FR LLD Scholarship to Universities UJ 2015

Report
FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship
for International Post Graduate Study
and
FirstRand/Canon Collins Scholarship to the
University of Cambridge
August 2014
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FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship
• 2015 will be the 9th year that the scholarship is awarded
• scholarship value is R600 000 p.a. for a maximum of two years
• available to a South African citizen
• for study outside South Africa
• in any discipline at the internationally recognized University of their choice
• applicants must have applied and been accepted at the University of their
choice, to be considered for the final judging
• for a Postgraduate degree.
• Excellence is the only criteria for selection.
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Scholarship Criteria
•
the successful candidate will have excelled academically in his or her chosen field
of endeavour
•
shown leadership qualities
•
strength of character
•
community minded endeavours; and
•
the potential to be a destiny changer in his or her chosen field.
•
there is no age limit, but, preference will be given to candidates under the age of 35.
•
candidates who are currently, or have been studying overseas, will not be
considered for this scholarship.
•
the successful candidate has to return to South Africa for at least 5 years after
completing his or her studies.
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FirstRand/Canon Collins Scholarship to Cambridge
• 2015 will be the 1st year that the scholarship is awarded
• partnership between FirstRand, Canon Collins Trust and the University of
Cambridge
• full funding for one year to complete a master’s degree (across a wide range of
subjects)
• the successful candidate will form part of the Global Leaders programme at the
University of Cambridge, Clare Hall
• applicants must have applied to, and be accepted by the University of
Cambridge, to be considered for the final judging
• applications to Cambridge open 1 Sept 2014 and close 31 January 2015
• this process will run concurrently with the FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar
International Postgraduate Scholarship and the same criteria apply
• preference will be given to previously disadvantaged students
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Scholarship Criteria
•
the successful candidate will have excelled academically in his or her chosen field
of endeavour
•
shown leadership qualities
•
strength of character
•
community minded endeavours; and
•
the potential to be a destiny changer in his or her chosen field.
•
there is no age limit, but, preference will be given to candidates under the age of 35.
•
candidates who are currently, or have been studying overseas, will not be
considered for this scholarship.
•
the successful candidate has to return to South Africa for at least 5 years after
completing his or her studies.
•
preference will be given to previously disadvantaged students
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Scholarships and Bursaries
•
FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship for Postgraduate Study: R600 000
•
FirstRand/Canon Collins Scholarship to Cambridge: full funding for a year
•
FirstRand Assistance Bursaries: smaller amounts from R50 000 to R150 000
•
assistance from Oppenheimer memorial trust.
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The Process
•
information will be available on www.firstrand.co.za and www.canoncollins.org.uk
from mid November 2014
•
applications, on both websites, will open on 16 December 2014 and close
26 February 2015
•
applicants are evaluated by a panel comprised of senior staff in FirstRand, RMB,
FNB, TSI, previous winners of the scholarship and representative from the Canon
Collins Trust
•
each application is reviewed by at least 3 panellists
•
a preliminary ‘long list’ of around 30 applications is selected, of which 8 for the
FirstRand/Canon Collins Scholarship to Cambridge, and interviewed either in
person or per telephone
•
specialists are asked for their opinion if necessary
•
final shortlist of around 10 to 12 candidates, of which 2 or 3 will be for the
FirstRand/ Canon Collins Scholarship to Cambridge, are selected and invited to
Sandton for the final interview
•
final announcement made before the end of May 2015.
