Citrus Academy Bursary South Africa 2021 – 2022
ABOUT THE COMPANY – CITRUS ACADEMY
The Citrus Academy was established in 2005 and is a non-profit company, founded by the Citrus Growers’ Association (CGA) of Southern Africa as a way to develop human resources within the citrus industry of Southern African. The Academy is responsible for addressing issues and challenges faced by the citrus industry, namely scarce and critical skills; quality of skills delivery; black economic empowerment; employment equity and low production skills levels.
ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED
The Citrus Academy is inviting students who are studying in a field related to citrus production or research, to apply for the bursary award. The Citrus Academy bursary is awarded to deserving students each year, and will be awarded for the following fields for the 2022 academic year:
- Agricultural Economics
- Agricultural Management
- Agricultural Production
- Industrial Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Plant Pathology
- Plant Production
- Soil Science
MORE ABOUT THE CITRUS ACADEMY BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE, SERVICE CONTRACT & OTHER
The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: tuition fees, prescribed books, stationery, accommodation, meals and research costs (for postgraduate students), as well as other study-related expenses. Students will also be assisted with finding suitable vacation work in relation to their studies.
Bursary recipients are required to maintain a minimum D average and not fail any main subjects, in order to receive funding each year.
Undergraduate, diploma and certificate students are required to undertake vacation work each year, for a minimum period of 4 weeks. On completion of their studies, students will be required to take up employment within the citrus industry, for a period of time equal to their bursary award.
Students must read and agree to the Citrus Academy Bursary Agreement and Code of Conduct (which can be found under the “Student obligations” tab).
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CITRUS ACADEMY BURSARY
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):
- You must be a South African citizen OR a citizen of Zimbabwe or Swaziland
- You must have completed Matric
- You must be studying towards qualifications relating to citrus production or research
- You must be studying full time or part-time at a recognised South African tertiary institute (University/ University of Technology/ College)
- You must be entering your 2nd or higher year of study
- You must be interested in pursuing a career within the citrus industry
Selection criteria will be based on the following factors:
- Previously disadvantaged status
- Field of study
- Academic record
- Proven financial need
- Background relevant to the citrus industry
- Gender (female students are given preference)
- Disability status
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE CITRUS ACADEMY BURSARY
Applications must be done online at Citrus Academy Bursary Application
Please note: applications received via email, fax, post or hand delivery will NOT be accepted.
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation with your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):
- ID document (certified copy)
- Passport or ID document, if a citizen of Zimbabwe or Swaziland
- Latest tertiary academic results (certified copy)
- Latest tertiary exam results (certified copy)
- Secondary education results (certified copy)
- Motivational essay explaining the following: why you wish to study further, your background in the citrus industry, how you will give back to the citrus industry and citrus enterprise when you have completed your studies (max 500 words)
- Details of your proposed research project (postgraduate students)
SELECTION PROCESS FOR THE CITRUS ACADEMY BURSARY
After the bursary has closed for application, candidates will be scored according to a weighted scoring system and ranked.
Postgraduate applications will be scored in terms of importance and priority, by citrus researchers and academics in various fields. Postgraduate students must provide details of their research project and supervisor in order to facilitate this process.
After the scoring process is complete, top candidates will be shortlisted alongside current bursary recipients who will be continuing their studies.
Shortlisted candidates will then be submitted for approval and thereafter funding will be secured.
Successful candidates will be informed between the middle of December 2021 and the middle of January 2022. If you do not receive any feedback, please regard your application as unsuccessful.
CLOSING DATE FOR THE CITRUS ACADEMY BURSARY
15 September 2021.
(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 Citrus Academy directly:
Contact Person: Londiwe Ngcobo (Bursary Fund Administrative Assistant)
Tel: 031 765 3410