Freedom Challenge Scholarship Fund

Initiated by 2010 Freedom Challengers, the Freedom Challenge Scholarship Fund has now been launched.The Freedom Challenge Scholarship operates on the following basis:

• The scholarship applies to the Mariazell High School;

• Scholarships cover tuition, boarding fees and a book and uniform allowance;

• Scholarships operate in increments of R30 000;

• Every R30 000 raised covers three years of schooling, including boarding fees, for one scholar at Mariazell;

• Unless funds allow:

1. Scholarships will be awarded for three years;

2. Scholarships will be awarded for the FET phase of schooling (old National Senior Certificate) being Grade 10, 11 and 12;

• Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic promise;

• Applicants will be invited from schools located along the route of the trail in the Mehloding area (ie Little Umzimvubu to Naudes Nek);

• Monies raised will be managed through the Freedom Challenge account administered by the Wilderness Foundation.

The details of which are as follows:
Name of bank and branch First National Bank, Walmer

Account name Wilderness Foundation – Freedom Trail

Type of account Money Market

Account number 62154513660Branch code 211417

• Donations should be referenced “Freedom Challenge Scholarship”

• Donors will qualify for a tax rebate in terms of section 18A of the Income Tax Act

• The scholarships are allocated by a panel of three made up as follows:

1. A representative of former Freedom Challengers;

2. A representative of Mehloding Trust;

3. A representative of Maria Zell High School.