ABOUT

OUR VISION

Moshal Scholars using their university education and values to make a major difference to their lives and the lives of their families, their communities and the wider world.

OUR MISSION

To enable determined and resilient students from challenging backgrounds to obtain sought-after university degrees, soft skills and values, that lead to successful and fulfilling professional careers and lives.

OUR PILLARS

THE KEY ELEMENTS WHICH MAKE MOSHAL ALUMNI UNIQUE

Education

To support ambitious and highly motivated students from challenging backgrounds, to obtain high quality, sought-after degrees that lead to successful careers

Community

Our Scholars become part of a community that continues throughout their university careers and beyond. Strong bonds are formed through social and structured training, networking and team-building events

Soft Skills

To develop a range of soft skills, values and attributes in our scholars that support their evolution into resilient, responsible and respected people in their lives and workplaces

Values

The values of the Program include hard work, perseverance, integrity, respect, community and the ”Pay It Forward” principle of contributing to our Program and wider society one day

909

Scholars Currently in the Program

349

Moshal Alumni

95%

Graduation Rate

89%

Employment Rate
(Within 3 months of Graduating)

MEET THE SCHOLARS AND ALUMNI

TESTIMONIALS

  • There was an initiative to ensure there is a sense of community and family among scholars themselves. Social meetings and interaction on social media meant we always knew what is going on with scholars and we check up on one another. There is so much support in the program

    Moshal SA Alumni, WITS
  • I think all the students really need the money and that made us the same but we come from very different places and circumstances and we are very different in lots of respects. MSP accommodated all the different students and their different needs. When I spoke to my coordinator it was always about my unique situation and it was addressed in a way that suited me

    Moshal SA Alumni
  • We had employability workshops on how to draft a CV and work etiquette so when I got to KPMG I knew all the stuff I needed to know, for example when you work with people from different backgrounds you have to speak English when working in a team

    Moshal SA Alumni, WITS
  • Having a life coach has changed how I deal with and structure my career. When I started and had to say where I want to be in five years, I was just thinking about getting a job. But the life coach has helped me to think ahead. I realised how important it is to perform in the workplace

    Moshal SA Alumni
  • My colleagues are all white and there were a lot of workshops on diversity training over the years, and because of this, the way I see and behave around them, it is different. One of them is my boss, and things would have been different if I had not had the training and learnt about the differences between black culture and white culture including the issue of general manners, it made sure I tried to acknowledge and change my behaviour to be appropriate and to ‘fit in’

    Moshal SA Alumni
  • I know now what to say and when to say it – even if you are annoyed, I keep it for my mentor meeting. Other students don’t know how to act in the corporate world. The MSP helped me with this

    Moshal SA Alumni
  • I had to move from Cape Town to Johannesburg and MSP arranged a life coaching group for all alumni. This was crucial for me because I did not know anyone in Johannesburg and I had no family there. We meet every third Saturday especially during the first year and they help you sort out your finances, how to buy your first car and dealing with stress and stains of workplaces. This was my community with familiar faces I had seen either in class, on campus or at Moshal events

    Moshal SA Alumni, UCT
  • The sense of family is the main element of the MSP that helped me. It is mainly the difference between other scholarships and the MSP. With MSP there is a sense that they are with you throughout the journey and it is not just that they pay you money, but that they are building a future with you.

    Moshal SA Alumni
  • Since I joined the MSP, I have identified the fact that in my family I am their ticket out of poverty and that they depend on me, as so how and what I do with the opportunity affects them too, so MSP has brought a sense of awareness of this and responsibility.

    Moshal SA Student
  • They are well-rounded and this makes them ideally suited for our environment. I am not sure it sets them apart but I think it gives them a competitive edge because they are taught how to engage.

    Moshal SA Employer
  • MSP funding and the support we get has made it easy to adjust to university life because tuition, books, accommodation are funded and a living allowance is provided and when we struggle with academics we are provided Moshal buddies and the coordinator is there for our other needs.

