Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education (SITFE) Bursary South Africa 2021 – 2022

ABOUT THE COMPANY – SITFE

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, tertiary institution financial support for working alongside specialist educational organizations.
 

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

SITFE provides bursary funding to students residing within KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga, South Africa’s sugarcane growing provinces. Bursaries will be awarded to students within the following fields of study:

 

Students who are children of sugarcane farm workers are also eligible to apply – they may apply or registered to study within any field of study.
 

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted at the beginning of December 2018 and invited to attend an interview in mid-December. Should you not receive any feedback by 31 January 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):

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HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

Download and complete the SITFE Bursary Application Form (.pdf)

Please note: students must also apply for NSFAS funding when applying for the SITFE Bursary. Applications for NSFAS must be done online at www.nsfas.org.za
 

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):

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Applications must be posted to one of the following:
University students:
University Bursaries
Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education c/o South
African Sugar Association
P O Box 700
Mount Edgecombe
4300

University of Technology students:
University of Technology Bursaries
Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education
c/o South African Sugar Association
P O Box 700
Mount Edgecombe
4300

Agricultural students at Cedara College:
Hirst Simpson Agricultural Bursaries (Cedara College)
Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education
c/o South African Sugar Association
P O Box 700
Mount Edgecombe
4300

Agricultural students at Owen Sithole College:
Owen Sithole Agricultural Bursaries
Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education
c/o South African Sugar Association
P O Box 700
Mount Edgecombe
4300
 

CLOSING DATE

30 October 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 the SITFE directly:
The Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education (SITFE)
Tel: 031 508 7034
Fax: 031 508 7191
Email: bursaries@sasa.org.za

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