This fund is sponsored by members of EPA, from a portion of fund management fees received by EPA for the management of other donors' funds, as well as by public and institutional donors.
In 2007, the Fund has received generous support from the Government of Sweden, through its development agency, Sida. This has made it possible to award scholarships as from the academic year 2009.
At this stage and until further notice, the Fund will only provide scholarships for studies at a Namibian or South African university or technical collage whom has successfully passed their first year and been accepted for re-submission towards a National Diploma or Bachelor's degree in engineering (e.g. B. Eng.), but not in technology (e.g. B. Tech.). Scholarships are granted in the form of interest free loans for one study year at a time, but scholarship recipients may re-apply for subsequent years, depending on academic merit. Conditions apply, and specific conditions are: Namibian citizenship, compliance with specified minimum academic results, financial need, and academic merit. Further information and an application form may be downloaded from the links in the sidebar.