About

The Thermo Fisher Scientific Phambili Trust

The Thermo Fisher Scientific Phambili Trust is a broad-based Black economic empowerment initiative. The Trust’s goal is to help Black students develop academically and empower themselves by providing educational enrichment bursaries.

1) Value of the bursary

The bursary will primarily cover tuition fees and living costs. Further costs, ancillary to the applicant’s studies, can be covered if there are excess funds in the bursary provided for the applicant to the tertiary institution.

2) Tenure of bursary

The Trust offers the bursary for one (1) academic year.
The bursary is renewable, upon application and subject to the eligibility and academic performance of the applicant.

3) Eligibility and selection criteria

To be eligible for consideration for the bursary, applicants must be:

  • Black people as defined in the B-BBEE codes of good practice.
  • From an economically disadvantaged background and demonstrate financial need.
  • Pursuing further studies or obtaining skills in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields at a South African tertiary institution.
  • Below the age of 35.

4) Application Procedure

  • Applications can be completed online or through a hardcopy application form, which can be printed online 
  • Online applications: Online applications will be accepted through the online submission portal 
  • Hardcopy applications: Completed hardcopy applications should be scanned and sent via email to info@tfsphambilitrust.co.za or posted to the Thermo Fischer Scientific Phambili Trust at 200 Smit Street Fairland, Johannesburg, 2195 South Africa.
  • Applications sent by post must reach the Trust by the closing date.
  • The submission of incomplete and/or late scholarship applications will not be accepted.

5) Call for applications

2024 applications open on 05 February and close on 15 April 2024

6) Application Requirements

a) Complete application form;
b) The following supporting documents must be attached or uploaded along with the completion of the application form:

  • Certified copy of identity document;
  • Copy of full academic record (including the latest available results) (if you are already studying at a university);
  • Copy of final matric/national Senior Certificate results (if you have completed grade 12 and are entering your first year at a university);
  • Proof of acceptance or registration by the tertiary institution;
  • Tuition fee statement;
  • Accommodation invoice/quotation (where applicable);
  • Motivation letter as to why you should be awarded the bursary;
  • Certified copy of your parent(s)/legal guardian(s) ID;
  • Parent(s)/legal guardian(s) proof of income or unemployment (affidavit stating unemployment);
  • Certified copy of a SASSA letter if any of your family members are receiving a social grant and are contributing to your household income;
  • Proof of income or unemployment (affidavit stating unemployment)*; and
  • Certified copy of a SASSA letter where the applicant is receiving a social grant (where applicable)*.

Application enquiries can be emailed to info@tfsphambilitrust.co.za

* Required for self-supporting students only

Apply online

Online applications will be accepted through the online submission portal

Hardcopy application

Completed hardcopy applications should be scanned and sent via email to info@tfsphambilitrust.co.za

Meet the Trustees

The Thermo Fisher Phambili Trustees are responsible for financial management, risk assessment, strategic planning, and stakeholder engagement.
Individuals with diverse expertise make up the Trust, which ensures that it operates in accordance with its mission. They maintain the highest levels of governance and transparency to fulfil their obligations to beneficiaries.

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University of Witwatersrand
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University of Pretoria
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North-West University
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Stellenbosch University

Amounts disbursed in 2023 Total : R1 313 395.11

LTC Tech SA established the Thermo Fisher Scientific Phambili Trust, a broad-based Black economic empowerment scheme.

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