Breaking News: Econet's Higher Life Foundation Opens 2016 Joshua Nkomo Scholarship Applications!!

We just received good news from Econet Wireless that its social responsibility division, Higher Life Foundation has opened up applications for the 2016 Joshua Nkomo Scholarship. If you know any bright O’Level or A’Level students currently looking for scholarships to further their studies, please share this information.

Higher Life Foundation has changed a lot of lives in the past years through a global initiative led by Tsitsi Masiyiwa. The scholarships are offered under two banners: The first offers full financial support to O’Level students who want to progress into their A’Levels.

By Shingie Levison Muringi

Below is the full information we got from a friend at Econet concerning the application procedures.

HigherLife Foundation is offering Joshua Nkomo Scholarships for students referred to as “Joshualites”. The scholarships are available to Zimbabwean citizens under the age of 21 at the time of applying. For the A-level Scholarship, candidates must be going into Lower 6 and for the University Scholarships, candidates must be starting their first year university studies within Zimbabwean education institutions in 2016. The scholarship offer is 70% for candidates who are in the fields of Science,
Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and the remaining 30% is for other disciplines. The normal Scholarship terms and
conditions apply and selection is made on the basis of the following criteria:

Academic Merit as determined by applicant performance in public examinations [mainly ZIMSEC and Cambridge]. For A-Level applications, a minimum of SEVEN (7) “A” grade passes is required. For University applications, a minimum of TEN (10) points for
females and TWELVE (12) points for males is required. Where there are ties, extra criterion is applied as follows;

Leadership Potential as demonstrated by levels of responsibility and office bearing in the School and surrounding Communities,
as well as confirmed indications of Community Engagements and extra-curricular activity;

Personal Integrity as deduced from School Reports and reports from other responsible authorities;

Candidates that qualify and would like to apply, should ask for an application form at any of the following Higherlife Foundation Offices or Econet Wireless Shops in your province:

HigherLife Foundation - A game of changing lives!!
HigherLife Foundation offering financial support to the disadvantaged.

Higherlife Foundation Contact Details:

Suite 5, Westgate House East,
David Frost Way, Westgate Complex, Harare

Cell: +263 774 222 246

Scripture Union Building
Corner Aerodrome/Fifth Street, Mutare

Mashonaland Central
Suite 9 NSSA Complex, Bindura

Mashonaland East
Stand No.264 Longlands Road, Granite Site, Marondera

Mashonaland West
5153 Deeveland Building, Midway Street, Chinhoyi

2nd Floor Zimre Centre Masvingo, Corner Hughes St/Simon Mazorodze, Masvingo

Number 1 JB House, Cnr Connaught and Robert Mugabe, Bulawayo

Matabeleland South
Number 1 JB House, Cnr Connaught and Robert Mugabe, Bulawayo

Matabeleland North
Number 1 JB House, Cnr Connaught and Robert Mugabe, Bulawayo

64 Robert Mugabe/7th Street, Gweru

Econet Contact Details:

  • Econet Msasa 2 Old Mutare Road
  • Econet House 19 George Silundika Ave, Harare
  • Herbert Chitepo 198 Herbert Chitepo
  • Chisipite 44 Silwood Close
  • Livingstone 79 Livingstone Avenue
  • Econet Joina Shop U118 First Floor, Joina City
  • Makoni 21930 Unit G Seke Chitungwiza
  • Ruwa Shop 2 Ruwa Shopping Centre
  • Harare International Airport
  • Ascot Shop 21 Ascot Shopping Complex
  • Victoria Falls Shop, 6-7 Sopers Arcade, Parkway Drive
  • Gweru 64 Robert Mugabe Cnr 7th St
  • Masvingo, 2 Robert Mugabe Road
  • Beitbridge Shop 5A ZESA Complex
  • Zvishavane 85 Robert Mugabe Road
  • Mutare 49 – 51 Second Street
  • Bulawayo Main 76 Robert Mugabe Way
  • Norton Katanga Shopping Centre
  • Rusape, Main Street, Close to, TM Supermarket
  • Kwekwe Handset Centre Shop 8, PG Complex
  • Redcliff – Redcliff Shopping Centre, Opposite ZESA Office
  • Murewa, Welcome Service Station, Opposite Mapereke,Murewa Growth Point
  • Mutoko Chinzanga Township Terminus
  • Marondera Bus Terminus
  • Birchenough Bridge Bus Terminu
  • Chipinge Mt Selinda Road,Opposite Bata Shop/ Main Street
  • Chivhu Park Opposite, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Budiriro 5 Shopping Complex
  • Chitungwiza Town Centre, Shopping Centre Opposite New Road Port
  • Chitungwiza Complex Town, Centre Shopping Mall Next To Econet Service
  • Bindura Bus Terminus Opposite TM, Cnr C Hunzvi And B Gezi
  • Chinhoyi Town Bus Terminus
  • Karoi Lomagundi Road Opposite, BP Service Station
Closing Dates:
  • Closing date for university scholarship application is Friday 1 April, 2016
  • Closing date for “A” Level scholarship application is Friday 29 April 2016

The completed application form should be accompanied by certified copies of:

  • Academic certificates/public exam results
  • Birth Certificate
  • National ID
NB: do not submit original certificates. Please also visit HigherLife Foundation’s official websites: for further application procedures.

3 thoughts on “Breaking News: Econet's Higher Life Foundation Opens 2016 Joshua Nkomo Scholarship Applications!!

  1. Thank you for affording the rejected ones a chance for a better life. I’ve a boy who I stay with who passed his 2015 O level exams with 7 As. He wants to do sciences at A level, but fees is a real challenge because his parents separated when he was 3 years old. The mother is unemployed and the father does not provide for him. As his guardian, I’ll assist him to apply for an A level scholarship at the Higher Life Foundation.

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