About Study Bursaries

The Trust provides bursaries to residents of Waenhuiskrans who want to study or train for a craft after school.

The bursary funds come every year from a small group of donors and, in past years, also from Arniston Wines.

To apply for bursary support, complete the application form. If you would like to inquire and request more information, email us at arnistonbursaries@gmail.com.

The Story

In 2005, the Trust began to assist three students. At the time, very few students from Arniston continued with studies after school.

From the first three students in 2005, the number has gradually increased to more than 40 students every year.

From 2005, the Trust contributed more than R6 million to bursaries.

Students qualified in medicine, nursing, engineering, law, education, accounting and business management, technology, social work, urban planning, sports management, electricians, welders, specialised construction workers, traffic officers, law enforcement officers and various roles in tourism and tourism-related environments.

How do we measure the outcomes of the scholarship program?

  • Before 2005, fewer pupils from Arniston studied after school than in comparable communities in the province. Now, Arniston has more students than similar communities in the region. 
  • Overall, the students performed significantly better than students in comparable bursary programs. This is probably thanks to close support from the community and additional support from the Trust. 
  • It is too soon to measure the long-term impact of the bursary support in the community as most students are still early in their careers. Some of the students who have graduated now work in Arniston or in the region. Many work in Cape Town or elsewhere. Some of the employed students do not have strong job security. The impact in the broader community is difficult to measure right now. However, the value of the scholarship programme is visible in the lives of the students, with improved focus, fulfilment and performance. 
  • The British Institute of Health Measurement and the World Bank have indexes linking health and performance in people’s lives to educational indicators. Both indices indicate that educational assistance like scholarships is essential to support students, though the full impact will likely be measured only after several decades. However, bursary and other support programs are an important motivation for communities to invest in human capital. 

2023 Applications are now open.

Click here to apply.

If you need more information regarding the bursary program please send us an email to arnistonbursaries@gmail.com.

Application Guidelines

  • The Trust allocates bursaries to students from the fishing community in Waenhuiskrans.
  • Any prospective student who lives in Waenhuiskrans may apply.

Support the Trust

If you wish to help us by making a donation, please make a direct cash deposit to our bank account.

  • Account holder: The Waenhuiskrans / Arniston Community Development Trust
  • Bank: Absa Savings Account
  • Account number: 933 087 1403

Please notify Lizelle Vos at lizellevos@gmail.com

For more information, contact any of the trustees.

Contact The Trust


Andre Marthinus
Tel: (028) 445 9156
Cell: (082) 932 5968
Email: evandre@telkomsa.net

Colin Bird
Tel: (021) 425 3218
Cell: (083) 675 0369
Email: cbird@plantrust.co.za