The Fund currently relies entirely on private donors and Trusts – no State funding is received. 

The organisation is governed by a Board of Trustees and the staff comprises the Director, Accounts Manager, Schools Portfolio Manager, Donor Portfolio Manager and an Administrative Assistant. 

Sponsor as an Active Citizen / Individual Investment

Your reason for giving

Individuals give because they wish to make a difference in the life of another – not necessarily in the life of someone “less fortunate”, but most certainly in the life of one who will “take hold of the opportunity to reach his/her full potential”. Allow us to present you with the opportunity of supporting such an individual.

At least 85% of every rand reaches the scholar and we make every effort to ensure that administration is funded from interest and special grants,so you may rest assured that your donation to the ASF will reach the beneficiary intended.

The African Scholars’ Fund is a registered Non-Profit Organisation (NPO: 002-838; PBO: 130002416). An Educational Trust registered with the Master of the High Court. Donations are tax-deductible in terms of Section 18a of the Income Tax Act.

Corporate Giving
  • Sponsor any number of learners @ R1000 per learner  (click here)
  • Sponsor a school for a year – R50 000 to R100 000 pending the number of bursars registered with the ASF (click here)
  • Payroll giving – speak to your HR or business manager
  • Sponsor a child as a gift to management/employee. Chat to an ASF staff member

Corporate Social Investment occurs when businesses use money or resources for projects that improve the world around them, without a direct financial benefit to the company. CSI encompasses projects that are external to the normal business activities of a company and not directly for purposes of increasing company profit.

The potential benefits of CSI to companies include: better brand recognition. positive business reputation. increased sales and customer loyalty. Companies who engage in CSI gain a better public image, which translates into better sales and customer loyalty and may lead to improved financial results. Another benefit of strategic engagement in CSI is that it satisfies both the internal and external stakeholders of your company

We acknowledge that the motivation is not necessarily because of the need to meet prescribed requirements.

Nonetheless your organisation needs to know that donations to this Fund will increase your Socio Economic Development points and improve your company’s Black Economic Empowerment scorecard.

Know that at least 85% of your donation will directly benefit the designated youth, thus meeting the criteria as defined in Code Series 700 in the Codes of Good Practice.

The African Scholars’ Fund is a registered Non-Profit Organisation (NPO: 002-838; PBO: 130002416). An Educational Trust registered with the Master of the High Court. Donations are tax-deductible in terms of Section 18a of the Income Tax Act.

Bequests – Your WISH for the future and your resolve to make it happen

When your loved ones one day reflect on your legacy, bring into their awareness also that your legacy reflects All that You Love. If it be your Wish, then Will the things that really matter to you, to live on.

A bequest to the African Scholars’ Fund can be a specific sum, a percentage or the residual of your estate, shares, an insurance policy, property or items of value. Your financial advisor is undoubtedly the best person to advise you in this regard, OR you may make use of our simple and very straight forward Codicil – view Codicil.

The heart and the head need to work together when making decisions that will have a “lasting effect” on humanity. As such we wish to highlight the fact that charitable giving has tax benefits that can very effectively reduce your estate duty, and it presents you with an opportunity to make a substantial (future) donation that you might not be able to afford now.

About 85% of every rand reaches the scholar. Administration is mostly funded from interest and special grants, so when you make a donation to African Scholars’ Fund you can rest assured that the funds reaches the learner intended.

The African Scholars’ Fund is a registered Non-Profit Organisation (NPO: 002-838; PBO: 130002416). An Educational Trust registered with the Master of the High Court. Donations are tax-deductible in terms of Section 18a of the Income Tax Act.


