Old Mutual Education Trust (OMET) Bursary South Africa 2023 – 2024

ABOUT THE COMPANY – OLD MUTUAL EDUCATION TRUST (OMET)

Old Mutual Education Trust (OMET) Bursary South Africa | The Old Mutual Education Trust (OMET) was established by Old Mutual in 2005, as part of a BBBEE transaction with 10 unions the company has a business relationship with. The aim of the bursary programme is to empower Old Mutual’s business partners (trade unions) members and their dependents, who are among the most disadvantaged people in South Africa.

The Trust is governed and operated by Old Mutual and the trade unions through an independently registered trust. The OMET is able to provide tertiary education scholarships by using dividends from the Old Mutual plc shares it holds.

Participating trade unions include:

  • Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA)
  • National Teachers Union (NATU)
  • National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU)
  • National Union of Mineworkers (NUM)
  • Professional Educators Union (PEU)
  • Police and Prisons’ Civil Rights Union (POPCRU)
  • South African Chemical Workers Union (SACWU)
  • South African Catering Commercial Allied Workers Union (SACCAWU)
  • South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU)
  • South African Society of Bank Officials (SASBO)

ABOUT THE OMET BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

The Old Mutual Education Trust (OMET) is inviting students who are members (or are related to members) of participating trade unions, to apply for their bursary program, for the 2023 academic year.

The bursary will provide cover for first undergraduate studies in ANY field (including certificate, diploma, and first-degree level qualifications). The bursary does NOT cover second degrees or postgraduate studies.

Participating trade unions include:

  • Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA)
  • National Teachers Union (NATU)
  • National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU)
  • National Union of Mineworkers (NUM)
  • Professional Educators Union (PEU)
  • Police and Prisons’ Civil Rights Union (POPCRU)
  • South African Chemical Workers Union (SACWU)
  • South African Catering Commercial Allied Workers Union (SACCAWU)
  • South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU)
  • SASBO The Finance Union

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MORE ABOUT THE OMET BURSARY PROGRAMME – EXPENSES COVERED

The bursary will provide partial cover for the following expenses, to the value of R65 000: registration fees, tuition fees, prescribed books, other approved study materials, accommodation, and meals in a residence.

Bursary recipients will receive comprehensive student support, that places great importance on the student’s wellbeing, and will therefore also receive the following benefits:

  • Access to bespoke student support interventions to enable academic, psycho-social, and leadership growth and success
  • Peer Buddy mentorship program to support final year students develop a postgraduate plan
  • Computer access (new scholarship holders)

The Old Mutual Education Trust will fund up to 60 students, with a limited number of scholarships awarded to each union partner. Selection will be based mainly on academic results.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OMET BURSARY

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must have completed Matric or be currently in Matric
  • You must be studying or intend on studying towards your first undergraduate qualification (on a full-time, part-time or distance-learning basis)
  • You must be studying or intend on studying at a recognized and accredited public university in South Africa

Applicants must also fall into one of these categories:

  • You are a paid-up member of one of the trade unions listed above
  • You are permanently employed on a full-time basis at one of the trade unions listed above
  • You are a spouse (as legally defined) of a paid-up member or staff member, at one of the trade unions listed above
  • You are a child dependent (under 25 years of age) (including an adopted child, stepchild, grandchild, or child of blood relation for which the union member is solely financially responsible), of a paid-up member or staff member, at one of the trade unions listed above

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE OMET BURSARY

Applications must be submitted online at; Old Mutual Education Trust (OMET) Bursary Application

Note: the application form works best in Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browser.
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • ID document of member (certified copy)
  • Union membership number or Union employee number (for main member or employee)
  • Grade 11 final results and Matric mid-year results, if currently in Matric
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric
  • 2021 year-end academic results and most recent mid-year results, if currently studying
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Note: certified documents must have been certified within the last 6 months.

CLOSING DATES FOR THE OMET BURSARY

31 August 2022.
(Applications submitted after these dates will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the Old Mutual Education Trust (OMET) directly:
Contact people: Nosipho Khumalo / Thokozile Likhetsi
Tel: 067 125 1404 / 073 683 3009
Email: Ometapplications@oldmutual.com

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