John Thompson Bursary 2024

About John Thompson

John Thompson is a boiler design and manufacturing company based in South Africa. It provides end-to-end solutions for boilers, strokers, and other energy solutions, because of which John Thompson is regarded as a global leader in boiler technology.

The company operates five business units, which are:

  • Manufacturing
  • Industrial Watertube Boilers
  • Package Boilers
  • Air Pollution Control
  • Utility Boilers and Environmental

John Thompson is part of the ACTOM (Pty) Ltd. group, the largest electro-mechanical equipment manufacturer in Africa. Given its enormous size and revenue, John Thompson is actively involved in community services and giving back to society in various ways outside of its regular business. The bursary programme is one such initiative.

John Thompson Bursary

John Thompson Bursary 2024

John Thompson offers financial assistance to students who lack access to education through the John Thompson Bursary programme. The bursaries are awarded to a certain number of meritorious students each year.

For the upcoming academic session, the company is currently inviting students to apply for the bursary programme to get funded. The students are expected to be in the final year of their undergraduate degree.

The following fields of study are eligible for this session:

  • Engineering
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology

The value of the bursary will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Some candidates may receive full coverage for their tuition costs, depending on the need.

Shortlisted candidates will get more information regarding the value and terms and conditions soon after the closing date. If you do not receive any communication, consider your application unsuccessful.

Eligibility Criteria For The John Thompson Bursary 

To be selected for the bursary programme, you must meet the eligibility criteria. These are laid out by the company to select the most deserving candidates. Since the number of applicants often outnumber the bursaries available, it cannot award everyone. Before applying, you must cross-check with the eligibility criteria and ensure you fulfill all of them.

The eligibility requirements for John Thompson Bursary:

  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Must have completed Matric
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate qualification and currently in the final year of the programme
  • Must be studying in one of the fields of study mentioned above
  • Must be studying at a tertiary institution that’s accredited and recognised

Fulfilling all the criteria, however, doesn’t guarantee funding. This is a merit-based bursary programme, and applicants with a superior academic track record will get preference over others. The decision made by John Thompson regarding the selection will be considered final.

How to Apply?

If you’re interested in the bursary programme and need funding for your education, consider applying for John Thompson Bursary by going through the application process. It’s a short process that shouldn’t take long. However, you need to be diligent to avoid making errors. Incorrect or incomplete submissions are rejected without further consideration.

There are no application forms available for this bursary programme. You don’t have to go through any paperwork. All you have to do is submit a few documents to the correct email address.

Documents Required

Candidates need to submit the following documents:

  • Valid ID document (certified copies only)
  • Full academic record, including the latest results (certified copies only)
  • Receipt of fees and breakdown of financial requirements (must be issued by the tertiary institution you’re studying at)
  • Proof of household income (latest payslips if parents/guardians are employed; affidavit if unemployed; death certificates if deceased)
  • Proof of address

Scan the documents and save them in PDF format. Finally, send them to this email –

For the subject line, write ‘John Thompson Bursary Application 2024.

Closing Date Of The John Thompson Bursary 

The last date of application is 17 November 2023.

Contact Details

For more details regarding the bursary programme, send your queries to

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