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Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education Bursary 2021 – 2022

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ABOUT THE COMPANY

The Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education (SITFE) was established as private sector initiative in 1965 and is one of South Africa’s oldest Trust Funds since its inception, has provided study funding for more than 10 000 students.
SITFE’s objective is to support, promote, and advance sustainable, high-quality education in sugarcane-growing communities in South Africa. SITFE has provided bursaries to over 10 200 students, funded school building projects, provided financial assistance to tertiary institutions, and collaborated with educational organizations to improve the overall education standard in the sugarcane-growing provinces of KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga over the course of its 55-year history.

ABOUT THE BURSARY/PROGRAMME

(Fields covered and selections)

Bursaries will be awarded to students within the following fields of study:

  • Agriculture
  • Engineering
  • Science

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen,
  • Residents of KwaZulu-Natal or Mpumalanga,
  • Registered or applied to study in one of the aforementioned faculties at a University/ University of Technology/ College of Agriculture, OR
  • The child of a sugarcane farm worker who has registered or applied in their chosen field of study at a University/ University of Technology/ College of Agriculture.

Please note which Universities and Colleges bursary awards may be redeemed at:
TUT Bursaries: Students may study at the Tshwane University of Technology only,
SITFE/UNITE Bursaries: Students may study at the Tshwane University of Technology only,
University Merit Bursaries: Students may study at the University of Zululand and the University of KwaZulu-Natal only,
Agricultural Bursaries: Students may study at the Cedara College of Agriculture, the University of Mpumalanga and the Owen Sithole College of Agriculture only,
University of Technology Merit Bursaries: Students may study at the Mangosuthu University of Technology and Durban University only,

SEE:  The Funza Lushaka Bursary 2021 - 2022

HOW TO APPLY

Application forms can be downloaded at: http://www.sasa.org.za/SugarIndustryTrustFundforEducation.aspx
The following documents must accompany your complete application form:

  • ID document (certified copy),
  • Proof of parents/ guardians income (payslips/ pension statement/ affidavit in unemployed) OR death certificate is parents are deceased,
  • Proof of connection to the sugar industry (if applicable),
  • Matric students must add:
    • Latest school report,
    • Final exam results (if available),
    • Proof of application/ registration to a tertiary institution,
  • Tertiary students must add:
    • Latest exam results.

Your complete application form and supporting documents can be submitted to:

1) TUT Bursaries, SITFE/UNITE Bursaries & University Merit Bursaries:
Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education c/o
South African Sugar Association
P O Box 700
Mount Edgecombe
4300
(please mark it accordingly)

2) Agricultural Bursaries:
2.1) University of Mpumalanga applicants:
University of Mpumalanga Bursaries
Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education c/o
South African Sugar Association
P O Box 700
Mount Edgecombe
4300

2.2) Cedara College applicants:
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

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

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

CLOSING DATE

30 October annually.

CONTACT DETAILS

For any bursary queries, please contact:
Tel: 031 508 7034
Fax: 031 508 7191
Email: bursaries@sasa.org.za

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