfully with the required grades.
  • The possibility of an Accounting or Actuarial career path with Old Mutual after graduation.
Method of Application
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete details on how to apply.

DEADLINES:
The closing date for submission of all applications is 30 July 2010

PLEASE NOTE:
The Old Mutual Learners’ Scholarship Programme, an initiative specifically developed to identify and nurture gifted learners across South Africa who have the potential and early interest to pursue an Actuarial or Accounting career but who are not in a position to access high-quality Maths education due to financial constraints.

These learners need to possess exceptional academic talent, a passion for learning and leadership potential.

Application Deadline: 30 July 2010
Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY South Africans)

More Scholarship Information and Application

Related: List of Scholarships in South Africa for International Students

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