JB Marks Education Trust Fund Bursary 2019/2020 for South Africans

Deadline : 1st July annually


The JB Marks Education Trust Fund grants bursary to 200 qualified undergraduates


and 50 post-graduate students each year to paid-up NUM members or former members (retired, retrenched, disabled or deceased) and their dependents and family members.

Generally, the JB Marks Education Trust Fund provides financial assistance to tertiary and higher education which includes university studies and FET colleges. However, in some instance, the trust fund may also cover grade 10 – 12 students.

The trust fund pays for the registration, tuition and examinations fees as well as textbooks, extra lessons in the form of tutors, meals, accommodation, exchange student programs (if any) and Capacity Building programs expenses.

The bursary may be withheld or terminated and will eventually be refunded if:

*Students dropped the course study within six months of enrolment
*Students received another funding aid/bursary
*The JB Marks Education Trust Fund also provides support for the bursary holders through the Professional Development Office, in order for the beneficiaries to attain quality results.

From the office, the following can be provided for the bursary holders:

*20 hours of extra tuition (2 modules per year) available by request
*Any added expenses relevant and very critical to the student’s course that is not covered by the tuition fees will be granted upon request
*Academic mentoring
*Change of course or university may be permitted if the Professional Development Office is contacted first
*Exit workshop for graduating beneficiaries which does not necessarily mean the end of funding
*Awards ceremony for bursary holders who have graduated as celebration for their achievement
*Undergraduate bursary holders who have completed their studies and wish to pursue postgraduate studies in critical fields, should contact the office for the postgraduate bursary
*Bursary Requirements and Eligibility
*Paying and former (retired/disabled/retrenched/deceased) member or official of the *National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) including their dependents
Immediate family of a member or official of the NUM

In one of the following education levels:
Tertiary student who are studying towards a Degree/Diploma/Postgraduate qualification. *For Postgraduate applicants, the student must be in the last year of their undergraduate degree. Only the identified critical areas of study will be accepted for post-graduate funding.

*High school student who is in Grade 10 to Matric
*Applicants should have no other funding providers

How to Apply and Application Details
Apply online by clicking here. Application forms can also be obtained in your nearest NUM regional offices across the country between March and July every year.

Submit the following documents together with the application form:

*Union member/official’s payslip
*Certified copy of applicant’s most recent academic records
*Certified ID copies of both the applicant and the union member
*Acceptance Letter/Application verification letter from the University institution
*Motivation Letter for post-graduate applicants, with the following additional documents:
*Acceptance Letter from the university
*Quotation of fees/student statement of account
*Latest academic records
*Send your complete application and documentation to your nearest NUM regional office.

Applications that are e-mailed will be rejected. Only successful applicants will be contacted by the JB Marks office by sending an acceptance letter addressed to the applicants as well as the regional office relevant to the said applicant. If no correspondence is received from JB Marks Education Trust Fund, consider the application as unsuccessful.

Originally posted 2022-08-29 19:20:42.