SBF Scholarship Application | Grade 8 2026

Important: Before applying, please read the requirements for the scholarship. 

If your child does not meet the criteria, they will not be eligible to apply. 


Online applications require supporting documents, as noted in this form. Please ensure photos/scans are available digitally when you start the application process. 

Note: if files you are trying to upload are too big, the application won't submit.


Please note that a limited number of scholarships are available and due to the number of applications received, individual feedback to unsuccessful candidates is not possible.

Important: Before applying, please read the requirements for the scholarship here

If your child does not meet the criteria, they will not be eligible to apply. 


Online applications require supporting documents, as noted in this form. Please ensure photos/scans are available digitally when you start the application process. 

Note: if files you are trying to upload are too big, the application won't submit.


Please note that a limited number of scholarships are available and due to the number of applications received, individual feedback to unsuccessful candidates is not possible.

TO APPLY, LEARNERS MUST UPLOAD THE FOLLOWING TO THIS APPLICATION FORM; FAILING TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION BEING MARKED UNSUCCESSFUL.

  • Learner CEMIS/Student number
  • Grade 5 Term 4 Report
  • Grade 6 Term 2 Report
  • Applicant’s birth certificate 
    • Unabridged Birth Certificate for South African applicants
    • Birth Certificate for Non-South African applicants
  • Recent head-and-shoulders photo of the candidate
  • Applicant's proof of study visa, if not South African
  • Compulsory 350-word essay hand-written by the applicant, answering the prompt: Write about a time in your life that has shaped who you are as a person.
  • All parents’ / guardians' / stepparents' / grandparents' ID copies (with valid visa / proof residency if not South African)
  • If one or both parents are not present or uninvolved, an affidavit confirming this
  • Death certificate of parent, if applicable
  • Proof of all forms of income for all parties in the household / those involved in the applicant's upbringing
    • If employed, attach most recent salary slip and three-months bank statements
    • If self employed, attach six-months bank statements 
    • Proof of SASSA grant, if applicable
    • If unemployed, an affidavit stating for how long you have been unemployed and why
More documents may be requested from shortlisted candidates.




Entering your name above is the electronic equivalent of your signature.

CHILD / APPLICANT’S PERSONAL INFORMATION 




Usually a first name, that is different from a person's legal name.

Applicant must turn 12 during application year

This must be the child's ID or passport, not a parent / guardian's.








Applicants without a valid study visa will not be considered.
Only applicants with a study permit are considered. 
You cannot go ahead with the application.



File valid formats: jpg, png, pdf, jpeg


Unabridged for SA Citizen. File valid formats: jpg, png, pdf, jpeg


If living in block of flats

If living in block of flats

House number without decimals or spaces





Only applicants who live in the Western Cape are eligible.
Only applicants staying within 25 kilometres of the SBF Newlands Office in Cape Town are considered. 
You cannot go ahead with the application.

Only applicants who are currently in Grade 6 will be considered.

The CEMIS number is a reference number you can find this on the child's report.

If your child's school is not in the list, select "Other School"



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Please make sure this is a valid email address. You will receive a verification email and communication here.