Prospective FMF Junior Scholars may apply to the programme in their Grade 6 year. Our scholars come from a wide area in and around Cape Town.

The Junior Programme provides tutoring classes every Saturday from 9h00 to 13h00. These classes fill any gaps that might exist from a previously poor education. It also prepares them for the higher standard of education they will receive in high school.

The programme is very strict regarding attendance and homework. It endeavours to teach children not just academics, but responsibility and perseverance too.

The Senior Programme supports successful candidates financially throughout their high school career, at a well-respected Cape institution. This bursary covers transport, school fees, food for school, stationery and books as well as uniforms and extra murals.

The bursary also includes developmental work in the following fields: leadership public speaking, self-esteem development, study skills, goal setting, critical and analytical thinking, problem solving, volunteering and mentoring.  


Additional Support programmes

The Kay Mason Foundation offers scholars, where available, a KMF Buddy. This is an adult person or family that will provide a source of emotional support and encouragement to the scholar during their schooling. This partnership benefits both parties by exposing learners to new experiences and adults to the satisfaction of giving back.

Releasing Eagles facilitates our Mentorship Programme with their own coaches. These coaches train KMF Alumni in turn to become mentors. Almuni are then able to pass on their knowledge to KMF scholars and others in the course of their lives.

The KMF Parent Support Group is facilitated by a qualified Purpose Coach and takes place once a month. This support group aims to provide the parents of KMF scholars with support and guidance as their children progress through school.

The KMF Male Scholars and KMF Female Scholars Support Groups are two programmes that support both girls and boys separately. The aim of the group is to provide a safe and contained space where learners can discuss challenges and support each other along this journey.

Lastly, Inside Out Me is a Youth Group Mentoring Programme for our Grade 9 KMF scholars. It is run by a clinical psychologist and is specifically created for this challenging year of school and adolescence. The programme motivates scholars to search for and explore their true identity in a supportive and therapeutic environment.



The Kay Mason Foundation is unlike most scholarship funds.

We look at both the academic and personal potential of the candidate and support them in both areas for the duration of their schooling.

We’ve identified the top schools around South Africa and match the right learner with the right institute so that their experience is rewarding in all aspects.

We are proud of the learners who have passed through the Kay Mason Foundation program, excelling and developing as people along the way.

Watching our graduates begin to give back themselves later in life is additional reward.

Watch the video below and meet the team who run the programme as well as some of the KMF Junior scholars in the Junior programme classrooms.