Obtaining a bursary gets harder each year as more students compete for the same opportunities. While there is no way to guarantee that you are selected there are a few things that you can do to improve your chances.
Apply early Don't wait till you reach your matric year to look for financial aid opportunities. By the time you enter Grade 10 you should have started to think seriously about potential careers.
Every bursary contract has a criteria that must be met by the prospective student in order to apply. Requirements can include elements like location, age or academic achievement. If you are thinking of applying for financial aid here are some common bursary requirements that you will have to meet first.