• Postgraduate  students (Master's and Doctoral)
  • South African citizens only
  • Primarily in the fields of Sciences, Engineering and Education
  • Students in the following disciplines are also eligible to apply but preference will be given to students in the SET disciplines:
    • Pharmacy
    • Psychology
    • Social Work
    • Human Movement Science and Biokinetics
    • Dietetics
  • Applications will be short-listed based on both academic merit and financial need


Documents to accompany application form:

  • Attachment 1: Latest pay slips of parents/spouse/self; or letter from employer stating gross salary; or letter from parents' pension fund, stating gross annual income. If the applicant/parent(s) is unemployed, an affidavit must be submitted to confirm this (as per funder’s requirements)
  • Attachment 2: Copy of estimation of student fees account showing cost of studies for the 2022 academic year (Obtainable from the Department of student accounts)
  • Attachment 3: Complete and latest academic record (Official copy required – obtainable from the department of student records)
  • Attachment 4: Official Proof of registration for 2022 (obtainable from the department of student records)
  • Attachment 5: A certified copy of your ID


Please note that students who have received this scholarship in 2021 and would like to be considered for a renewal of the scholarship in 2022, must submit a new application. Students that have already received 3 years of funding from the Trust (irrespective of level of qualification), are not eligible to apply for funding in 2022.


Application Process:
Applications must be submitted via email in clearly named pdf files as indicated in the attachment list (see documents section above) to Terry.Adams@mandela.ac.za by no later than 4h30pm on 20 July 2022. The subject line of the email must be marked “DORMEHL CUNNINGHAM_(your name)_(your student number)"

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not received a notification that you are shortlisted for the scholarship by the 31st August 2022, please accept that you have not made the short-list.

Funding for 2022:
Applications are closed.

Application Process:
Download the application form and submit with all relevant documentation to Terry Adams

Terry Adams or
Imtiaz Khan