Scholarships

Guidance

PRIMARY & HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC SUPPORT & GUIDANCE PROGRAMME

Academic excellence is successfully achieved through a full support programme of tuition funding, study skills support, and counselling for the full 12+ years each scholar is on the programme.

A budget is also allocated towards books and stationery as well as access to the IT Lab as part of the Microsoft Schools Training partnership.

ENTREPRENEURAL FOCUS

The focus of our teaching style is to develop the learners’ entrepreneurial mindset. Our private Education Centre aims to creates entrepreneurs that are job creators and not job seekers. Ed-U College Port Elizabeth is part of the Entrepreneurship Institute – a global entrepreneurial education group as well as being appointed as the only Microsoft Partner in the Eastern Cape.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT & GUIDANCE PROGRAMME

Career development is an early intervention starting in Grade 9 with subject choice. In Grade 11 and 12 this takes the form of career guidance. This process serves to guide the scholars towards a fitting area of study for their tertiary education.

Both subject choice for Grade 9’s and career guidance for Grade 11’s and 12’s begins with scholastic assessments. The information drawn from the assessments and corresponding recommendations are openly discussed in an individual feedback session with a qualified professional. Together with the scholar, and in conjunction with school results, we look at aptitude, personality, interests and values when exploring several options. Career development is a facilitative and continual process between the scholar, their coordinator, and the relevant professionals.

GENIUSU SELF-DEVELOPMENT & WELLNESS PROGRAMME

GeniusU is a self-development programme which guides each individual to discover their values, passions, and purpose aligned with the 17 United Nations sustainable development goals, ie, from ending poverty, to greater equality to protecting the environment.

The Passion test is the world’s number one tool for finding your passions and life purpose and begin really living them.

GeniusU connects your passions with your natural talents.

Individuals gain an overview of the tools and resources available to them to learn to use their own talents to live their best life and connect to a global community of scholars.

Selection Criteria and Process

We offer both full and partial bursaries to learners at our Primary and High Schools in the Eastern Cape as well as invite direct applications from learners in previously disadvantaged Primary and High schools nationally.

We ensure that, through a stringent application process, we carefully select scholars with academic potential, who will be able to thrive in our private education centre.

When identifying suitable candidates, the following requirements are taken into account.

For learners currently at the College:

Ed-U College (Port Elizabeth) Primary School

  • Learners in Grade 1 to Grade 7
  • Academic performance >70% aggregate, first in class, receive full bursary. Academic
  • performance 60-69% aggregate, receive 50% bursary.
  • In need of financial support to access quality educational opportunities gross combined income per household per month should not exceed R20 000)
  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Participates in extra-curricular activities (school related activities)

Ed-U College (Port Elizabeth) High School

  • Learners in Grade 8 to Grade 12
  • Academic performance >70% aggregate, first in class, receive full bursary. Academic performance 60-69% aggregate, receive 50% bursary.
  • In need of financial support to access quality educational opportunities gross combined income per household per month should not exceed R20 000)
  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Participates in extra-curricular activities (school related activities)

Tertiary Application – Options Academy and City Campus

  • Matric (Grade 12) National Senior Certificate/Amended Senior Certificate
  • Academic performance >70% aggregate, receive full bursary. Academic performance 60-69% aggregate, receive 50% bursary.
  • In need of financial support to access quality educational opportunities gross combined income per household per month should not exceed R20 000)
  • Must be a South African citizen

DIRECT WRITTEN APPLICATIONS

  • Learners who apply directly will need to submit a formal application, including: personal and financial information, academic records, information about participation in cultural and/or sporting activities. 

    • Academic performance >70% aggregate receive full bursary. 
    • In need of financial support to access quality educational opportunities gross combined income per household per month should not exceed R20 000)
    • Must be a South African citizen

Get Involved

To get involved in this life-changing initiative with the enormous social impact, contact the Rara Avis Foundation today or find our banking details. The Rara Avis Foundation is registered as a non-profit company and public benefit organisation.