2023 Bursaries of Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education (SITFE)

Ernst and Ethel Eriksen Trust: Bursaries 2023

Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education (SITFE) invites qualifying students to apply for Bursary Programme 2023 academic year.

The Bursary Application Closing Date: 31 October 2022

NOTE

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.

Requirements you need to apply for the 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 Bursary

Download and complete the SITFE Bursary Application Form 2023 (.pdf)

Note: 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 guardian’s 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: bursaries@sasa.org.za
(Insert the words “SITFE Bursary Application 2023” in the email subject line).

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


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