Application Deadline - February 15th, 2024

$1000 Dionne Van Zyl Scholarship

A Human Being Is Not Attaining His Full Heights Until He Is Educated.

About Dionne Van Zyl Scholarship

Dionne Van Zyl Scholarship has been established by Dr. Dionne Van Zyl, the CEO of i49 Group, Inc., based in Santa Barbara, California. With a rich history spanning over 34 years in high technology and financial services, Dr. Van Zyl has been a beacon of leadership and innovation. He has held multiple CEO positions, formed strategic alliances with Fortune 100 companies, and has been instrumental in the creation and restructuring of businesses to enhance their economic viability.

Dr. Van Zyl’s journey began with a BSc (Engineering) degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He served as an officer in the South African military’s Electronic Warfare regiment and later pursued a BA (Theology) degree, becoming a full-time pastor at the Hatfield Christian Church in Pretoria. His commitment to community and fostering growth led him to be a pivotal figure in the formation of Interyouth, a national movement in South Africa aimed at promoting inter-racial harmony.

The Dionne Van Zyl Scholarship is a testament to Dr. Van Zyl’s commitment to education and his belief in empowering the next generation. Recognizing the transformative power of education and the doors it can open, this scholarship aims to provide deserving students with the financial support they need to pursue their academic dreams. It is Dr. Van Zyl’s vision to nurture talent, build futures, and create a legacy of empowered leaders who will drive positive change in their communities and beyond.

Through the Dionne Van Zyl Scholarship, Dr. Van Zyl continues his mission of shaping the future, one student at a time, ensuring that financial constraints do not hinder the pursuit of excellence.

In our organization, we believe that you should never be afraid to make a decision. We do the same thing when we give back to our local communities and communities all over the world. When it comes to the future of our country, we know that students have the power to make our country and the world a better place. Students in college will set the stage for the next generation, so they need to be ready to step into the ring and meet the challenge. To take on this challenge, you need to have a good education. We want to make it easier for students to meet that challenge. Dionne Van Zyl is proud by offering $1,000 scholarship to college/university students.

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Essay Requirements

Deadline , Announcement & Award

Essay Topic

What is the biggest accomplishment of your life? Explain what made it successful and what you learned from it that you could apply for the rest of your life.

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Dionne Van Zyl

Dionne Van Zyl

(BSc (Engineering), BA (Theology), MBA, Ph.D. (Management)

Dionne Van Zyl is a proven senior-level executive with over 34 years of experience leading early-stage growth companies in high technology and financial services. Dionne Held 3 CEO positions and formed numerous creative high leverage alliances and high visibility Fortune 100 partnerships such as DST Systems, CSC Continuum, Financial Holding Corporation, BMC Intelligent Technologies, and industry leader clients such as ING, Aegon, American Express, Zurich Kemper Life, Hartford Life, Pacific Life, American Scandia and Linclon Life.

An articulate visionary with a refined conceptual faculty to “cut through the fog” to penetrate the underlying issues and bring clarity. A leader with a proven ability to create focused teams that deliver return on equity to shareholders. As a fiercely persistent leader possessing consummate sales and operations executive abilities, building five new businesses. Provided CEO consulting services and restructured 9 companies improving their underlying economics and business models.


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2024 Dionne Van Zyl Scholarship Winner

What a marvelous inspiration to keep moving forward! Starting my third year with your scholarship funds to ease my financial deficit is such a wonderful incentive to continue to do well. It will be such a timely assistance, and I am grateful to say that I could not do it without this help from the Dionne Van Zyl Scholarship . Bravo and well done!