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Acc name: Mitchell's Plain Bursary Role model Trust
Bank: RMB Private Bank
Type: Cheque account
Account no.: 62615881423

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The Mitchells Plain Bursary and role model trust is a South African registered Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) in terms of both section 30 and 18A of the Income Tax Act. A PBO which is recognised under section 18A is entitled to issue receipts to South African donors under section 18A(2). Armed with those receipts, the donors can treat their donations to the PBO as tax-deductible expenses (thereby effectively only paying sixty (60) percent of the face value of the donation).

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Apply for a bursary

Applications open 01 November 2023

What you need to do:

The Mitchell’s Plain Bursary and Role Model Trust assists with registration and/or tuition fees for studies at tertiary institutions such as Cape Peninsula University of Technology, University of Cape Town, University of Stellenbosch, University of the Western Cape and Further Education and Training (FET) colleges.

The Trust will offer financial assistance to a maximum amount set by the Trust to applicants that have been successfully accepted for further study at a tertiary institution. The Trust does not provide full bursaries and applicants are advised to also apply for corporate bursaries, government bursaries through NSFAS or publicly funded loans or grants to cover their tuition fees. The Trust facilitates learners’ access to tertiary education through initial funding and support.

The Trust facilitates learners’ access to tertiary education through initial funding and support.

The Trust works closely with all the high schools in Mitchell’s Plain to ensure that motivated, academically performing and financially deserving learners are given an opportunity to pursue their study and career goals.

Current recipients who are successful in their studies for the year may reapply for further support for the following year based on their performance. 

All funds are paid directly to the educational institution at which the recipient is studying.

Submit your application

Apply Online

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world

– Nelson Mandela

Criteria for Application

In order to qualify for consideration for a bursary from the Mitchell’s Plain Bursary and Role Model Trust, you must:

  • Be a Grade 12 learner from one of the 17 high schools in Mitchell’s Plain or 8 high schools in Phillipi;
  • Reside in Mitchell’s Plain;
  • Be academically and financially deserving; 
  • Have a letter of support from your school principal to apply for the bursary
  • Meet the deadline of 30 Jan 2024 for completed applications.

Steps to take

  1. Decide on your study options
  2. Pass with the required subjects and marks 
  3. Apply to tertiary institutions
  4. Apply for a bursary
    – read the requirements and conditions
    – make sure you meet these requirements
    – submit all documents and results required
    – get and upload a letter of support from your school principal
    – apply online and supply all required information
  5. Meet the deadline for submission


Document checklist (all applicants)

  • A copy of applicant’s ID document
  • Parent(s)/guardian’s proof of income; if none please include a sworn affidavit stating this
  • If parent(s) are deceased, please include death certificate or sworn affidavit
  • Proof of residence (rates/account bill addressed to parent/guardian or sworn affidavit)

Document checklist (new applicants)

  • Grade 11 exam results
  • Grade 12 June and September exam results
  • A copy of the receipt for application submitted to the relevant tertiary institution
  • Letter of support from school principal
  • Letter of motivation by applicant

Document checklist (current recipients)

  • June and September exam results

Application and selection process

  1. Apply for the bursary online with all the necessary information and the recommendation from your school
  2. The Trust will review your application and may require you to attend an interview
  3. You will be notified of a conditional acceptance based on your September results and application
  4. You will be required to submit your matric results AND a letter to show that you are accepted at a tertiary institution
  5. You will be notified of your final acceptance onto the bursary programme
  6. Your bursary will be paid directly to the institution at which you are studying

Tips from the Trust

Maths literacy is not accepted at tertiary level for any B.Sc. degree, or for studying medicine, finance, architecture or engineering. We strongly urge learners from Grade 9 onwards to take pure Mathematics and NOT Maths Literacy.

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