Eric and Charmaine Mabuza Scholarship South Africa 2021 – 2022
ITHUBA Bursary South Africa 2021 – 2022
ABOUT THE COMPANY – ERIC & CHARMAINE MABUZA SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
Eric and Charmaine Mabuza Scholarship South Africa | ITHUBA Bursary South Africa| The Eric and Charmaine Mabuza Scholarship Foundation was founded in 1999 by Adv. Eric Mabuza and Charmaine Mabuza, in order to help the youth from disadvantaged backgrounds and remote rural areas to achieve their academic dreams.
The Mabuza’s believes that education is the answer to breaking the cycle of poverty, and since the Foundation was established, it has played a major role in the education of many students who have since become qualified professionals in their fields.
ABOUT THE ITHUBA BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED
ITHUBA is inviting students to apply for bursary funding, for the 2022 academic year.
Bursaries will be awarded for undergraduate studies, within the following areas:
- Management Accounting & Finance
- Computer Science
- Computer Engineering
- Communication Networks
- Information Systems
- Software Development
MORE ABOUT THE ITHUBA BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE & SELECTION PROCESS
The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: tuition fees, books, study materials, laptop and data allowance, accommodation, meal allowance and personal care allowance. Bursary recipients will also receive the following benefits:
- mentoring and coaching
- continuous academic performance monitoring and assessment, to ensure optimal performance
- early intervention and support programme
- preparation for workplace readiness
- extra female-orientated skills development programmes
- psychological and emotional support through ICAS
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview, thereafter successful applicants will be contacted. If you do not receive any feedback then please accept that your application was not successful.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ITHUBA 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
- You must have completed Matric
- You must be 25 years old or younger
- You must be studying or have been accepted to study, towards a qualification in one of the fields listed above
- You must be studying or have been accepted to study at a recognised tertiary institution in South Africa
- You must achieved a minimum result of 70% for each subject, in your previous year of study
- You must achieved a minimum overall average of 70%, in your previous year of study
- You must be willing to specialise in a Commerce or IT field of study
- You must be dedicated to your studies and intend on maintaining a strong academic record throughout your studies
- You must be from a previously disadvantaged background, with a total household income of NOT MORE than R350 000 per year
- You must have a vision and mission that aligns with the Foundation, you must be diligent, enthusiastic, dedicated to succeed and give back to your community
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE ITHUBA BURSARY
Applications must be done online at: ITHUBA Bursary Application
Candidates will be required to Register an Account before they can Login and apply.
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation on your online application profile (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
- ID document (certified copy)
- Matric certificate (certified copy)
- Last years academic transcript/ results, if currently studying (certified copy)
- Proof of provisional admission/ acceptance (on tertiary institutions letterhead)
- Proof of provisional admission for residency or private accommodation (on tertiary institutions letterhead)
- Parents or guardians ID documents (certified copies)
- Parents or guardians proof of household income (latest payslip or employment letter if employed/ affidavit if an informal trader/ affidavit if unemployed/ SASSA letter if receiving a grant: certified copy)
- Motivational letter, explaining why you should be awarded the scholarship and how you plan to contribute to your community upliftment
CLOSING DATE FOR THE ITHUBA BURSARY
31 October 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 scholarship programme, please contact the Eric and Charmaine Mabuza Foundation directly:
National Lottery call centre
Tel: 0800 484 822
NSFAS National Student Financial Aid Schemes
NSFAS: What is NSFAS?
NSFAS, or National Student Financial Aid Scheme, was established according to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme Act of 1999 and incorporated the Tertiary Education Fund of South Africa (TEFSA), which stopped operating in 2000.
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