JB Marks Education Trust Fund Bursary South Africa 2025

May 23, 2024

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Bursary Description

JB Marks Education Trust Fund Bursary South Africa 2025

 

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROVIDER – JB MARKS EDUCATION TRUST FUND

The JB Marks Education Trust Fund was formed in 1997 by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), as a means to address the need for empowering NUM members and dependents of NUM members, specifically those studying towards qualifications in the construction, mining and energy sectors.

The Trust was named after John Beaver Marks, a South African activist and leader and strong believer in empowerment and emancipation for workers via education. The Trust’s mission has always been to fund the educational expenses of its members and since its inception has funded over 1000 bursars and awarded over R280 million to more than 2000 beneficiaries.

Most of the funding is received from the Mineworkers Investment Trust (MIT) via Mineworkers Investment Company (MIC) dividends.
 

ABOUT THE JB MARKS EDUCATION TRUST FUND BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

JB Marks Education Trust Fund, in association with National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), is inviting students to apply for their bursary award for the 2025 academic year.

Every year, the JB Marks Education Trust Fund awards bursaries to NUM members and their dependents, for studies towards undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications. Each year, around 200 bursaries are awarded for undergraduate studies and around 50 bursaries are awarded for postgraduate studies.
 

 

ABOUT THE JB MARKS EDUCATION TRUST FUND BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE & SELECTION

The value of the bursary will be determined by 2 main factors: availability of funds and the students field of study.

Successful candidates will be contacted with an acceptance letter (via physical delivery, post or email), as well as to all NUM national branches. If you do not receive any correspondence or acceptance letter by 31 January 2025, and your name is not on the NUM regional list, regard your application as unsuccessful.
 

MORE ABOUT THE JB MARKS EDUCATION TRUST FUND BURSARY PROGRAMME – T&C’S

Please note the following terms and conditions before applying:

  • The bursary award can NOT be used to pay off existing study loans or debts.

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE JB MARKS EDUCATION TRUST FUND BURSARY

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be a NUM member OR a dependent of a NUM member (including children and spouses)
  • You must be studying towards an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification (postgraduate funding is only available to NUM members who have never been funded by the Trust)
  • You must be studying at a recognised and registered public tertiary institution in South Africa (University, University of Technology or College – students from private institutes will NOT be funded)
  • You must NOT currently be in receipt of any other funding

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE JB MARKS EDUCATION TRUST FUND BURSARY

Applications must be submitted online at: JB Marks Education Trust Fund Bursary Application 2025

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • Applicants ID document (certified copy)
  • Most recent results: Matric or tertiary (certified copy)
  • NUM Members ID document (certified copy)
  • NUM Members latest payslip
  • Proof of acceptance from your institution (on institutions letterhead)
  • Proof of dependency if applicants surname is different from the NUM member (Abridged Birth Certificate/ Clinic Immunization Card/ Magistrate Guardianship letter/ Medical Aid Beneficiary Certificate/ Marriage Certificate)

 

CLOSING DATE FOR THE JB MARKS EDUCATION TRUST FUND BURSARY

1 July 2024.
(Applications submitted after these dates will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
 

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the JB Marks Education Trust Fund directly:
Technical issues email: info@jbmarksedutrust.co.za
Tel: 011 492 0601
For technical issues, email: applications@jbmarksedutrust.co.za
 

This bursary listing was last updated in May 2024.