Bursaries and Scholarships 2023
Kingsmead College is a Christian school for girls, which embodies a distinctive ethos where the individual matters first and foremost and where each student is nurtured to contribute to the Republic of South Africa in all its diversity. As a country, our racially divisive past results in skewed racial patterns within the broader College community. As a school in the South African context we recognise the need to reconcile and harmonize constitutional imperatives of dignity and equality with the aims and objectives to promote gender equality and inclusivity.
Kingsmead College currently has 15 students on our bursary programme from Grade 8 to Grade 12. Some bursaries are awarded in conjunction with the Student Sponsorship Programme; some through the Alexandra Education Committee and some are administered through the Kingsmead Trust.
We are continually evaluating the purpose and impact of our programmes. In 2019 we adjusted our scholarship criteria, which had previously only been given for excellence, with a move to fellowships, to enable the College to identify more students with potential. We have now taken the decision to shift this funding again (except for two scholarships) towards bursaries from 2022. There will thus be a limited number of bursaries available for 2022. These will be academic bursaries, awarded to those students who are South African, who come from disadvantaged backgrounds and who show potential in academic, sport, cultural or leadership spheres of their current schools.
We will award two scholarships from 2023 for one internal and one external candidate who show potential or talent in academics and will contribute to the life of the College in various ways – be that sport, the arts, or leadership.