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Paarl Media Bursary Fund Trust

Rooted in the belief that education is a mechanism for upliftment and that the private sector has the responsibility to assist in developing future leaders, the Paarl Media Bursary Fund Trust annually supports promising school-leavers who require financial assistance to study in the field of their choice.

The Trust was launched by the Retief family with an initial investment of R10 million. Bursaries are paid from investment returns with independent trustees solely involved in the decision making process.

Novus Holdings further supports the Trust by providing resources to facilitate and manage the administration and processing of the bursaries each year.

Embarking on a drive to help improve the quality of education in schools across the country, the Trust introduced a category in 2014 for applicants interested in becoming teachers.

Applicants are required to meet the basic conditions in order to qualify for a bursary; these include financially disadvantaged candidates who display leadership attributes and community involvement, and hold a commendable academic school record.

Apply for a bursary or contact Elicia van Schoor on +27 21 870 3800 for more information.