2018 scholarships: SSP – Grade 6 learners 5-year scholarship

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Student Sponsorship Programme (SSP) recruits grade 6 learners from :

  • Gauteng (Johannesburg and Pretoria)
  • Eastern Cape (East London and Grahamstown).
  • Western Cape

Successful applicants will be placed in a year-long bridging programme that seeks to improve learners’ abilities in English, Mathematics, Science and Technology. The Scholar Development Programme consists of Saturday Classes, Academic camps and Personal Development Workshops. At the end of the Scholar Development Programme, learners are assessed in all learning areas, and a selected number will be awarded the ultimate prize, an SSP scholarship to attend one of South Africa’s best high schools. Placement will be made at one of SSP’s partner schools in Johannesburg, Pretoria, East London and Grahamstown. The SSP high school scholarship is a 5-year programme that is infused with extra-curricular leadership and personal development activities usually taking place on Saturdays throughout the scholar’s high school career. It is a rigorous programme aimed at developing future leaders in all aspects of South African society.

The 5-year scholarship includes:

  • Tuition
  • School uniforms
  • Sports gear
  • Books
  • Educational excursions

In order to qualify, applicants should meet all of the following minimum criteria:

  • Be 12 years of age or younger at the time of application
  • Currently in grade 6
  • Attain an overall aggregate of 70% or more. Additionally, learners must have attained 70% or above for each of these subjects: Mathematics, Science, and English.
  • Have demonstratable financial need


 What is required

Grade 6 learners and their parents are required to complete the SSP application form, which will be made available when recruitment opens on 1 June 2014. Those learners who meet the primary criteria above will be invited to take the SSP Maths and English examinations. Learners who do well in these assessments will be invited, along with their parents, for social and financial interviews to determine eligibility on the basis of commitment, leadership potential, motivation and financial need. Successful candidates will be selected to participate in the Scholar Development Programme during their grade 7 year.

How to Apply

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Gauteng application form available on website from 1 June 2014

Eastern Cape application forms available on website from 1 June 2014

Western Cape application forms available on website from 1 June 2014

Completed application forms must be hand delivered as follows:

SSP Office at NBC Building, 76 Juta Street, Corner De Beer, Braamfontein during office hours (9:00 – 16:00). For more information, please contact Sibongile Khumalo at [email protected] or 010-206-0723. SSP Eastern Cape Office. For more information, please contact Robyn Coleman at[email protected] or 043-726-6682.

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