Royal Impact Futures Scholarship
Developing the next generation of Bafokeng tech talent and innovators
The Royal Impact Futures Scholarship funds Bafokeng scholars pursuing first-time undergraduate studies in the Science, Tech, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) fields. We are cultivating the next generation of Bafokeng entrepreneurs, tech leaders & innovators.
Two Bafokeng matriculants intending to study towards a STEM-related degree in 2023 will be selected for the scholarship. Applications will close on 30 September 2022.
Who is Royal Impact?
Royal Impact is the social innovation platform of the Royal Bafokeng Nation Development Trust (RBNDT). We are focused on solving local Bafokeng socio-economic problems with bottom-up solutions using tech, disruptive thinking and innovative ideas.
Our mission at Royal Impact is to build a world-class social innovation platform that creates long-term positive impact that reverberates throughout the Royal Bafokeng Nation (the Nation) and will echo across future generations. This we will achieve by harnessing the collective power, ideas, and potential of the ‘People of the Dew’. As a platform established by the Nation, traditional values and continuous innovation are in our DNA.
What we are looking for
BAFOKENG HERITAGE: Applicants must be from the Royal Bafokeng Nation (RBN)
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE: Applicants must have achieved excellent academic results (80%+ in Math & Science and an overall average of 75%+)
PASSION: Applicants must demonstrate a passion for making a positive impact in the RBN and the world with the knowledge and skills they will acquire through their studies
FINANCIAL NEED: Applicants with a proven financial need will be given preference
ACCEPTANCE LETTER: Applicants must have received an acceptance letter from an accredited South African university for one or more of the qualifications covered by the scholarship
Fields of study
What the Scholarship covers
Registered Educational Trust
PBO Tax Exempt
R600 million+ in bursaries to students
NSFAS NGO Partner & UNHCR Implementing Partner
Level One (>91%)
We administer bursaries and scholarships, provide mentoring and support to help tertiary students thrive academically and personally.