    Moshal SA Student
  • There was an initiative to ensure there is a sense of community and family among scholars themselves. Social meetings and interaction on social media meant we always knew what is going on with scholars and we check up on one another. There is so much support in the programme.

    Moshal SA Alumni, Wits
  • I have no financial stress because of the MSP, my future looks much brighter.

    Moshal SA Student
  • This made me realise that Moshal Scholarship is not like other scholarships that just give you money and tell you to go do your thing because I have been on other scholarships-but with Moshal Scholarship you’re inducted into a family. I got a sense of belonging for attending the MSP induction.

    Moshal SA Student
  • The MSP corporate event was an opportunity to network with all the employers invited and find out about the work environment. This would not have been possible for me on my own. The corporate events give a platform that is otherwise impossible to get because ordinarily you apply to companies without any personal interaction what the company offer. So I get to establish contacts and some led to vacation jobs and other contacts for job in the future.

    Moshal SA Student
  • I think all the students really need the money and that made us the same but we come from very different places and circumstances and we are very different in lots of respects. MSP accommodated all the different students and their different needs. When I spoke to my coordinator it was always about my unique situation and it was addressed in a way that suited me.

    Moshal SA Alumni
  • Last year I had a family crisis which was too much to handle and it was disturbing my studies, I spoke to the coordinator…she referred me to the psychologist and through those sessions I felt much better….I believe coordinators have our best interest at heart – the only thing they need from you is to open up and communicate.

    Moshal SA Student
  • The sense of family is the main element of the MSP that helped me. It is mainly the difference between other scholarships and the MSP. With MSP there is a sense that they are with you throughout the journey and it is not just that they pay you money, but that they are building a future with you.

    Moshal SA Alumni
  • I also enjoyed the workshops, especially the etiquette workshop, eating food I never thought I would eat and I got motivated by seeing people receiving awards and that motivated me to work harder. As a result, I got 9 distinctions at the end of the year and I received an award this year for it.

    Moshal SA Student, UFS
  • There should be a list of values they believe in which should be the same as the MSP…the true determiner of performance in varsity is the drive and work ethic but not matric marks – there is more about the soft qualities of the person that counts than what they have on paper.

    Moshal SA Alumni, WITS
  • The Moshal students are able to ask questions, and assess what the companies have to offer. They are curious about their career opportunities. Some of them have it hard, but they have the tenacity to want to achieve.

    Moshal SA Employer
  • Now I have that motivation and determination to do my best because I think about the belief that MSP has in me when are they under no obligation to do so. This makes me push harder with my academics and not give up easily, even when I come across difficulties with my studies.

    Moshal SA Student
  • We had employability workshops on how to draft a CV and work etiquette so when I got to KPMG I knew all the stuff I needed to know, for example when you work with people from different backgrounds you have to speak English when working in a team.

    Moshal SA Alumni, Wits
  • I had to move from Cape Town to Johannesburg and MSP arranged a life coaching group for all alumni. This was crucial for me because I did not know anyone in Johannesburg and I had no family there. We meet every third Saturday especially during the first year and they help you sort out your finances, how to buy your first car and dealing with stress and stains of workplaces. This was my community with familiar faces I had seen either in class, on campus or at Moshal events.

    Moshal SA Alumni, UCT

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GET IN TOUCH

The Moshal Scholarship Program does not accept unsolicited requests for scholarships.
We work through partner organisations.

In order to apply, you are required to work through one of our 100 or so partner organisations.

If you are an employer, trainer or an education partner interested in collaborating with us in other ways, please email one of our team members below.

Jodi Bailey, Country Manager South Africa

CM@moshalscholarship.org

Sigal Pruzansky, Country Manager Israel

sigalpruzansky@moshalscholarship.org

Michael Brodman, Tikva

MichaelBrodman@moshalscholarship.org