Learners from community high schools across the West Coast area, once again have the opportunity to apply for scholarships to fulfill their dreams at universities across the country.
In addition to financial support, Scholarship recipients have access to tutors to help improve academic performance. The scholarship programme is being promoted through community high schools in these areas, where learners are being encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity before 31 August 2017.
Jameelah Abrahams, a 2015 Scholarship recipient explained, “I have been very impressed by the interest and guidance that the support team have taken. They’ve gone the extra mile to make things more comfortable and have even assisted with problems of a more personal nature. This has made an enormous impression on me – way beyond just financial support.”
The Umoya Energy Scholarship Programme was launched two years ago to provide tertiary education funding for youth. The focus is to contribute towards human resource development in fields considered critical for the South African economy. Study fields include: Teaching, Engineering, Natural and Social Sciences, Environment and Nursing.
The scholarships, promoted through the high schools, to study for a qualification with a minimum of three years, offering full or partial scholarships.
“High School learners from within the West Coast area have limited access to funding support, so the Umoya Energy Scholarship Programme, provides an opportunity for learners to receive scholarships, without competing against learners from other areas,” explained Sizile Mabaso, Chief Community Operations Officer of Umoya Energy.
Learners can get application documents from the Umoya Energy offices, or directly from their schools.
2nd Floor, Fernwood House, The Oval, 1 Oakdale Road, Newlands, Cape Town, 7700
P O Box 23101, Claremont, 7735
Tel: +27 21 670 1400 (main switchboard)
Umoya Energy Local Community Office:
26 Voortrekker Road, Hopefield, 7355
Tel: +27 22 723 0022