Subtrop SAAGA Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020
ABOUT THE COMPANY – SUBTROP
South Africa Subtropical Growers’ Association (Subtrop) is an association which manages the affairs of 3 other associations, including the South African Avocado Growers’ Association (SAAGA), the South African Litchi Growers’ Association (SALGA) and the South African Mango Growers’ Association (SAMGA).
SAAGA’s list of objectives and aims include: to research the production and marketing of avocados; to provide recommendations regarding the after harvest handling and distribution of avocados; to encourage local marketing of avocados as well as export and assist with marketing information distribution and more.
ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED & SERVICE CONTRACT
The SAAGA bursary is aimed at helping students of colour pursue their studies within the avocado industry in South Africa. Bursaries will be awarded to those studying towards a BSc Agriculture degree (majoring in Agricultural Economics/ Horticultural Science or related fields).
The bursary value will depend on the needs of the students and will be reviewed annually.
Bursary recipients will be required to enter into a contractual agreement with Subtrop. Once graduated, students will be required to work for Subtrop for an amount of time equal to their bursary award.
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):
- South African citizen
- From a previously disadvantaged group
- Studying within the aforementioned field of study
- Studying at a recognised tertiary institution within South Africa
- Wish to follow a career within the avocado industry in SA
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE 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 be disregarded):
- ID document (certified copy)
- Matric certificate (certified copy)
- Full university academic record (on tertiary letterhead)
- Motivational letter stating why you deserve to be awarded a bursary
- Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 pages)
- Details of any other bursary or scholarship awards from which you are funded
Applications must be submitted electronically via email to Ms Delané Landman: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Insert the words “Subtrop SAAGA Bursary Application – Your Full Name” in the email subject line).
31 October 2019.
(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 Subtrop directly:
Contact Person: Ms Delané Landman
Tel: 015 307 3676 / 015 307 3677