Applications Open For The Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship Fund 2018. The Fund seeks to avail financial support to youth to enable them to pursue quality education in an institution of higher learning with youth in rural areas as primary target. The scholarship fund was established in honor of Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu who at the age of 23, was executed under the apartheid laws after being wrongfully accused of murder and terrorism.
The scholarship fund is designed to create an environment for affording youth with excellent academic background, an opportunity to further their studies. Financial support will be provided to youth who pursue full-time degrees that fall within the priority growth sectors, critical and scarce skills areas outlined in the labor planning frameworks of the country.
The fund will be accessible to deserving South African youth who meet the minimum entry requirements set by the NYDA and, who have been admitted for study at public Universities and Universities of Technology.
- To provide financial support to youth in the form of scholarships to increase their chances of accessing quality higher education in their field of study.
- To increase chances of employability or entrepreneurship based on the positive correlation between level of education and employability
Empower the youth (under 35 years) with education to enable them to compete favorably in the labor market.
Contribute to the development of critical and scarce skills
The Fund covers tuition, accommodation, books & meals.
Online applications for the 2018 academic year are OPEN and will close on 16 January 2018.