JB Marks Education Trust Fund Bursary South Africa 2022 – 2023

ABOUT THE COMPANY – JB MARKS EDUCATION TRUST FUND

The JB Marks Education Trust Fund was formed in 1997 by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), as a means to address the need for empowering NUM members and dependents of NUM members, specifically those studying towards qualifications in the construction, mining and energy sectors.

The Trust was named after John Beaver Marks, a South African activist and leader and a strong believer in empowerment and emancipation for workers via education. The Trust’s mission has always been to fund the educational expenses of its members and since its inception has funded over 1000 bursars and awarded over R280 million to more than 2000 beneficiaries.

Most of the funding is received from the Mineworkers Investment Trust (MIT) via Mineworkers Investment Company (MIC) dividends.

ABOUT THE JB MARKS EDUCATION TRUST FUND BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE & SELECTION

The JB Marks Education Trust Fund is inviting students to apply for their bursary award, for the 2023 academic year. Bursaries will be awarded for undergraduate studies, for NUM members and their dependents (children or spouses).

Every year, the JB Marks Education Trust Fund awards bursaries to NUM members and their dependents, for studies towards undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications. Each year, around 200 bursaries are awarded for undergraduate studies and around 50 bursaries are awarded for postgraduate studies.

ABOUT THE JB MARKS EDUCATION TRUST FUND BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE & SELECTION

The value of the bursary will be determined by 2 main factors: availability of funds and the student’s field of study.

Successful candidates will be contacted with an acceptance letter (via physical delivery, post or email), as well as to all NUM national branches. If you do not receive any correspondence or acceptance letter by 31 December 2022, and your name is not on the NUM regional list, regard your application as unsuccessful.

See also  Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) Bursary South Africa 2020 – 2021

MORE ABOUT THE JB MARKS EDUCATION TRUST FUND BURSARY PROGRAMME – T&C’S

Please note the following terms and conditions before applying:

  • The bursary award can NOT be used to pay off existing study loans or debts.
  • If students drop out of their studies within the first 6 months, they will be required to pay back the bursary.
  • If students change their course of study or their institution after the bursary has been awarded, the bursary will be immediately withdrawn.
  • If students receive study funding from any other source, the bursary award will be cancelled and the student will be required to pay back the bursary.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE JB MARKS EDUCATION TRUST FUND BURSARY

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS:

  • You must be a NUM member OR a dependent of a NUM member (including children and spouses)
  • You must be studying for an undergraduate qualification
  • You must be studying at a recognised and registered public tertiary institution in South Africa (University, University of Technology or College – students from private institutes will NOT be funded)
  • You must NOT currently be in receipt of any other funding

POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS:

  • You must be a NUM member who has NOT been previously funded by the Trust
  • You must have graduated from undergraduate studies within the last 2 years
  • You must be studying within a critical field of study

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE JB MARKS EDUCATION TRUST FUND BURSARY

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS:

Applications must be submitted online at; JB Marks Education Trust Fund Bursary Application 2023 (Undergraduate)

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • Applicants ID document (certified copy)
  • Most recent results: Matric or tertiary (certified copy)
  • NUM Members ID document (certified copy)
  • NUM Members’ latest payslip
  • Proof of acceptance from your institution (on institutions letterhead)
  • Proof of dependency if the applicant’s surname is different from the NUM member (Abridged Birth Certificate/ Clinic Immunization Card/ Magistrate Guardianship letter/ Medical Aid Beneficiary Certificate/ Marriage Certificate)
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POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS:

Applications are currently closed.

CLOSING DATE FOR THE JB MARKS EDUCATION TRUST FUND BURSARY

Undergraduate students: 1 July 2022.
Postgraduate students: 30 November 2021.
(Applications submitted after these dates will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the JB Marks Education Trust Fund directly:
Technical issues email: support@mancapital.co.za

Tel: 011 492 0601
Email: info@jbmarksedutrust.co.za

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