The Mitchell’s Plain Bursary and Role Model Trust

The Mitchell’s Plain Bursary and Role Model Trust assists with registration and/or tuition fees for studies at tertiary institutions such as Cape Peninsula University of Technology, University of Cape Town, University of Stellenbosch, University of the Western Cape and Further Education and Training (FET) colleges. The Trust will offer financial assistance to a maximum amount set by the Trust to applicants that have been successfully accepted for further study at a tertiary institution.  The Trust does not provide full bursaries and applicants are advised to also apply for corporate bursaries, government bursaries through NSFAS or publicly funded loans or grants to cover their tuition fees. The Trust facilitates learners’ access to tertiary education through initial funding and support.


The Trust works closely with all the high schools in Mitchell’s Plain to ensure that motivated, academically performing and financially deserving learners are given an opportunity to pursue their study and career goals.

Current recipients who are successful in their studies for the year may reapply for further support for the following year based on their performance. 

All funds are paid directly to the educational institution at which the recipient is studying.


Criteria for Application

In order to qualify for consideration for a bursary from the Mitchell’s Plain Bursary and Role Model Trust, you must:

Be a Grade 12 learner from one of the 17 high schools in Mitchell’s Plain or be a current recipient of a bursary from the Trust;

Reside in Mitchell’s Plain;

Be academically and financially deserving;

Have a letter of support from your school principal to apply for the bursary

Meet the deadline of 30 September 2020 for completed applications.


Steps to take

Decide on your study options

Pass with the required subjects and marks

Apply to tertiary institutions

Apply for a bursary

– read the requirements and conditions

– make sure you meet these requirements

– submit all documents and results required

– get and upload a letter of support from your school principal

– apply online and supply all required information

Meet the deadline for submission



Document checklist (all applicants)

A copy of applicant’s ID document

Parent(s)/guardian’s proof of income; if none please include a sworn affidavit stating this

If parent(s) are deceased, please include death certificate or sworn affidavit

Proof of residence (rates/account bill addressed to parent/guardian or sworn affidavit)


Document checklist (new applicants)

Grade 11 exam results

Grade 12 June and September exam results

A copy of the receipt for application submitted to the relevant tertiary institution

Letter of support from school principal

Letter of motivation by applicant


Document checklist (current recipients)

June and September exam results


Application and selection process

Apply for the bursary online with all the necessary information and the recommendation from your school

The Trust will review your application and may require you to attend an interview

You will be notified of a conditional acceptance based on your September results and application

You will be required to submit your matric results AND a letter to show that you are accepted at a tertiary institution

You will be notified of your final acceptance onto the bursary programme

Your bursary will be paid directly to the institution at which you are studying