StoryStudyTrust was established on 13 June 1974 to do something about unequal educational opportunities. Our focus over the years has remained the young person with the potential for further and higher education, but without the opportunity. People from diverse backgrounds could over the years unite around this vision. StudyTrust had become a source of hope for young individuals who in turn transformed their families and communities.


A milestone for StudyTrust was the establishment of a partnership with the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). This enables StudyTrust to administer loans to financially needy students in order to supplement partial bursaries.
We currently manage skills development, socio-economic development and broad-based shareholder bursary funds for 
     AVI Limited                                 Aurora Wind Power                        Coronation Fund Managers
     the FNB Fund                            Hewlett Packard Enterprise            Hewlett Packard Inc.
     Hitachi Data Systems               Imalivest                                          Industrial Corporation
     Investec Bank                           JvR Africa                                        Old Mutual Investment Group
     Oracle                                        Pick n Pay                                       Pioneer Foods
     Prudential Portfolio Managers                                                            Rand Merchant Bank    
     Solar Capital De Aar                  Standard Bank                                Tourvest.

StudyTrust since 2012 provides a mentor and support programme to the beneficiaries of the prestigious Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) bursary programme.

StudyTrust is the Southern Africa implementing partner for the DAFI Scholarship Programme of the UNHCR.

We measure our impact in terms of our aims, namely giving access to learnerships, internships and higher and further education, minimize drop-out rates, and supporting our beneficiaries to attain their education and training goals. The average success rate of our beneficiaries over the past 10 years was 85%. This is remarkable – most beneficiaries are in difficult scarce skill Commerce, Engineering and Maths & Science programmes.