JB Marks Education Trust Fund Bursary South Africa 2022

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JB Marks Education Trust Fund Bursary South Africa 2022 – 2023


The JB Marks Education Trust Fund was formed in 1997 by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), as a means to address the need for empowering NUM members and dependents of NUM members, specifically those studying towards qualifications in the construction, mining and energy sectors.

The Trust was named after John Beaver Marks, a South African activest and leader and strong believer in empowerment and emancipation for workers via education. The Trust’s mission has always been to fund the educational expenses of its members and since its inception has funded over 1000 bursars and awarded over R280 million to more than 2000 beneficiaries.

Most of the funding is received from the Mineworkers Investment Trust (MIT) via Mineworkers Investment Company (MIC) dividends.


The JB Marks Education Trust Fund awards bursaries to 200 prospective undergraduate students and 50 postgraduate students each year. The bursary is available to NUM members and their dependents (including children and spouses).

The value of the bursary is determined on a case-by-case basis depending on the field of study.

Successful candidates will be contacted with an acceptance letter (via/ delivery/ email), as well as to all NUM branches. If you do not receive any correspondence by 31 December 2020, please check with your Regional Office if your name is on the list of successful bursars. If you do not receive an acceptance letter and your name is not on the NUM regional list, regard your application as unsuccessful.


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):
Undergraduate students:

  • NUM members OR dependent of a NUM member (including children and spouses)
  • Studying towards an undergraduate qualification
  • Studying at a recognized tertiary institute (University or FET College – No private institutes)
  • NOT currently in receipt of any other funding

Postgraduate students:

  • Graduated as JB Marks beneficiary
  • Graduated from undergraduate studies within the last 2 years
  • Studying within a critical field of study


Applications must be done in the following way:
Undergraduate students:
Apply online at https://jbmarksedutrust.co.za/index.php/market-sectors/online-bursary-application/

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 be disregarded):

  • Applicants ID document (certified copy)
  • NUM member or officials ID document (certified copy)
  • NUM member or official’s latest payslip
  • Latest academic school results (certified copy)
  • Academic acceptance letter confirming that the student is enrolled in studies
  • Proof of dependency if students surname is different from the NUM member (Abridged Birth Certificate/ Clinic Immunization Card/ Magistrate Guardianship letter/ Medical Aid Beneficiary Certificate/ Marriage Certificate)

(Please note that emailed applications will NOT be accepted for undergraduate students).

Postgraduate students:
Submit clear copies of the following documentation:

  • Motivational letter (maximum 1000 words)
  • Full academic record

Applications must be submitted electronically via email to the Professional Development Officer: [email protected]
(Insert the words “JB Marks Postgraduate Bursary Application – Your Full Name” in the email subject line).


For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the JB Marks Education Trust Fund directly:
Tel: 011 492 0601
Fax: 011 492 0953
Email: [email protected]


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