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The Scholarship

Makomborero seeks to identify suitable candidates capable of university entrance to some of the more competitive degree courses. In 2018 we will be offering up to eight full scholarships to study A-levels at an excellent Harare based private school and thus provide the chosen students with the resources to achieve their goals where they may have fallen short through financial hardship and/or not having access to well-resourced A-level facilities in their current schools. As part of the scholarship scheme the students will be expected to assist with the on going community work in local Government schools.

Schools offering scholarships are Hellenic Academy, St Georges College and Gateway High School.

The scholarship will include:

  • Weekly accommodation and meals
  • Examination entrance fees
  • School uniform requirements
  • All tuition fees and stationery
Scholarship Eligibility
  • The scholarship scheme is designed to recruit the most able O-Level student. Potential candidates must either already have attained (or be predicted) a number of A grades at O-level.
  • The final selection process will be completed by January 2018 and will be before the actual O-level results have been published.
  • It is expected that scholarships will mainly be awarded to students looking to study Sciences (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology) or Commercials (Mathematics, Accounts, Economics and Management of Business).
  • From time to time, the selection committee may decide to award a number of scholarships that fall outside of the strict academic requirements.
  • Makomborero welcomes any application from government school students that feel he/she can clearly demonstrate the passion and potential to achieve top grades in their chosen A-level subjects.
Selection Process
  • All applications must be received by the date stated on the application forms. (September)
  • Each application will be carefully considered and an initial shortlist drawn up. (November)
  • Shortlisted candidates will be called in for an interview and scholarship testing. (November and December)
  • The final selection process will be completed before the O-level results have been published, but in some cases we may wait for the results before informing the students who have been awarded scholarships.

Please leave either your completed application form with your Headteacher or post to Makomborero Zimbabwe, P.O. Box MP753, Mt Pleasant, Harare or send a text message to 0774 816 742 to arrange a drop off in Mount Pleasant (Bond Street).

The Deadline for completed applications is 6th October 2017. Once we have drawn up an initial short list we will contact you if you have been selected for interview / scholarship testing. If you do not hear from us by 15th January 2018 please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

If you are interested in applying for a Makomborero scholarship, our brochure and application form are available here:

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