City of Masvingo Educational Scholarship Programme kick starts
The City of Masvingo’s Housing and Social Services Department has started selection of students to benefit from the City of Masvingo Educational Scholarship Programme.
Beneficiaries are to be drawn from Council schools and will be offered scholarships for the first year 2023 and the programme will be rolled to cover other schools in the city.
The grant is only applicable to students that are academically talented but coming from very underprivileged families, for instance child headed families or orphans being taken care of by foster parents.
There are already existing structures at Council Schools (the BEAM Committee) assisting with identification of these less privileged children. Each school submitted a minimum of five (5) children and one (1) is to be selected from the five from each school.
The package includes school fees, uniforms and related items such as stationery to be paid for by Council up to Grade 7. For Secondary education, the scholarship will cater for a full package like related expenses and boarding fees. The scholarship to university level will cater for the total fees (tuition and accommodation).