Sibona Ilanga Trust Bursary Programme offers a transformative opportunity for dedicated and motivated individuals on their academic journey.

The programme is tailored to assist talented South African students in their educational aspirations across various fields such as engineering, medicine, arts, and more. Applicants are encouraged to seize this opportunity to receive essential financial support and propel their academic ambitions forward.

Sibona Ilanga Trust Bursary Programme Coverage

The value of the bursary will be assessed individually and can be utilized to cover the following study-related expenses:

  • Tuition fees, registration fees, and examination fees at tertiary institutions
  • Accommodation in a tertiary residence or equivalent
  • Meals
  • Learning materials (such as textbooks and stationery)

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be South African citizens.
  • Applicants must reside within a 50km radius of the De Aar Solar Power plant.
  • Applicants must have been accepted at a recognized public or private tertiary education or training institution in South Africa.
  • Only fully completed application forms, accompanied by all necessary supporting documents, will be considered for review.

Selection Criteria

  • Selection based on Grade 12 preliminary/final results or highest achieved grade.
  • Encouraged for applicants pursuing NQF level 6 technical, skills training, training programmes, national diplomas, and degree programmes.
  • Financial Need: Demonstrated lack of financial resources impacting pursuit of tertiary education.

Application Process

  • To be considered for a bursary for the upcoming year, applicants must complete the application on StudyTrust’s online platform.
  • Hardcopy application forms are also accepted.
  • Completed application forms should be submitted via email to or delivered to the Ethembeni Community Centre at 3 Friedlander Street, De Aar, if applying for a Sibona Ilanga Trust bursary.

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Prospective applicants who meet the eligibility criteria are encouraged to seize the opportunity offered by the Sibona Ilanga Trust Bursary Programme. Whether opting to apply online via StudyTrust’s platform or by submitting a hardcopy application to the Ethembeni Community Centre, the Trust eagerly anticipates receiving your submissions. Your commitment to academic achievement and financial need are highly regarded, and the Trust is committed to assisting you in realizing your educational goals and career aspirations.

Take the first step today and pave the path to a brighter future with the support of the Sibona Ilanga Trust.