The Fix Scholarship is a competitive scholarship
for Social Entrepreneurs who pursue
entrepreneurial solutions for urgent
social development challenges.
The Fix Scholarship is the brainchild of Radio & TV personality Fikile Moeti, who goes by the name DJ Fix on 5FM.
She began this initiative to help groom the next generation of South African Social Entrepreneurs through a partnership with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). Seven years later the enterprise is a registered NPC focused on the empowerment of Women Entrepreneurs. The Fix Scholarship initiative is proud to have thirteen Fix Scholar Alumni creating social change in Africa.
What is the Fix Scholarship?
The Fix Scholarship provides educational life-changing opportunities to Women Entrepreneurs & Social Enterprises. We have expanded our programmes and hope you are able to find something that speaks to you. Our mission is to provide exclusive opportunities to meet like-minded entrepreneurs, thought-leaders and investors. Once selected, you are officially recognised as a ‘Fix Scholar’.
Fix Scholarship ‘What Women Want’ Convention:
On the 16th November 2019, The Fix Scholarship hosted its annual Fundraiser – The What Women Want Convention in partnership with 5FM.
Women Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs were able to let out their inner GIRL BOSS learn from the best.
Here’s what went down!
Social Innovation Start Up Programme
The Fix Scholarship in partnership with Software AG South Africa presents The Software AG Social Innovation Start Up
We are looking for leading social innovators who are problem solvers that understand income accompanies impact.
We define social innovation as innovation that demonstrates a sustainable business model while solving a social problem.
The focus is on helping tech enabled Start-Ups solve the biggest social challenges by providing the networks, best practices and capital to scale in the industry.
If you are social innovator that has an enterprise or idea with a social purpose to drive positive change, then you should apply! The Scholarship includes an opportunity to study at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), and a chance to WIN capital funding for your enterprise.
(T’s & C’s apply).
Study the SEP Programme at GIBS in 2020
Well done! You are 50% closer to becoming a Fix Scholar! It is important that once you have read through the criteria and have completed the Fix Scholarship application.
• Student must have High School Qualification (Tertiary qualification is an advantage)
• Good English language skills are necessity in order to actively participate in academic debate
• We require a minimum of Matriculation certificate-level competence in Mathematics and skills in the use of a scientific or financial calculator. Competence in MS Word Excel, PowerPoint and a web browser.
• Student must be able to maintain an academic average of 60% and higher
• Student must supply two good references
• Student must have entrepreneurial spirit
• Student should be able to demonstrate a relatively trouble-free last few years. We all make mistakes, but if you are consistently inconsistent and your actions do not match up with your words, scholarship will be awarded to someone more deserving 🙂
• Student must demonstrate a genuine need for these funds
• Other testing may include (but may not be limited to) presentations, interviews, business acumen tests, essays, and other general knowledge checks.
• Most importantly we are seeking for an entrepreneur that:
• Believes in their idea and mission
• Talks less and implements more
• Is a catalyst of social and economic change
• Embodies leadership
• Closing date for applications is: 31 March 2020. The winners will be announced in April.
• Applicants will be reviewed and evaluated on a rolling basis. The course does fill quickly, so the earlier your application is submitted, the higher your chance of being accepted.
• Please note that this is a scholarship for tuition and your start-up capital. If you are in need of transport and during the SEP programme please state why you are unable to cover these expenses.
• GIBS reserves the right not to award the scholarship.
Ted Talk: The future is social entrepreneurship | by Kerryn Krige |
TEDxJohannesburgSalon at GIBS.
Q: What can I expect from the Social Entrepreneurship Programme (SEP)?
A: The Social Entrepreneurship Programme (SEP) is a multi-disciplinary training
programme that equips participants with the necessary skills to run a business savvy, socially conscious organization. The programme brings together the best
practices in civil society with the best practices in the business in business from
around the world.
Q: Tell me more about the Social Entrepreneurship course at GIBS?
A: Please check the GIBS brochure on their site www.gibs.co.za
Applications are now closed
Fix SDC Learnership Programme
The Fix Scholarship in partnership with The Skills Development Corporation presents The Fix SDC Learnership Programme.
We are looking for female leaders that want to improve their business skills and be part of our Fix Scholarship Women’s Mentorship programme that includes life and business coaching by the best skills development organisations in the industry.
The Fix SCD Learnership Programme will be offering the following courses:
- NQF level 3 Business admin
- NQF level 4 Project management
- NQF level 4 Generic management
- NQF level 4 Technical support
- NQF level 4 Marketing
Further your studies, create change, and become a leader. Apply Now!
“If more Women are in leadership roles, we’ll stop assuming they shouldn’t be.” Sheryl Sandberg
Applications are now closed
- Applicant must specify if Abled or Disabled (Including any of the following conditions, epilepsy, bipolar, albinism, physical disabilities, diabetes, asthma, sight/hearing impairments…etc)
- Applicant must be between the ages of 18-28
- Applicant must be African, Coloured or Indian and must be a South African Citizen.
- Applicant must have a minimum of Grade 10 passed
- Applicant needs to be able to read and write in English
- Applicant will need to write an assessment test at SDC before enrolment in order to qualify for the above courses.
- Applicant must have an updated CV
- Applicant must be able to supply the following:
- 2 x Certified copies of highest qualification
- 3 x Certified colour copies of ID
- Bank statement or Confirmation of account (3 months)
- SARS Tax number
- Proof of residence (In your name)
- Proof of disability (if disabled)
- Closing date for applications is: 31 March 2019. The winner will be announced in April and the course will commence from May.
- Applicants will be reviewed and evaluated on a rolling basis. The course does fill quickly, so the earlier your application is submitted, the higher your chance of being accepted.
- Please note that this is a scholarship for tuition and mentorship only. The successful candidate will need to cover their transport and accommodation costs during the Learnership programme.
- SDC and The Fix Scholarship reserves the right not to award the scholarship.
(T’s & C’s apply).
Q: What is a Learnership?
A: A Learnership is a structured learning programme that includes theoretical and practical workplace experiential learning over a period of at least 12 months and which leads to an occupationally related qualification registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
Q: Which Leanership Programme should I choose?
A: Please contact SDC for information on all courses. Remember that you will need to also apply to SDC and complete a competency test in order to qualify for the above course. (Insert SDC url)
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