This scholarship was established with the first awards being made in respect of the overseas academic year beginning in September.
The scholarship is to the value of R350 000 per annum for a maximum of two years and is available to a South African citizen, for study outside South Africa in any discipline at the internationally recognized University of their choice for a Postgraduate degree.
Excellence is the only criteria for selection.
What makes this scholarship different from most is not only the personal interest which Laurie Dippenaar takes in the selection process, but also his interest in the ongoing progress of the recipient.
The successful candidate has to return to South Africa for at least 5 years after completing his or her studies.
The successful candidate will have excelled academically in his chosen field of endeavour and will have been able to demonstrate
While there is no age limit, preference will be given to candidates under the age of 35.
For more scholarship information and application, see: Firstrand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship for International Postgraduate Study Website