SANZAF Zakah Bursary South Africa 2017 – 2018

 

ABOUT THE BURSAR

The South African National Zakáh Fund (SANZAF) is a educational organisation whose aim it is to help needy families in the community. SANZAF are a faith-based organisation that collect and distribute Zakáh and Sadaqát to help the muslim community.
 

ABOUT THE BURSARY

The SANZAF Zakah Bursary is a grant and is aimed at students who find themselves in financial need, unable to pay for their tertiary studies.
 

Candidates will go through the following steps before being awarded the bursary:
1. Candidates will be reviewed and shortlisted by the Bursary Committee.
2. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview – candidates will be notified of the venue, date and time of their interview via email by 6 November at the latest.
3. Interviews will either take place on 18 or 25 November.
4. Supporting documentation must be submitted by 31 January at the latest.
5. Candidates will be notified of the outcome of the bursary by 26 February at the latest.
6. Final applicants will receive a Confirmation of Pledge letter, indicating the due date of the payment – this will be sent after 28 February.
7. Bursary payment will be made directly to the tertiary institution.
Please note that candidates will be required to settle their registration fees independently.
 

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen or foreign national with a study permit
  • Western Cape resident
  • Proven financial need
  • Previously disadvantaged
    • Fall into one of these three categories:
      • Completed Matric and not studied at tertiary level
      • Currently studying at a tertiary institution and are were sponsored by a family member or yourself last year
      • Currently studying at a tertiary institution and were sponsored by SANZAF last year

     

    HOW TO APPLY

    Applications must be done online at: https://form.myjotform.com/71732899432567
     

    Please include the following items in your application pack:
    Current Matric students:

    • ID document OR study permit if a foreign national (certified copy)
    • Motivational letter explaining why you deserve the bursary
    • Testimonial
    • Proof of income: parents/ guardians/ spouse latest payslips OR affidavit if unemployed OR death certificate if deceased

    *(Please combine all documents into one PDF document)

    Current tertiary student (not sponsored by SANZAF in the past):

    • ID document OR study permit if a foreign national (certified copy)
    • Motivational letter explaining why you deserve the bursary
    • Testimonial
    • Proof of income: parents/ guardians/ spouse latest payslips OR affidavit if unemployed OR death certificate if deceased

    *(Please combine all documents into one PDF document)

    Current tertiary student (currently sponsored by SANZAF):

    • This years midterm tertiary results
    • Proof of income: parents/ guardians/ spouse latest payslips OR affidavit if unemployed OR death certificate if deceased

    *(Please combine all documents into one PDF document)
     

    CLOSING DATE

    Port Elizabeth – 29 September 2017 (applications open on 1 August 2017)
    Western Cape – 30 September 2017 (applications open on 1 August 2017)
    Durban – 10 January 2018 (applications open on 1 December 2017)
    Gauteng – 10 January 2018 (applications open on 1 December 2017)
    Pietermaritzburg – 19 January 2018 (applications open on 1 December 2017)
    Kimberley – 20 January 2018 (applications open on 1 December 2017)
    Ladysmith – 20 January 2018 (applications open on 1 December 2017)
    East London – to be confirmed
     

    CONTACT

    For any bursary queries, please contact your nearest SANZAF branch:
    Durban – Tel: 031 309 6786 / Email: Ariff.Shaikh@sanzaf.org.za
    East London – Tel: 043 722 7453 / Email: EastLondon@sanzaf.org.za
    Gauteng – Tel: 011 834 6046 / Email: Javed.Hoosen@sanzaf.org.za
    Kimberley – Tel: 053 831 2758 / Email: kbh@sanzaf.org.za
    Ladysmith – Tel: 036 633 2792 / Email: Ladysmit@sanzaf.org.za
    Pietermaritzburg – Tel: 033 397 9133 / Email: Pietermaritzburg@sanzaf.org.za
    Port Elizabeth – Tel: 041 506 7288 / Email: PortElizabeth@sanzaf.org.za
    Western Cape – Tel: 021 447 0297 / Email: Faeza.Govind@sanzaf.org.za

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