COMPREHENSIVE

We holistically invest in our scholars’ academic, wellness, life-skills, mentorship and leadership journeys

COMMITMENT

Our scholars are given every opportunity to reach their full potential as South Africa’s future leaders

SELECTION CRITERIA AND PROCESS

When identifying suitable candidates, the following requirements are taken into account:

  • Learners in Grade 7 to Grade 12
  • Academic performance >65% aggregate
  • In need of financial support to access quality educational opportunities gross combined income per household per month should not exceed R20 000)
  • Must be a South African
  • Speaks and understands basic English
  • Embraces a strong value system and sense of responsibility
  • Participates in extra-curricular activities (school related activities)
  • Demonstrates leadership qualities
  • Actively involved in community service

1 – WRITTEN APPLICATION

A formal application is submitted, including: personal and financial information, academic records, information about participation in cultural and/or sporting activities, leadership experience and other achievements, and voluntary involvement in the community. Paper selection is then completed by the Scholar Support Unit.

2 – PSYCHOMETRIC & LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT

Selected candidates are invited to participate in Psychometric and Leadership Assessments. Each candidate completes a battery of psychometric tests. These tests determine, among other things, the applicant’s aptitude, personality type, interests, drive, coping skills and leadership potential.

3 – FINAL PANEL INTERVIEW

Based on the recommendations of psychologists, following the testing phase, a final round of interviews is held to select the successful candidates that will be awarded scholarships.

4 – ORIENTATION FUNCTION

Based on the recommendations of psychologists, following the testing phase, a final round of interviews is held to select the successful candidates that will be awarded scholarships.

WHAT WE DO

MAD Leadership Foundation focuses on leadership development through education: the approach is to identify academically talented scholars, who do not have the necessary financial resources, and offer them support in the areas of education, leadership and life-skills development.

As of 2017, we currently have 170 scholars on the comprehensive Scholar Wellness, Development and Support Programme, which is our primary focus. MAD Leadership Foundation also supports a Broad-based Education Programme, with a further 1,287 children benefitting through the Eco Children programme.

COMPREHENSIVE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

We holistically invest in our scholars’ academic, wellness, life-skills, mentorship and leadership journeys, ensuring that through the 9+ years they are with us, they are given every opportunity to reach their full potential as South Africa’s future leaders.

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BROAD-BASED EDUCATION PROGRAMME

Our Broad-based Education Programme is a means by which we can address the general education and environmental crisis in South Africa, by supporting projects that create positive change in under-privileged, rural communities.

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SELECTION CRITERIA AND PROCESS

MAD Leadership Foundation aims to develop carefully selected scholars. When identifying suitable candidates, the following requirements are taken into account.

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FELLOW PROGRAMME

MAD Leadership Foundation celebrates exceptional Fellows who are actively pursuing a range of careers, including graduates who are lawyers, accountants, marketers, financial planners and teachers.

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SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS:

MAD Leadership Foundation will focus on specific criteria for applications for funding in 2018; this criteria will be stipulated with each available scholarship opportunity throughout the year. Applicants should carefully study the criteria before applying to ensure they qualify for the specific opportunity.

Scholarship opportunities and applicable application forms will be advertised here and on our social media platforms throughout the year as and when they become available.

For any queries relating to our scholarships, please contact:
applications@madleadership.org.

HOLISTIC

MAD Leadership Foundation has developed a comprehensive, meticulously-crafted integrated Scholar Wellness, Development and Support Programme, which offers mentorship, leadership development, life-skills development, career counselling, extra-curricular activities, internship opportunities and access to technology, in order to harness the potential of our scholars.

PERSONAL

Every scholar’s academic results are monitored and their educational and personal needs are carefully reviewed and accommodated, to ensure that they have access to the best possible support. We encourage, support, challenge and recognize these scholars to become part of a community of difference-makers. From the moment they join MAD Leadership Foundation, to the moment they reach their goals, we are with them every single step of the way.

FLEXIBLE

The Scholar Wellness, Development and Support Programme allows the flexibility to tailor the programme to each scholar’s individual needs. In addition, we constantly monitor and adapt our programme, to ensure we keep evolving in order to develop our scholars through the best opportunities available.

PROFESSIONAL WELLNESS TEAM

Our scholars have access to our multi-disciplinary team (social worker, educational psychologist, registered counsellor, qualified teacher, organisational psychologist and volunteer mentors). We also offer a 24-hour support line, managed by our Social Worker and Psychologist who will then ensure scholars get the help they need from a medical / educational professional in their area, according to the support they need at that moment.

FUN

We believe that, at the heart of everything we do, our supporters, partners, staff, members and scholars should always have fun. We aim to Make A Difference, in style!

DONATE

You are about to join the movement to be the difference! Thanks to your support we will be able to continue our mission to create a brighter future for South Africa as we develop future leaders who will be catalysts for positive change.

If you have any queries regarding your donation please contact: accounts@madleadership.org