First National Bank (FNB) is a leading South African bank that offers a wide range of banking solutions. In addition to various transactional services, the bank offers premier digital banking services, credit solutions and investment options.
The bank also provides assistance in the form of educational funding to students who come from a financially-disadvantaged background. For many South African students, having access to tertiary education is a privilege. For many students it means that they have to get a student loan from the bank or it means applying for a bursary.
The FNB Fund is a significant part of the First Rand Foundation. The Fund has identified a pressing need for greater access to tertiary education among financially deserving studies that show strong academic potential.
The FNB Fund Bursary for Students focuses on the provision of funds for students studying commerce and science degrees. These fields have a shortage of skilled practitioners and the government as well as the private sector continue to invest in these sectors. The FNB Fund has dedicated a particular amount of money towards assisting deserving students to further their education.
Tertiary education has been shown to improve living standards of students. In addition to this, students are able to develop personally and develop faster career-wise. For many students having access to tertiary education offers a way out of poverty.
More about the FNB Fund Bursary:
Full and partial bursaries are open to any South African citizen wishing to study a full-time undergraduate degree at recognised universities around the country.
Preference is given to financially-disadvantaged students with academic potential.
Areas of focus include:
- Commerce, Science and Engineering
- Actuarial Science
- Bachelor of Business Administration
- Mathematical Statistics
- Mining Survey
Bursary Service Providers include:
- African Scholars Fund
- SAICA Thuthuka Bursary Fund
- Study Trust
- South African Actuary Development Programme
- Rural Education Access Programme
- Tertiary School in Business Administration