Potato Industry Development Trust Bursaries South Africa 2019 – 2020

By | January 31, 2019

Potato Industry Development Trust Bursaries South Africa 2019 – 2020

ABOUT THE COMPANY – POTATO INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT TRUST

Potatoes South Africa are focused on serving, promoting and protecting the interests of the potato industry within South Africa. The companies Board of Directors are responsible for ensuring that the countries the potato producers interests and the overall potato industry is served constituted.

The Potato Industry Development Trust (PIDT) was established in 2004 in order to assist students with funding within the agricultural field of study. The Trust’s goal is to ensure the continuity of skilled employees into the countries potato industry.
 

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED & SERVICE CONTRACT

The Potato Industry Development Trust will be awarding bursaries through Potatoes South Africa, to students pursuing their studies within the Agriculture sector (undergraduate, diploma and postgraduate studies).

 

Students will also have the opportunity to take part in an internship and a workplace experience program, in order to enhance their skills and secure employment opportunities.
 

Once students have completed their studies, they will be required to work for a potato-industry related organisation, company or institution for an amount of time equal to their bursary award.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted – if you do not receive any feedback by 31 January at the latest, please regard your application as unsuccessful.
 

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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):
Undergraduate/ Diploma students:

  • South African citizen
  • Completed Matric
  • Studying towards an Agriculture qualification (in 2nd year of study)
  • Studying at a recognised South African tertiary institution
  • Strong academic record

Postgraduate students:

  • South African citizen
  • Completed Matric
  • Studying towards an Agriculture qualification (Honours/ Masters/ PhD)
  • Studying at a recognised South African tertiary institution
  • Strong academic record
  • *Preference will be given to students interested in pursuing research in a potato-related field

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

Download and complete one of the following bursary application forms:
Potato Industry Bursary Application Form (Undergraduate) (.pdf)
Potato Industry Bursary Application Form (Postgraduate) (.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:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Qualification certificates (certified copies)
  • Latest academic transcripts/ records
  • Admission letter from tertiary institution
  • Any additional documents that may be relevant to your application
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Postgraduate students:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Qualification certificates (certified copies)
  • Latest academic transcripts/ records
  • Admission letter from tertiary institution
  • Colour photograph (full length),
  • Masters/ PhD students: progress report/ recommendation letter from their supervisor
  • Any additional documents that may be relevant to your application

 

Applications must be submitted electronically via email to: bursaries@potatoes.co.za
(Insert the words “Potato Industry Development Trust Bursary Application – Your Full Name” in the email subject line).
 

CLOSING DATE

31 October 2018.
(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 Potato Industry Development Trust directly:
Bursary Department
Tel: 012 349 1906/ 012 349 1907
Email: bursaries@potatoes.co.za

See Also: 

South African Bursaries Open All Year Round

South African Bursaries Closing In January 2019

South African Bursaries Closing In February 2019