High School Scholarships & Bursaries




Interested students in Grade 7 are invited each year to apply to write our High School scholarship assessments for Grade 8 of the following year.

Should your application relate to a specific sport or cultural application, the required documentation will be emailed to the applicants after receiving your online application.


The deadline for submission of all documentation is communicated in January of the year of application. Kindly note late and incomplete applications will not be considered.


Applicants are required to submit the following supporting documentation in PDF format by email to scholarships@dainferncollege.co.za on or before the closing date.


Supporting documentation required following the completion of the online application:

  • Most recent school report (end of Grade 6)
  • Copy of unabridged Birth Certificate
  • Letter of Application by parents stating why the candidate is applying for a Dainfern College Scholarship
  • Letter of reference/testimonial from Preparatory School Head or similar person of authority
  • One-page CV of the applicant (copies of certificates and achievements are not required)
  • Final Clearance Certificate from your current school (this document will be emailed to applicants that have applied)
  • Completed sport/cultural form (this document will be emailed to applicants that have applied for a specific sport/cultural scholarship)


Please see below the description of a Scholarship offering for your reference: 



Academic, Sporting, Cultural and All-rounder scholarships are awarded annually to talented current, or new students on the basis of the value they will bring to the High School. South African citizens, permanent residents and foreign students with a valid study permit are all eligible to apply and must be entering Grade 8 the following year.


NOTE: Scholarships awarded cover school fees only, either in full or a certain percentage (e.g. A 50% scholarship). All other school costs such as books, stationery, uniforms, camps, etc are payable by the student’s parents or guardians. Students new to Dainfern College will also need to pay an entrance fee of R30 000 to secure the student’s position on the acceptance of the scholarship.


All students receiving scholarships need to be of good character, have positive personalities, and the ability to become role models for their peers.


Should you have any queries related to the application process you are welcome to contact us on scholarships@dainferncollege.co.za


Link to the online application form for Grade 8 2025: Click HERE.




A limited number of High School bursaries for Grade 8 are available for talented students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds. Candidates must be South African citizens who show talent and/or potential in the academic, sporting, leadership, or cultural spheres.


Students in Grade 7 are invited to apply for entrance to Grade 8 early in their Grade 7 year, and follow a separate application process for the Scholarships. The deadline for applications is usually the beginning of March. Bursary assessments are written from mid to the end of March.


Should you be interested in applying for a bursary at Dainfern College please contact Ms Lerato Moripe by email lmoripe@dainferncollege.co.za for further information.