Bursaries and Scholarships 2025

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 20 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. All of these bursaries 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 took 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 2025. 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 in 2025 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.

Applications for these scholarships and bursaries are now open.
Please note these are for entry to Kingsmead College for Grade 8 2025.

Please note that you will also need to submit an admission form to accompany your bursary/scholarship application. We will be unable to consider applications without the admission form.

Scholarship Applications will close on 21 February 2024 and the two recipients will be announced on 15 March 2024. Please note that no late entries will be considered.

Applications are now closed.