The FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship,
to the value of R850 000, is available to
South African citizens for postgraduate study
outside South Africa in any discipline at an
international university of their choice.
Applications for the 2020 FirstRand
Laurie Dippenaar scholarship for
international postgraduate study will open
on 16 December 2019 and close
20 February 2020
The successful candidates will
have excelled academically
in their chosen field and will
have been able to demonstrate:
strength of character;
community involvement; and
the potential to be a destiny changer in his or her chosen field.
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.
Successful candidates are required to return to South Africa for at least five years after completing their studies.
What makes this scholarship different from most is not only the personal interest which Laurie Dippenaar takes in the selection process, but also his interest in the ongoing progress of the recipients.
2020 will be the 14th year that this prestigious scholarship will be awarded.