Attorneys Fidelity Fund Bursary South Africa 2021 – 2022

By | January 31, 2019

Attorneys Fidelity Fund Bursary South Africa 2021 – 2022

Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund Bursary South Africa 2021 – 2022

ABOUT THE COMPANY – ATTORNEYS FIDELITY FUND

The Attorneys Fidelity Fund (AFF) is responsible for protecting the public from loss by theft of trust funds. The AFF’s main purpose is to reimburse clients who made use of an attorney and could suffer a monetary loss due to theft (either of money or property) that was entrusted to the attorney.

The AFF is a fidelity guarantee fund that encourages the public to make use of services offered by legal practitioners.

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

Each year, the Attorneys Fidelity Fund awards bursaries to LLB degree students for their final 2 years of study.

Bursary funding will go towards tuition fees only – the amount of which will be determined by the Board of Control.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • South African citizen OR South African permanent resident
  • Completed Matric
  • Satisfy ONE of the following criteria:
    • Completed one of the following qualification: B Comm (Law)/ BA (Law)/ B Proc/ B Iuris OR a similar qualification
    • Completed your first 2 years of the revised 4-year LLB curriculum
    • Currently in your 2nd year of study (1st semester)
    • Currently in your 3rd year of study (1st semester)
  • Studying at a recognised South African University
  • *Preference will be given to students in great financial need
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HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

Download and complete the relevant application form:
Undergraduate students: Fidelity Fund Undergraduate Bursary Application Form (.pdf)
Postgraduate students: Fidelity Fund Postgraduate Bursary Application Form(.pdf)

(Alternatively, students can contact Shawn Africa to request an application form, via one of these methods: Email: LLBbursary@fidfund.co.za (undergraduate students) or shawn@fidfund.co.za (postgraduate students), Post: P O Box 3062, Cape Town, 8000, Docex 154, Cape Town, or Fax: 086 434 7299)

Also, download and read the Attorneys Fidelity Fund Bursary Rules (.pdf)

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):
Undergraduate students:

  • Photograph (passport sized) – to be attached to the top right-hand side of the application form
  • South Africa Identity document OR South African permanent residence (certified copy)
  • Academic record official transcript, including results for 2021 semester 1 (on institutes letterhead)
  • Testimonial by the Dean of your Faculty of Law
  • Details of any other bursary, grant or study financial assistance you have received for the same period of study (partial or full funding)

Postgraduate students:

  • Photograph (passport sized) – to be attached to the top right-hand side of the application form
  • South Africa Identity document OR South African permanent residence (certified copy)
  • Academic record official transcript, including results for 2021 semester 1 (on institutes letterhead)
  • Testimonial by the Dean of your Faculty of Law
  • Details of any other bursary, grant or study financial assistance you have received for the same period of study (partial or full funding)
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Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Post:
P O Box 3062
Cape Town
8000
Docex 154
Cape Town

2) Hand deliver:
Mr Shawn Africa
Bursary Co-ordinator
Attorneys Fidelity Fund
5th Floor Waalburg Building
28 Wale Street
Cape Town
8001

Please note: emailed and faxed applications will NOT be accepted.

CLOSING DATE FOR THE FIDELITY FUND BURSARY

15 August 2021 (at 12:00).
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund directly:
Contact Person: Shawn Africa (Bursary Co-Ordinator)
Tel: 021 424 4608
Fax: 086 434 7299
Email: shawn@fidfund.co.za

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