Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education (SITFE) Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020

By | January 29, 2019

Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education (SITFE) Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020

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:

 
  • Agriculture
  • Engineering
  • Science

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 2019 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):

  • South African citizen
  • Completed Matric OR currently in Matric
  • From one of the sugarcane growing provinces (Mpumalanga or KwaZulu-Natal)
  • Applied or registered to study within one of the following fields: Agriculture/ Engineering/ Science OR the child of a sugarcane farm worker that has applied or registered to study within any field
  • University students: studying or registered to study at one of the following institutes:
    • University of Johannesburg
    • University of Pretoria
    • Rhodes University
    • University of Fort Hare
    • University of Witwatersrand
    • University of Cape Town
    • University of the Western Cape
    • University Stellenbosch
    • University of KwaZulu-Natal
    • University of Mpumalanga
    • University of Zululand
    • Sol Plaatje University
  • University of Technology students: studying or registered to study at one of the following institutes:
    • Tshwane University of Technology
    • Durban University of Technology
    • Mangosuthu University of Technology
  • Agricultural students: studying or registered to study at one of the following institutes:
    • Cedara College of Agriculture
    • Owen Sithole College of Agriculture
  • Preference will be given to disadvantaged students, as well as first year students from sugarcane growing areas
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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):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Grade 11 final results (certified copy)
  • Matric mid-year results (certified copy)
  • Matric trial/ prelim results, if available (certified copy)
  • Matric final results, if available (certified copy)
  • Tertiary full academic record, if at tertiary level (certified copy)
  • Proof of your connection to the sugar industry
  • Proof of family income (latest payslips if employed/ affidavit if unemployed/ pension receipts if retired/ death certificate if deceased) (certified copies)
  • Proof of your application/ registration at one of the aforementioned Universities/ Universities of Technology/ Colleges of Agriculture
    Proof of NSFAS application
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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

31 October 2018.
(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

See Also: 

South African Bursaries Open All Year Round

South African Bursaries Closing In January 2019

South African Bursaries Closing In February 2019