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The Beast Foundation and Henley Business School Africa offer five scholarships to athletes

South African rugby star Tendai ’Beast’ Mtawarira’s foundation is partnering with Henley Business School to award five semi-professional and professional athletes’ scholarships. Photo: Pixabay

South African rugby star Tendai ’Beast’ Mtawarira’s foundation is partnering with Henley Business School to award five semi-professional and professional athletes’ scholarships. Photo: Pixabay

Published Jan 24, 2022

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South African rugby star Tendai ’Beast’ Mtawarira’s foundation is partnering with Henley Business School to award five semi-professional and professional athletes’ scholarships.

Mtawarira who founded the Beast Foundation is a graduate from Henley Business School Africa with a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management. He is currently an MBA student and says he is striving to empower himself, and to serve as a role model to other athletes to build a life and career beyond sport.

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The scholarships will cover both registration and tuition fees for the duration of the chosen qualification. Athletes in the country as well as non-South Africans with the necessary study permits are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must be between 22 and 30 years of age, possess a matriculation or undergraduate qualification recognized by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

Mtawarira says because sports careers have a limited lifespan, through providing these scholarships, he believes the foundation is offering athletes options and a sustainable career path.

“The value of education is paramount in broadening one's perspective, and as a graduate of Henley Business School Africa and as a former professional athlete, I believe it is crucial that athletes start thinking beyond the pitch by furthering their education.”

Dean and Director of Henley Business School Africa, Jon Foster Pedley said: “Working along with The Beast Foundation, we will collectively assist sports-people to gain the business skills and qualifications that will help them transition from a playing career into that of entrepreneurs, managers and leaders.”

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