Bursaries are offered to 35 pupils each year who are carefully selected from the four top grades of the Emil Weder High School in Genadendal, which is a non fee paying school.
The awards, pay the school registration fees and provide for educational outings once or twice a year.
Many of these pupils come from single parent homes, live in considerable hardship where family income is at or below the poverty level.
In spite of their difficult circumstances, these pupils perform academically at or better that their class peers.
Experience gained during the past decade and more has shown that pupils from this group exhibit characteristics of commitment to their work, enthusiasm for their subjects and a determination to succeed.
Since 2007 when our university student support programme started, more than half of these pupils have gained places at university where the majority are successful.