East London IDZ Bursary South Africa 2018 – 2019

 

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ) is a public entity who promotes clean administration and are committed to eradicating Fraud and Misconduct.

ELIDZ, in partnership with the Mathematics, Science and Technology (MST) Skills Development Foundation are offering bursary funding to suitable candidates.
 

ABOUT THE BURSARY

The East London IDZ Bursary is aimed at disadvantaged students who are studying or intend on studying towards an Undergraduate qualification in one of the following fields (as well as related fields):

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology

The bursary will provide coverage of the following expenses: registration fees, tuition fees, prescribed books, prescribed study materials, accommodation in residence and meals.
 

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen/ naturalized South African citizen
  • Between 16 and 25 years old
  • Reside within the Eastern Cape province
  • Completed Matric OR currently in Matric
  • Obtained a minimum of 60% for Mathematics (NOT Maths Lit) AND 60% overall average for other subjects in the Matric mid-year and end-of-year exams
  • Studying or have applied to study towards a full-time undergraduate qualification in Mathematics/ Science/ Technology or related fields
  • Intend on studying towards a postgraduate qualification
  • Studying or have applied to study at a recognised University in South Africa
  • NOT currently in possession of any other bursary funding
  • From a historically disadvantaged background/ rural area/ poor community
  • Disabled students are welcome to apply

 

HOW TO APPLY

Download and complete the East London IDZ Bursary Application Form (pdf).
 

Please include copies of the following supporting documents with your application form:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Current Matric students: June exam results (stamped by your school) AND Matric final statement of results (certified copy)
  • Students who have completed Matric: Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Current tertiary students: latest academic record/ transcript (on university letterhead and stamped) (certified copy)
  • Merit certificates/ other achievements (certified copies)
  • University acceptance letter/ provisional acceptance letter
  • Motivational letter explaining why you deserve to be awarded a bursary (one page)
  • Testimonial letter from your high school Principal (if currently in Matric)/ lecturer or university staff member (if currently at tertiary level) (one page)
  • Testimonial letter from a prominent member of your community (one page)
  • Parents/ guardians ID documents (certified copies)
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income (latest payslip if employed/ affidavit if unemployed/ SASSA letter if on state grant)
  • Parents/ guardians proof of residence

Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Hand delivered:
ELIDZ Head Office
Lower Chester Road
Sunnyridge
East London
5246
(For Attn: Rose Wearing / Yandisa Msileni)

OR

MST Skills Development Foundation
6 Webb Street
Southernwood
East London
5201
(For Attn: Daphne)

2) Posted:
MST Skills Development Foundation
PO Box 1014
East London
5200
 

CLOSING DATE

19 January 2018 (at 16:00).
 

OTHER INFORMATION

Please note the following:

  • Shortlisted candidates will be by no later than 31 January – if you do not receive feedback by then, regard your application as unsuccessful
  • Bursary recipients will be required to undergo progress monitoring interviews, quarterly or annually, during the period of their bursary award
  • Students must partake in vacation work during the course of the mid-year and end-of-year holidays, during the period of their bursary award
  • Students are NOT required to pay back the bursary, as long as they maintain a minimum average of 60% per annum

 

CONTACT

For any bursary queries, please contact:
East London IDZ
Tel: 043 702 8200
OR
MST Skills Foundation
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/mstskillsfoundation
Twitter page: MSTFoundation

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