South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) Bursary 2024
ABOUT THE COMPANY – SAPOA
South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) Bursary | The South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA), founded in the year 1966, aims to protect the interests of the industrial and commercial property industry within the country. As a uniquely member-driven organization, SAPOA’s goal is to encourage private property ownership and development.
The company’s main aim is to be accepted and recognized (both nationally and internationally) as a leading property association.
The SAPOA bursary fund intends to address the shortage of skills shortage within the South African Commercial Property Industry. The fund is aimed at assisting young black deserving financially disadvantaged students, in the hopes that they can transform the country’s commercial property industry.
ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED | OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
The South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) is inviting students to apply for bursary funding, for the 2024 academic year.
Bursaries are awarded for property-sector-related qualifications, including the following fields:
- Architectural Studies (BSc)
- Construction Studies (BSc)
- Property-related Masters Programmes
- Property-related PhD Programmes
- Property Studies (BSc)
- Property Development and Management (Postgraduate Diploma – PGDipPDM)
- Property Valuation and Management (BCom)
- Quantity Surveying (BSc)
- Real Estate (BSc)
- Urban/ Town and Regional Planning (Bachelor)
The SAPOA Bursary Trust was formed in 2009 and is primarily funded by SAPOA members. The aim of the bursary is to: promote transformation, redress the past, promote the property sector to youths, and address the current and future skills shortage.
MORE ABOUT THE SAPOA BURSARY PROGRAMME – EXPENSES COVERED & SELECTION
The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: tuition fees, study books, and accommodation. Students will also receive the benefits of mentoring and tutoring.
Bursaries are awarded for one academic year at a time and are reviewed annually. Students may be funded for the duration of their studies.
All applicants will receive feedback on their application within 4 months of the closing date. Please do not contact SAPOA to follow up on your application.
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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SAPOA 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 under 35 years old
- You must be currently in Matric or have completed Matric
- You must be studying or accepted/ registered to study full-time, towards one of the property-sector-related qualifications listed above
- You must be studying or accepted/ registered to study at a public university in South Africa
- Postgraduate students: you must have completed your undergraduate studies after December 2021
- Preference will be given to students pursuing their first qualification at the specific level (i.e. not students studying towards a second degree), and students with no full-time work experience
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE SAPOA BURSARY
Applications must be submitted online at; SAPOA Bursary Application 2024
Enter “Zabusaries.com” in the field asking how you heard about the SAPOA Bursary.
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 may be disqualified):
- ID document (certified copy)
- Matric Term 2 Report, if currently in Matric (with official school stamp)
- Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
- Proof of registration at university, for the 2023 academic year, if currently studying (official letter on letterhead)
- Acceptance letter (or provisional) from an accredited institution, for the 2024 academic year (official letter on letterhead)
- Most recent official academic transcripts, if currently studying (certified copy)
- Postgraduate students: recommendation letter by Supervisor
- Bursary agreement/ letter/ offer if you received funding from another bursary or NSFAS
- Parents or guardians ID documents/ death certificate if deceased (certified copies)
- Parents or guardians’ proof of household income (3 months payslips if employed/ affidavit if unemployed/ SASSA documents if receiving a grant) (certified copies)
- Motivational letter stating why you should be awarded the bursary/ personal statement (max 2 pages)
- Curriculum Vitae stating work experience and background (if not included in the personal statement)
- 2 letters of recommendation (1 page per letter, combined into 1 pdf or doc) (read our tips on how to get a reference letter/ testimonial for your bursary application)
- Department of Labour Employment Equity Act (EEA1) Form AND a doctor’ Letter, if disabled
- Students under 18 years old: Parents or guardians’ ID document (certified copy) AND completed consent form
1) Documents must have been certified within the last 3 months.
2) If you have multiple documents for 1 submission, they must be combined into a single file.
CLOSING DATE FOR THE SAPOA BURSARY
15 September 2023 (at 12:00).
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
CONTACT THE SAPOA BURSARY PROVIDER
For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact SAPOA directly:
Bursary Fund Department
Tel: 011 883 0679
Or use the online support chat via the application link.
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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.