Welcome to the Perseverance Scholarship Page!

The Rise Sport Foundation is dedicated to changing lives through the transformative power of education and sport. The Perseverance Scholarship represents our commitment to uplift, support, and inspire young individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds in South Africa, enabling them to complete their education from Grade 8 to Grade 12.

This scholarship goes beyond financial support; it’s a holistic program designed to foster character, resilience, and determination. We use sport as a key indicator of these qualities, selecting scholars not for their athletic achievements but for their spirit and potential to thrive against the odds.

A Community of Support: Partnering with Families

At the core of the Perseverance Scholarship is a unique partnership model. We believe in the power of community and the significant impact of mentorship. Therefore, alongside financial assistance, each scholar is matched with a partnering family. These families play an instrumental role in the scholar’s journey, offering guidance, emotional support, and mentorship throughout their educational years.

This mentorship component is crucial. It ensures our scholars have not just the financial means but also the personal support system to navigate the challenges of their educational journey. Our partnering families volunteer their time, wisdom, and hearts, becoming pivotal figures in the lives of these young individuals, helping them to not only succeed academically but also grow personally and emotionally.

Why Your Support Matters

Your donation to the Perseverance Scholarship fuels this comprehensive support system. It enables us to cover educational costs and ensures the robustness of our mentorship program, making a tangible difference in the lives of our scholars and their future prospects.

By supporting this initiative, you’re contributing to a brighter future for these children and, by extension, their communities. You’re also supporting a program that values and nurtures the whole individual, recognising that success is not just about academic achievement but also about personal growth and resilience.

Tax Benefits for Your Generosity

Recognising the generosity of our donors, all contributions to the Perseverance Scholarship qualify for a Section 18A tax certificate, providing a tax deduction in South Africa. This not only maximises the impact of your donation but also offers you a tax benefit.

Join Us in Making a Difference

  • Donate Now: Your contribution, large or small, supports our scholars and the continuation of our mentorship program.
  • Become a Partnering Family: Consider becoming part of our network of mentor families, offering guidance and support to a scholar.
  • Spread the Word: Help us reach more potential donors and partnering families by sharing our mission with your community.

Together, let’s build a legacy of hope, perseverance, and achievement. For more information on donating or becoming a partnering family, please contact us.

Join us in the journey of transforming lives through education, sport, and mentorship. Because every child deserves the opportunity to persevere, overcome, and achieve.