To provide the foundation for business leadership we offer scholarships that assist LGBT students study further toward careers in business leadership. recipients must pay-it-forward through community service to the LGBT community and preferably the LGBT business community.
How many scholarships are there?
Six scholarships were awarded for the 2015 academic year. Read more about the successful recipients here.
There are ten R 25, 000 (Twenty five thousand rand) scholarships available for the 2016 academic year. Applications are now open. Students from all fields of study are invited to apply. Click here to download the application form.
How do we choose recipients?
The scholarships are available for undergrad or post-grad tertiary education study where the chosen field of study will equip the student to pursue a career with the objective of business leadership. There are no set rules about the study and the students are to motivate why their chosen field of study fits with the organisation's objectives.
Students who demonstrate leadership, with the best motivation, greatest potential (measured by inter alia academic performance and leadership qualities) and most financial need will gain preference during the selection process.
Why the community service?
The scholarship are awarded to deserving individuals and are a grant in nature. However, the recipients are expected to provide voluntary service to the LGBT community, with the objective of promoting and supporting LGBT business leadership, in return for the grant.
Recipient must report on their community service on a regular basis. At least twice a year, all the current and past recipients in particular regions will meet to network, meet new friends and discuss their contribution to the LGBT business leadership.
What are the rules?
The following rules apply to the scholarships:
How do I apply?
This is how to apply for one of the scholarships:
What are the deadlines?
Applications received before the 31 August 2015 will be considered in the first round of evaluations. Successful applicants will be informed by the 31 October 2015. Scholarships will be awarded to deserving candidates. If, there are any scholarships that are not awarded in the first round, then the second round of evaluations will be on applications received before 31 October 2015. Successful applicants will be informed by 31 December 2015.