SEDISA Trust Bursary South Africa 2023 – 2024
What is Bursary
How does it work?
Bursaries vary in amounts and professions and are given to students in order to further their studies. In return for funding your studies, the company may require you to repay them by signing a work contract with them. Another type of bursary is a donor bursary (a bursary awarded to a deserving candidate in a specific field of study or in recognition for his/her work in a specific field of study).
ABOUT THE COMPANY – SEDISA
SEDISA, a Black Woman-Owned Education Trust is a shareholder of KAEFER Thermal Contracting Services (Pty) Ltd, established in 2010. The trust was created with the aim of empowering South African black women, by assisting them to obtain a tertiary education by way of bursary awards. They help young women with strong academic records who would have otherwise not been able to study due to lack of funding.
The Trust’s mission is to provide their students with the opportunity to enhance their lives and to instil within them a passion and drive to never give up, but to pursue their dreams wholeheartedly.
ABOUT THE SEDISA BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED
The SEDISA Trust is inviting Black female students to apply for their bursary programme, for the 2022 academic year. Bursaries will be awarded for studies within various fields, however, preference will be granted for studies in the following fields:
- Civil Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Quantity Surveying
MORE ABOUT THE SEDISA BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE & SELECTION
The bursary will provide coverage for the following expenses: tuition fees, textbooks and accommodation.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and required to attend an interview with the SEDISA Trustee members. If you have not received any feedback regarding your application within 2 weeks of submission, please regard your application as unsuccessful.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SEDISA 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 be a Black female (in terms of the BBBEE codes)
- You must be studying or intend on studying towards a qualification within one of the fields listed above, in 2022
- You must be registered to study at a recognised and accredited tertiary institution in South Africa
- You must be financially disadvantaged
- You must have a strong academic record
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE SEDISA BURSARY
Applications must be done online at SEDISA Trust Bursary Application 2022
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
- ID document (certified copy)
- Most recent results: Matric certificate, Matric final results or academic transcripts (certified copy)
- Latest academic transcript (certified copy)
- Proof of tertiary registration (on institutions letterhead)
- Fee statement from your tertiary institution (on institutions letterhead)
- List of study-related costs (tuition fees, prescribed books, accommodation etc) (on institutions letterhead)
- Motivational letter explaining why you deserve the bursary and how it will make a difference to your life
- Curriculum Vitae
CLOSING DATE FOR THE SEDISA BURSARY
30 December 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 SEDISA directly:
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.