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Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education Bursary 2024 for young South African learners

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BURSARY OVERVIEW

The Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education (SITFE) invites South African learners to apply for the Bursary Programme for 2024.

Closing date: 12 January 2024

SITFE invites the children of sugar cane farm workers who have applied at any South African public University or University of Technology to apply for the 2024 SITFE bursary.

The children of sugar cane farm workers may apply for any field of study

ABOUT SUGAR INDUSTRY TRUST FUND FOR EDUCATION

The Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education (SITFE) was launched in 1965 as a private-sector initiative and is regarded as one of the oldest Trust Funds in South Africa.

The mission of SITFE is to support, promote and advance sustainable, quality education in South African sugarcane growing areas.

In its 58-year history, SITFE has provided bursaries to over 10 200 students, financed school-building projects, provided financial assistance to tertiary institutions, and worked closely with educational organisations to improve the overall education standard in the sugarcane growing provinces, namely KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga.

ABOUT THE SITFE BURSARY

The objective of the programme is to increase the number of high potential learners from disadvantaged backgrounds with access to quality education and training in the field of agriculture, science and engineering at tertiary institutions. SITFE awards a maximum of 41 full bursaries on an annual basis.

SITFE is proud to include amongst its alumni a number of South Africa’s prominent leaders including Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Bonginkosi “Blade” Nzimande; Former Judge President of the Western Cape, John Hlophe and Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo.

Former Treasurer-General of the ANC, Dr Zweli Mkhize and his wife Dr May Mashego also received assistance from SITFE for their high school education.

SITFE has shifted its strategy to providing bursaries to missing middle candidates (Household income of R350 000 – R600 000). Qualifying students are encouraged to apply for the bursary. 

WHO CAN APPLY?

  • Residents from the sugarcane growing provinces of KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga.
  • Have applied in the Faculties of Science, Engineering or Agriculture at a University, University of Technology or College of Agriculture.

  • The child of a sugarcane farm worker may register or apply for any field of study at a University, University of Technology or College of Agriculture.
  • Applicants must be South African citizens.

SELECTION CRITERIA

APPLICANTS MUST:

  • Have applied for any fields of study at any South African public University, University of Technology or Agricultural College.
  • Preference will be given to first years.

HOW TO APPLY

Post your application form to:

Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education
c/o South African Sugar Association
P O Box 700
Mount Edgecombe
4300

Or email the application form to [email protected]. NOTE: Applications are open until 12 January 2024.

Or you can apply online by following the below link:


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