SAMAC Bursary South Africa 2020 – 2021

By | October 9, 2020

SAMAC Bursary South Africa 2020 – 2021

ABOUT THE COMPANY – SAMAC

Macadamias South Africa NPC (known as SAMAC) is composed of macadamia nut growers, nurseries, handlers and industry service providers. SAMAC was formed by a group of growers who wished to pool their resources in order to address their common problems and issues. The organisations mission is to be leaders in the development of a profitable and sustainable industry in the common interests of members through technical and marketing innovation.

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

SAMAC will be awarding bursaries to provide financial assistance to students who are unable to afford to study, but wish to pursue a career in the Macadamia industry within South Africa. Bursaries will be awarded for studies towards the following qualifications:

Undergraduate studies:

  • Agricultural Economics (BSc)
  • Agricultural Management (National Diploma)
  • Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural Engineering) (BSc)
  • Entomology (BSc)
  • Extension and Rural development (BSc)
  • Food Science (BSc)
  • Forestry (National Diploma)
  • Forestry and Wood Science (BSc)
  • Plant Pathology (BSc)

Postgraduate studies (Honours/ Masters/ PhD) in the macadamia field.

MORE ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – SERVICE CONTRACT & SELECTION

Bursaries will be awarded based mainly on the applicants academic potential and financial need.

The value of the bursary will be dependent on each individual case, and the amount will be reviewed annually.

After graduation, student will be required to work for a macadamia-related company, organisation or institution within South Africa (which is approved by SAMAC). The period of work contract will be equal to the period of bursary funding received.

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Shortlisted applicants will be contacted – if you do not receive any feedback by 31 March 2021 at the latest, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

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 students:

  • South African citizen
  • Completed Matric OR currently in Matric
  • Studying towards a Undergraduate Agriculture qualification (National Diploma/ BTech/ BSc)
  • Studying at a recognised South African tertiary institution
  • Strong academic record
  • Previously disadvantaged, impoverished students
  • Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Preference will be given to 3rd and 4th year students

Postgraduate students:

  • South African citizen
  • Completed Matric
  • Studying towards a Postgraduate macadamia-related qualification (Honours/ Masters/ PhD)
  • Studying at a recognised South African tertiary institution
  • Strong academic record
  • Previously disadvantaged, impoverished students
  • Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

Download and complete one of the following bursary application forms:
Undergraduate studies: SAMAC Bursary Application Form (Undergraduate) (.pdf)
Postgraduate studies: SAMAC 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)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • June 2020 results or progress report of all subjects (if no exams were written), if at tertiary level
  • Official proof of registration at a tertiary institution in SA
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income (latest payslips/ letter from employer and sworn statement/ tax return statement stating income, if employed; latest financial statements, if self-employed; sworn affidavits, if unemployed; SASSA confirmation letter, if applicable; divorce certificate, if divorced; death certificates, if deceased; sworn statement from one parent, if separated)
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Postgraduate students:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • June 2020 results (certified copy) (or latest results if you are not studying this year)
  • Official Degree certificates (certified copy)
  • Official proof of registration at a tertiary institution in SA
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income (latest payslips/ letter from employer and sworn statement/ tax return statement stating income, if employed; latest financial statements, if self-employed; sworn affidavits, if unemployed; SASSA confirmation letter, if applicable; divorce certificate, if divorced; death certificates, if deceased; sworn statement from one parent, if separated)
  • Macadamia-related research proposal

 

Applications must be submitted via email to: transformation@samac.org.za
(Please insert the words “SAMAC Bursary Scheme: Undergraduate” or “SAMAC Bursary Scheme: Postgraduate” in the email subject line).

CLOSING DATE

15 December 2020.
(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 SAMAC directly:
Tel: 012 349 1906
Email: transformation@samac.org.za