C.J Roehm


 Linda Girolo
Patricia Joan Jeffery


Dr. J Robertson


MSH Miller
FR Bradlow


R Smart


Dr D Lali
Ms Eckford
EG Lowe


G Berman
B Hughes


A Vialls
W Rollo


C Roehm


P A Martin


A Finsan


Dr E C Einhorn


Mr A J Flederman
Mr G D Field
Mr D H Phillips


Mrs A J Abrahams
Mrs B J D Clapham


Mrs I M Aitchson
D B Howell
Miss K M Wilson


E Johnson (UK)
Mrs D M Mullins


Dr E G Vaughan
Dr G G Wiles


B A Hermanson


Mrs F Backon
Mrs C H Bowsher
Mr E O W H Middelmann


Mr R H Aitchson
Mr J Z Berman
Mrs M L Lindsay
Ms M Shingler


Prof E V Axelson

“Whatever I grow up to be, I will grow and become because of you”

– Unknown

Letters of Appreciation

I want to say thank you to ASF. You made me feel proud about myself and who I am. You gave me strength to do everything. I will study hard to prove myself to you and my sponsors. I appreciate what you have done for me.

Lindelwa HLELEGrade 11 – Knysna

I received the money, thank you. Your money helped me a lot, I even buy a school bag because I used to use a plastic because my parents can’t afford to buy me a bag. I thank you a lot members of scholars fund.

Nomawabo TANCOGrade 10 – Port Elizabeth

Despite living in the terrifying cruelty of my thoughts – thinking whether will I succeed or not – God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow in them. Growing up with old-pension money and in the cycle of poverty.  Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optimal.  ASF has changed my life by changing my mindset. I will be successful.

ZethuGrade 12 – East London

My grandmother is very much delighted and she felt relieved when she heard that the bursary had already made the first payment.  I now can walk confidently with no one reminding my grandmother that I haven’t paid the school funds.  Thank you ASF

Lonwabo MABONAGrade 9 – Kraaifontein

I was shy to talk at school because my uniform was too old.  But now I am like everyone else and I won’t learn with fear again.  I am a student of the ASF.

Zipho SAMUELGrade 9 – Whittlesea

I would like to start by thanking you from the bottom of my heart, for journeying with me through my schooling career.  Without your financial support my life could have turned out very differently.  Thank you.  I have overcome many obstacles, but also achieved a lot like obtaining my learner’s licence and being elected to be the Deputy Headboy for 2013.

Tevin RANDALLGrade 12 – East London

I just received my matric results.  I will not be that Doctor or something big that my parents wanted me to be, but I will be that something big one day – this I believe.  You have taught me well in your letters that it is not the destination but the journey that is important.  I will be studying further at the University of Fort Hare.  Thank you ASF for believing in me and motivating me to finish school.

Nomathomsenqa MANZINIGrade 12 – Dimbaza

I just want to tell you how grateful I am for the opportunity you have given me. The job you are doing is a life changing experience to young South Africans and I hope you will continue inspiring us and promoting education as the key to success and giving us better chances in life.

Ambesa RAUZELAGrade 8 – Kingwilliamstown

Starting from the day I received the replying letter my whole life has changed. I have never in my life been so vivacious about going to school. When I go to school now I feel the sense of belonging. My parents were able to pay school fees for me and my three brothers, we also have brand new uniforms, my books are also nicely and beautifully covered.

Ayanda KOBIGrade 10 – Knysna

Hiermee will ek baie dankie se vir die geld wat u aam my gegee het. Ek het dit baie waardeer, ek het dit nie gemors nie, ek het vir my skoolgoedere gekoop soos: skooltrui, kouse en skoolfonds betaal. Al wat ek nou moet doen is om hard te leer en nie julle teleurstel nie.

Sheroleen JANSEN Grade 8

I would like to thank you and express my gratitude as I have been notified of a R100 increase on the usual amount. It has been a great help to me. I ensure you that my performance during next term will yield admirable results.

Mpumelelo QOYOGrade 12 – Ezibeleni

Thank you for the wonderful opportunity you gave me to study. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate it. I got a job offer at GAP Management in PE as an Admin Assistant. It is office work and my N4 course I did at college helped me a lot on this.

Madelein STEYNBERGP.E. College

I feel proud to be recognized as someone important and valuable. To have you by my side is like having parents who take care of me. Keep on helping students who are willing to further their education. You are an inspiration of tomorrow’s future, thank you.

Kgotlaetsile BLOCKKath Campus