Nan Mears Scholarship Fund

Application Procedures


1.     Mr Wally Mears was a former Headmaster of Rondebosch Boys’ High School and the founding Headmaster of St Stithians College.  Wally Mears established the Nan Mears Scholarship Fund in memory of his wife, to benefit both St Stithians College and Rondebosch Boys’ High school.  The Fund is administered by Syfrets Trust Limited in Cape Town.


2.     The Nan Mears Scholarship Fund is available to a past pupil of St Stithians College, who matriculated from the College and has completed or is in the final year of completing an undergraduate degree at a South African University, and who wishes to further his/her studies in either Law or the Arts or Humanities at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

3.     The following are the conditions for the granting of the scholarships in terms of the Will of the Late W G A Mears, who died in 1975:

3.1  Scholarships shall be available alternately to graduates of a South African University, who obtained not less than four (4) years of their schooling either at Rondebosch Boys’ High School or St Stithians College (Randburg).

3.2  The scholarships shall be tenable at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge (England) for periods of 2 or 3 years to students who wish to undertake a course in Law, the Arts or Humanities.

3.3  The amount of the Scholarship shall be fixed by the Trustees who shall have the power to vary such amounts, as they in their discretion may deem fit.

3.4  Applicants are required to have qualities of leadership, personality and be of good character generally.

3.5  Each application (letter only) shall be accompanied by the applicant’s curriculum vitae and two testimonials.

3.6  After entrance has been gained to Emmanuel College applications shall then be made to the applicant’s School Alumni Association.

Total Value of the Scholarship

4.     Varies, but usually in the region of R 50 – 60 000


5.     All members of the Saints alumni who would like to register their interest in applying for the Nan Mears Scholarship are requested to register their interest with the Rector of St Stithians College.

6.     Applicants should have made or immediately make application to study at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge (England), for periods of 2 or 3 years, and to undertake a course in either Law, the Arts or Humanities.

7.     A formal application should also be forwarded in writing, together with a full curriculum vitae and two testimonials, to the following address:

Dr Tim Nuttall, Rector: St Stithians College
Private Bag 2, RANDBURG 2125
Fax: +27-11-789-7519

8.     In liaison with the St Stithians Alumni Association, the Rector of Stithians College will convene a meeting of a Selection Committee, which will then review all the applications received and make a recommendation to the Trustees of the Nan Mears Scholarship

9.     The Trustees will then either approve or reject the recommendation.  Should an applicant be successful, the trustees will write directly to the applicant concerned.

10.     Should you have any further queries in this regard, please be in touch with the Rector of St Stithians College (E-mail:

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