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The Final Judging Panel
•
Laurie Dippenaar
•
Estelle Dippenaar
•
Sizwe Nxasana
•
Pat Goss
•
Francois Hugo
•
Clare Digby
•
Mamokgethi Phakeng
•
A representative from the Canon Collins Trust
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Application form
•
FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship available from 16 December 2014 on
www.firstrand.co.za
•
FirstRand/Canon Collins Scholarship to Cambridge available from 16 December
2014 on www.firstrand.co.za or www.canoncollins.org.uk
•
applications for the FirstRand/Canon Collins Scholarship to Cambridge on
www.firstrand.co.za will automatically be entered for the FirstRand Laurie
Dippenaar Scholarship as well
•
personal motivation
•
application form
•
importance of letters of reference and confidentiality
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Universities and Fields of Study
•
2007 University of Pretoria
Law
•
2007 Stellenbosch University
Engineering
•
2008
Stellenbosch university
Political Science
•
2009
Wits / Univ KZN
History
•
2009
University of Johannesburg
Law
•
2010
Wits
Mathematics
•
2010
UCT
Law
•
2011
UCT
Commerce
•
2011
Wits
Engineering
•
2012
UCT
Sciences
•
2012
UCT
Social Sciences
•
2012
Wits/University of Pretoria
Mathematics
•
2013
UCT
Engineering
•
2013 UCT
Engineering
•
2013 UCT
Social Science
•
2013 Wits
Medicine
•
2014 UCT
Business
•
2014 UCT
Medical
•
2014 UCT
Engineering
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2014 Finalists
SURNAME
CURRENT STUDIES
FURTHER STUDIES / APPLICATION
Michael Schmid
BSc Engineering - UCT
MPhil in Micro and Nanotechnology Enterprise
Adam Taskeen
BSc Engineering – Electrical (Honours) -Wits
MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable
Development
Carel Kleynhans
Honours in Economics – Stellenbosch University
MPhil in Real Estate Finance
Yosef Singer
Ashar Vijay Dhana
Sydelle Willow Smith
Bachelor of Engineering Science in Biomedical
Engineering - Wits
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Wits
Bachelor of Social Science Honours Degree in
Social Science Anthropology - UCT
MSc in Neuroscience
Master of Public Health (Health Policy and
Management)
MSc in African Studies
Andrew Brent Linden
Master of Business - UCT
MSc in Global Health Science
Gift Dineo Pule
BSc Honours in Medicine - UCT
PhD in Stem Cell Research
Leila Nompelo Hartford
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor in Surgery Wits
Masters in public Health for Developing Countries
Joanne Beckwith
Post - Graduate Certificate in Education
MA in Industrial Technology and Media
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2014 statistics
•
Received 116 qualifying applications
•
66 were female and 50 male.
•
Applications received from all major Universities in SA
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Participating universities 2014
University of Cape Town
32
27.58%
University of the Witwatersrand
15
12.93%
Stellenbosch University
14
12.06%
University of Pretoria
13
10.34%
University of KwaZulu-Natal
7
6.03%
Rhodes University
6
5.17%
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
University of the Western Cape
University of Johannesburg
UNISA
North West University
University of the Free State
5
5
3
2
1
1
4.31%
4.31%
2.58%
1.72%
0.86%
0.86%
Others
12
11.20%
Total
116
100%
Science
Engineering
31
28
26.72%
24.13%
Law
17
14.65%
Commerce
13
11.20%
Medicine
11
9.48%
9
7
116
7.75%
6.03%
100%
Commerce
Humanities
Total
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Long list – universities 2014
University of Cape Town
10
38.46%
University of the Witwatersrand
9
34.61%
Stellenbosch University
3
11.53%
University of Pretoria
1
3.84%
UNISA
1
3.84%
Rhodes University
1
3.84%
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
University of the Freestate
University of Kwazulu – Natal
University of the Western Cape
University of Johannesburg
Total
1
0
0
0
0
26
3.84%
0%
0%
0%
0%
100%
Long list - faculties
Humanities
7
26.92%
Sciences
3
11.53%
Commerce
5
19.23%
Law
5
19.23%
Engineering
6
23.07%
Total
26
100%
Long list – universities 2014
LAURIE DIPPENAAR SCHOLARSHIP 2014 (UJ)
Long list - faculties
15
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Thank you
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