For Coloured Girls Bursary South Africa

About For Coloured Girls

For Coloured Girls is one of the many non-profit organizations that work towards the betterment of colored young girls in South Africa. It supports girls aged 8 to 12 in achieving academic success.

The organization was founded by Geraldine Engelman, a woman of color with over 20 years of executive leadership experience. She founded it with other successful members of the black community who have been subjected to challenges faced by people of color. Together, they aim to uplift the young girls from the community and provide support in their academic years. For Coloured Girls is funded by individual donors who want to contribute to making change happen.

For Coloured Girls Bursary

For Coloured Girls organisation provides support to a certain number of young girls every year who lack access to learning resources. Besides monetary benefits, it provides career counseling and psychological support to all eligible candidates.

For the upcoming year’s academic session, it is accepting applications from girls aged between 8 to 12 years. Once accepted into the programme, it will provide the following benefits:

  • Financial aid
  • Psychological aid
  • Mentorship
  • Access to learning and development initiatives

The financial assistance will pay for the tuition fees, stationery, books, and uniforms.

Applicants will be notified of their application within 30 days after the closing date. Shortlisted girls might be asked to attend interviews or psychometric tests for final selection. You’ll get more information regarding this via email.

Eligibility Criteria

To be selected for the Coloured Girls bursary programme, you must fulfill the eligibility criteria. These are developed by the organization to select deserving candidates. If you do not meet any one of the following requirements, please do not apply for the bursary:

  • Must be a female
  • Must be ethnically a person of color
  • Must be currently a high school student in Grades 8 to 12
  • Must have a willingness to learn and study further

Fulfilling all the criteria doesn’t guarantee selection. The final decision regarding the selection rests with For Coloured Girls.


How to Apply?

To apply for the For Coloured Girls Bursary for the upcoming academic year, you must go through the application process. It’s an online process and doesn’t take more than half an hour to complete. However, you should be diligent to avoid making errors. Erroneous or incomplete submissions are discarded.

To get started with the application process, you must submit the online application form for For Coloured Girls Bursary.

The form has four parts, and you need to complete all of them. The first part is about your details and contact information. The second part is regarding your schooling details. In the third part, you must provide information about your parents/guardians. The last part is the essay part, where you’d have to write an essay on the given topic. It’s essential to answer the questions that are marked with an asterisk (*) mark.

Documents Required

You need to upload and attach the following documents along with the form:

  • Proof of the latest results (in the second part)
  • An essay detailing why you want to participate in this bursary programme (in the fourth part) (write briefly on how the course structure will benefit you, what you expect from the program, and how you plan to apply the knowledge gained from this tenure)

After completing the first round, students will be asked to attend a second round before being selected for the bursary programme.

Closing Date

Currently closed for application. Please check back later for the updated opening and closing date of this bursary.

Contact Details

For more details regarding the bursary programme, contact the bursary provider at:

  • Telephone – 064 020 8709
  • Email –

If the bursary has already been closed, please do not make any queries. View our other bursaries open for application here:

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