African Scholars Fund – High School Scholarship

African Scholars Fund – High School Scholarship

“Remember, we can only help 2500 learners every year. We receive thousands of applications – make sure that yours reach us before the end of September”


The kind of bursar that we welcome into the ASF Family is one that (a) shows academic promise (b) demonstrates initiative, seeks out opportunity, accepts responsibility (c) gives back gracefully. Should you meet our criteria, we will support you. The information below explains how we go about making our selection at high school and public TVET college level.


Our areas of operation are the Free State, Western, Eastern and Northern Cape.  Application forms are available at your school, you may download it from this website (Click here), or you may contact our offices – see the Contact Us section.
The current contribution of R1000 per year is made through the school to ensure that it is used for school items.


  • Your average mark (all subjects) is 50% or above.
  • The school fees are R4500 or less per year.
  • The total monthly household income does not exceed R7500.
  • You live & attend school in the Free State, Western, Eastern or Northern Cape.
  • You are/will be 21yrs or younger in your matric year
Twice a year, mid-year and in December, we check the reports in order to monitor, evaluate and give advice on progress made. Your money is paid in two installments. The first payment is sent to the school in February so that you can pay your school fund and purchase uniform or stationery items. If your mid-year report meets our criteria, we send the rest of your money via the school.

Application Form

Click “download” to download an application form

Public TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) College

These courses are shorter, less expensive and very effective in leading to employment. The African Scholars’ Fund supports scholars who are registered for Business and Engineering studies at Public TVET Colleges. Our areas of operation are the Eastern Cape [PE and Eastcape Midlands College] and the Western Cape [College of Cape Town and Northlink College]. Bursaries are offered for full-time studies only. Should your application be successful, we will pay your registration and full course fees.


  • You must present your matric certificate and/or current college results.
  • Your average mark (all subjects) must be 50% or above.
  • You must be 25 years or younger when applying.
  • You must not be in receipt of any other bursaries (including NSFAS).

Closing dates are:

  • 31 October for 1st trimester/semester
  • 31 March for 2nd trimester
  • 31 May for 2nd semester
  • 31 July for 3rd trimester.
Remember, TVET colleges can act as a bridge to higher education where you could possibly earn credits toward a Technikon or University course. Instead of becoming a statistic, skill yourself by enrolling at a TVET college.