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Uyinene Mrwetyana Scholarship 2021


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Closing Date: 

April, 2021

Field of Study: 

Bursary Details: 

Founded in memory of the late Uyinene Mrwetyana, the Uyinene Mrwetyana Scholarship for Women is open for applications. 

The scholarship will be awarded to women students who are pursuing a degree in the Faculty of Humanities at UCT. Applicants will need to demonstrate evidence of leadership in social justice and social activism.

Closing date: 16 April 2021.

Candidate Requirements: 

Applicants must: 

  • Be a woman (includes gender non-conforming women)
  • Be registered for an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Cape Town
  • Be a first-year student.
  • Demonstrate evidence of leadership in social justice and activism (this can be at school or in your community).


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Conditions of Bursary: 

  • Successful recipients must maintain a an annual grade average of 65% in order to be funded for the duration of their undergraduate degree programmes – 3 to 4 years.
  • Applicants must take part in volunteering in an organisation that addresses gender based violence
  • A letter confirming the completion of volunteer work must be submitted to the Uyinene Mrwetyana Foundation.

Bursary Inclusion: 

The full cost scholarship is calculated at an average of R150 000 per year per student and will cover:

  • Tuition
  • Residence fees
  • Learning materials. 

How to Apply: 

  • Write a letter of motivation showing evidence of leadership, social justice and activist work in your school, your community, or elsewhere
  • A reference letter from someone who can speak to your leadership, social justice and activist work
  • Submit a copy of your CV
  • Your matric results (or equivalent)

Send applications to: [email protected]

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