Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education (SITFE) Bursary South Africa 2023 – 2024
ABOUT THE COMPANY – SITFE
Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education (SITFE) Bursary South Africa | The Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education (SITFE) was founded as a private sector initiative in the year 1965 and is currently one of South Africa’s oldest Trust Funds. The SITFE’s main aim is to promote and support high-quality, sustainable education within the sugarcane-growing areas of South Africa.
Since its inception, the organisation has provided support for a range of educational programmes and projects, from bursaries; to arts and culture; teacher development and infrastructure development. Bursaries have been allocated to more than 10 000 learners, as well as funding for school building projects, and tertiary institution financial support for working alongside specialist educational organizations.
ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED
The Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education (SITFE) is inviting students to apply for their bursary programme, for the 2023 academic year.
Bursaries will be awarded for studies within the fields of Agriculture, Engineering and Science, at any public University, the University of Technology or Agricultural College in South Africa, for students from KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga AND to children of sugarcane farm workers, who have registered or applied to study in ANY field of study.
MORE ABOUT THE SITFE BURSARY PROGRAMME – SELECTION
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted in early December 2023 and required to attend an interview in the first week of December 2023.
Zabusaries.com is committed to keeping you up to date with the latest bursary opportunities, and this article covers all details about the SITFE Bursary.
Shortlisted candidates will be initially selected based on their Grade 11 final results and Matric June results (if currently in Matric or not studying yet) or latest tertiary results (if currently studying). The final selection will be based on Matric’s final results.
Successful candidates will be contacted by no later than 31 January 2023 – if you do not receive any feedback by this date, please consider your application unsuccessful.
SITFE reserves the right to cancel the bursary award if candidates receive other full bursary funding or loans.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SITFE 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 reside within KwaZulu-Natal or Mpumalanga province (known as the “sugarcane growing provinces”)
- You must be from the “Missing Middle” group (i.e. you must have a total combined family income of between R350 000 and R600 000 per annum)
- You must fall into either 1 of these categories:
- have registered or applied to study towards an Agriculture, Engineering or Science qualification, at a University or the University of Technology in South Africa
- have enrolled or applied to study at either of these Agricultural colleges: Cedara College of Agriculture or Owen Sithole College of Agriculture
- be a child of a sugarcane farm worker, who has registered or applied to study in ANY field of study, at a University, University of Technology or Agricultural College in South Africa (children of sugarcane farm workers are exempt from the “missing middle” requirement)
- Preference will be given to students in their 1st year of study
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE SITFE BURSARY
Download and complete the SITFE Bursary Application Form 2023 (.pdf)
Enter “Zabusaries.com” in the field asking how you heard about the SITFE 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 final trial results and statement of results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
- Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
- Tertiary final exam results, if currently studying (certified copy)
- Proof of connection to the sugar industry connection, if applicable
- Proof of parents or guardians’ household income (payslips if employed, pension receipts if on pension, affidavit if unemployed) (certified copy)
- Death certificate if a parent is deceased (certified copy)
- Proof of application or registration at a University, University of Technology or Agricultural College for 2023 (on institutions letterhead)
Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
– Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Insert the words “SITFE Bursary Application 2023” in the email subject line).
Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education
c/o South African Sugar Association
P O Box 700
CLOSING DATE FOR THE SITFE BURSARY
31 October 2023.
(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 Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education (SITFE) directly:
Tel: 031 508 7034
Fax: 031 508 7191
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