Social responsibility

The best scholarships tend to be highly competitive. That’s because thousands will score similarly good grades at O and A level, and therefore, to succeed, you will need to have something else that sets you apart from the rest. Social responsibility is a common feature;

Exhibit 1: Joshua Nkomo Scholarships (the Joshualites);

Exhibit 2: Rhodes scholarships;

Exhibit 3: MasterCard Foundation Scholarships:

It’s very simple to satisfy this requirement.Volunteer at an orphanage, hospital or old peoples home. You ca just volunteer for an hour a day – serve lunch, do some cleaning, read books to kids, teach reading skills etc. All of those things count.

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