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(SAAFoST) Foundation Bursaries 2021 – 2022

(SAAFoST) Foundation Bursaries 2021 – 2022

(SAAFoST) Foundation Bursaries 2021 – 2022

 

ABOUT THE (SAAFoST) Foundation Bursaries 2021 – 2022

The South African Association for Food Science and Technology (SAAFoST) Foundation is the association of food science, technology and other professionals serving South Africa’s food and allied industries. SAAFoST aims at increasing the knowledge base of food science and technology by encouraging scientific research, a membership magazine publication, workshops, seminars, exhibitions, meetings and assisting in educational activities. The company is non-profit and mainly run by volunteers, with around 2000 members across Southern Africa.

SAAFoST have established the SAAFoST Foundation, who will be responsible for the administration of SAAFoST academic bursaries, awards and prizes.

ABOUT (SAAFoST) Foundation Bursaries 2021 – 2022 PROGRAMMES – FIELDS COVERED & COVERAGE VALUE

The South African Association for Food Science and Technology (SAAFoST) Foundation are awarding bursaries to Matric and Undergraduate students in the field of Food Science and Technology.

Bursaries are awarded based on 3 major factors – academic merit, demonstrated potential and employment equity.

The bursary award will cover tuition fees up to an amount of R35 000 per year.

Bursary recipients will be required to register as SAAFoST members within the first 3 months of registration at a tertiary institution, and must become and remain active members of SAAFoST for the duration of study.

MORE ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMMES – IMPORTANT DATES

Matric students: Application review will take place in November 2020 and the award announcement will be made in December 2020.
Undergraduate students: Application review will take place between January and February 2021 and the award announcement will be made in February 2021.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

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):

Matric students:

  • South African citizen
  • Have been a resident within South Africa for a minimum of 3 years before applying
  • Completed Further Education & Training Certificate (FETC) (General) qualification OR the equivalent
  • Achieved a minimum of level 5 (60-69%) for Physical Science and Mathematics (and Life Science is recommended)
  • Enrolled to study full time towards a first undergraduate Degree or Diploma within the Food Science and Technology field
  • Enrolled to study at a recognised tertiary institute in South Africa
  • Be able to finish your qualification within the specified amount of time (i.e. – Undergraduate Degree upto B.Sc (Hons): a maximum of 4 years, Diploma: a maximum of 4 years, B. Tech Degree: a maximum of 5 years)
  • *Preference will be given to Matric students with strong academic results or potential

Undergraduate students:

  • South African citizen OR South African permanent resident
  • Have been a resident within South Africa for a minimum of 3 years before applying
  • Have been a SAAFoST member for a minimum of 12 months before applying
  • Enrolled to study full time towards a first undergraduate Degree or Diploma within the Food Science and Technology field
  • Enrolled to study at a recognised tertiary institute in South Africa
  • Be able to finish your qualification within the specified amount of time (i.e. – Undergraduate Degree up to B.Sc (Hons): a maximum of 4 years, B. Degree or Diploma: a maximum of 3 years, B. Degree: a maximum of 3 years)
  • *Preference will be given to students with strong academic results or potential

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE (SAAFoST) Foundation Bursaries 2021 – 2022

Download and complete the relevant SAAFoST bursary application form:
Matric students: 

SAAFoST-Bursary-Application-Form-Matric-Students

Undergraduate students: 

SAAFoST-Bursary-Application-Form-Undergraduate-Students

 

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 be disregarded):
Matric students:

  • ID document OR passport (certified copy)
  • Passport sized photo (head & shoulders)
  • Grade 11 final results (certified copy)
  • Matric latest results (certified copy)
  • Personal Statement (outlining the following: how your education and training within the food science and technology sector will make a positive impact in the scientific community and in your own life: max 1 A4 page)
  • Reference Letter (written by someone who has known you in a learning capacity for a minimum of 3 years)
  • National Benchmarking Test or Potential Test results from your selected tertiary institute

Undergraduate students:

  • ID document OR passport (certified copy)
  • Passport sized photo (head & shoulders)
  • Latest tertiary academic results (details on the application form)
  • Personal Statement (outlining the following: how your education and training within the food science and technology sector will make a positive impact in the scientific community and in your own life: max 1 A4 page)
  • Reference Letter (written by someone who has known you in a learning capacity for a minimum of 3 years)
  • Proof of registration for 2021 at your tertiary institute

 

Applications must be submitted to the SAAFoST Membership Development Officer, electronically via email to: irene@saafost.org.za
(Insert the words “SAAFoST Matric Bursary Application – Your Full Name” or “SAAFoST Undergraduate Bursary Application – Your Full Name” in the email subject line).

CLOSING DATE

Matric students: 2 November 2020.
Undergraduate students: 15 January 2021.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact SAAFoST directly:
Tel: 071 870 2633
Email: irene@saafost.org.za

 

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