Frequently asked questions

What happens if I don’t win an SSP Scholarship?

The SSP Funding and Resource guide is for all learners and parents who applied for the SSP Scholarship and were unsuccessful at any point in the process and for the greater feeder school community. It draws on the experience of SSP to identify quality high school education institutions and provide access to established relationships with like-minded youth organisations, both from a parent and the learner’s perspective.

Do I have to be a grade 6 learner?

Yes! Whether you are applying from Gauteng or the Eastern Cape, all applicants have to be in Grade 6 at the time of application.

Do I have to be a South African citizen?

You must be a South African citizen or have legal refugee status in the Republic of South Africa. Permanent residents are not eligible for the SSP scholarship.

What school will I attend if selected as an SSP Scholar?

SSP scholarship recipients attend one of our SSP Partner Schools. Scholar placement is a collaborative effort between SSP and the Partner Schools.

Can I fax or email the application or its components to the Student Sponsorship Programme?

Emails are accepted but faxed applications will not be accepted. Completed application forms can be emailed or are to be hand delivered to our offices or designated library collection points.
Eastern Cape applicants to be notified on where to drop off application forms.
Gauteng applications to be hand-delivered to: SSP Gauteng, NBC Building, 22 Ridge Rd, Parktown, Johannesburg.
For more information, please mail: Taulani.Mudau@ssp.org.za

What represents a complete application?

You have completed the preliminary application process when you have delivered the application form, complete with your personal information, school report, birth certificate copy, parents/guardian ID copies and parent/guardian financial information (payslips or affidavits) to us.

What are the requirements to apply to SSP?

You must:
Be in Grade 6.
Be not older than 12 years of age at the time of application.
Achieve an overall average of 70% or more in Grade 5.
Have a 70% minimum aggregate for mathematics, English and natural science.
Be in financial need – less that R 200,000.00 combined annual household income.
Have leadership potential.
Be community service orientated.

Who selects the Scholars?

Final selection is made by the Student Scholarship Programme Panel. The Panel reviews the applications and interviews the finalists.

When do I find out if I am a recipient of an SSP Scholarship?

Applications are now closed and the recruitment is in process. Successful candidates will be informed about the details of the entrance exam by telephone and email.