Agbiz Centenary invites student to apply for Bursary Programme 2022 academic year.
Closing Date: 05 December 2021
The Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz) is inviting students to apply for the Agbiz Centenary Bursary, for the 2022 academic year. Bursaries will be awarded for studies within Agricultural Economics or Agribusiness Management-related fields, at Master’s or PhD degree level.
Bursary recipients will be selected based on the following main criteria:
1. Academic merit, on the study record to date and relevant contribution of the field of research to agribusiness.
2. Preference will be givent to students with the most relevant field of study (or proposed field of study), as well as students willing take guidance from Agbiz in formulating their research topic.
3. Bursary applications for a specific purpose and motivation therefore.
The bursary will be awarded to the total value of R39 000, for 1 academic year of study. Students must reapply for funding each year and may be funded if academic performance is satisfactory.
Bursary payments will be made student’s university account (unless otherwise agreed), in February 2022.
The successful bursary recipient will be contacted by mid January 2022 – if you do not receive any feedback by that time, please regarding your application as unsuccessful.
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 have completed a relevant undergraduate degree or programme, or you must be in your final year towards obtaining an undergraduate qualification
- You must have registered or qualified to register for a postgraduate (Master’s or PhD) degree in Agricultural Economics or Agribusiness Management related fields
- You must have registered or qualified to register at a recognised and accredited university in South Africa
- You must have achieved a minimum result of 60% for all main subjects
How to apply
Download and complete Agbiz Centenary Bursary Application Form (.pdf)
Applicants should also read and agree to the Agbiz Centenary Bursary T&C’s (.pdf) before applying.
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 or other proof of SA citizenship (certified copy)
- Full academic record to date, of your undergraduate degree (on institutions letterhead)
- Proof of registration for 2022 or letter from Department Head confirming qualification for admission (on institutions letterhead)
- Recommendation letter from your academic supervisor or head of the department (maximum 1 page)
- Motivational letter from applicant, stating why you should be awarded the bursary and how you will use the bursary (maximum 1 page)
- Declaration of any other bursary funding or support received, if applicable (on the application form)
Applications must be submitted in either of the following ways
– Email: [email protected]
(Insert the words “Agbiz Centenary Bursary Application” in the email subject line).
PO Box 76297
NOTES ABOUT THE AGBIZ CENTENARY BURSARY
- All applicants will receive an email confirmation that their application was received.
- Applications that are incomplete (i.e. missing documentation or information on the application form) or late, will result in automatic disqualification.
- Bursary recipients will be required to provide Agbiz with biannual progress reports, in the 2nd term and last term of the year, in order for Agbiz to evaluate student’s progress. These reports must be submitted by an academic supervisor or head of the department, to Liezl Esterhuizen ([email protected]).
- The bursary will be terminated if: the student does not continue the year of study or the student does not show satisfactory progress (up to the standards of the academic supervisor, head of department and Agbiz’s assessment). In this case, students will be required to pay back the bursary received, with interest.
- Bursary recipients will be required to sign a formal agreement with Agbiz.
- Applicants who are receiving bursary funding, scholarship or sponsoring from another source, must declare this on their application form. Failure to declare this information will result in automatic disqualification.