Maize Trust Bursary 2023

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Maize Trust Bursary 2023

Applications Open
Closing Date

Bursary Details

The aim of the Maize Trust Bursary Scheme is to facilitate the implementation of an equitable bursary scheme, and to assist the current and future students of the Trust to further their educational qualifications and develop their skills.

Our clients’ bursary schemes invest directly in the education of deserving South African youth, and provide our students with the opportunity to build a personal and professional relationship with their benefactors.

Building relationships is a precondition to student learning.

Thus, it is L&L Agricultural Services endeavour to continue interacting with successful applicants throughout the duration of their studies, and to introduce them to potential networking systems and influential role players within the industry.

Thus, in addition to the funding benefits, bursars can enjoy access to the L&L Agricultural Services website and subsequently any agricultural sector job advertisements.

In this way, the Trusts/Agency is directly supporting the process of attracting talented equity candidates into partner enterprises.

  • Masters by Dissertation:
    • Bursaries totaling R99 750,00 per annum, for two years, in respect of MSc Applicants.
    • Bursaries will only be paid out according to the submitted
      and approved progress reports by both the student and their supervisor.
  • Doctoral Research:
    • Bursaries totaling R131 250,00 per annum, for three years, in respect of PhD Applicants.
    • Bursaries will only be paid out according to the submitted and approved progress reports by both the student and their supervisor.
Candidate Requirements

Applicants are invited to apply for postgraduate bursaries with the Maize Trust to further their studies within the maize industry.

The basic requirements for application of a bursary with the Maize Trust are:

  • Applicants must be South African citizens.
  • Applicants must be admitted to study fulltime with the institution of their choice.
  • The Maize Trust bursaries are only awarded to Masters and Doctoral studies.
  • The field of study must be relevant to the South African maize industry.
  • Successful applicants may not be in receipt of alternative funding from alternate sources or accept any other study related funding except with the explicit prior permission of the Trust.
  • The proposal for the dissertation/thesis must be approved by the Maize Trust before commencement with the studies.
  • Upon application, the Maize Trust requires:
    • A completed application form,
    • A certified copy of a South African identity document/passport,
    • Updated curriculum vitae,
    • The latest academic transcript/record on an official letterhead,
    • Proof of registration and a fee statement (if available).
  • A formal bursary agreement is to be concluded with the Maize Trust should a bursary be awarded.
  • A supervisor for the study programme must be designated by the University where the study will be undertaken and must be approved by the Maize Trust.
  • It is the responsibility of the Student to inform the Supervisor that he/she will be required to register with the particular Bursary Scheme on our website. The URL address thereof may be provided either by the student or upon request.
  • Applicants will be expected to work in the South African maize industry for the same period for which a bursary was awarded.
  • Annual bursary amounts will be determined by the Maize Trust each year.
  • The closing date for bursary application submissions is 30 September of every year.
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Conditions of Bursary
  • This bursary will ONLY fund Applicants registered for Masters by Dissertation or Doctoral qualifications.
  • Only Applicants who apply by the specified date, have completed the application form and submitted all necessary supporting documents will be considered.
  • Applications will not be processed unless the Legal Undertaking (Section E), on this Application form, has been completed and signed by the applicant concerned.
  • Application for a bursary does not obligate the Maize Trust to award a student a bursary, nor does it guarantee that any bursaries will be awarded.
  • Telephonic interviews with shortlisted applicants will be conducted.
  • Applicants will be notified of a successful outcome within 8 weeks of the closing date.
  • Should applicants not receive correspondence from the Maize Trust within the 8 weeks from the closing date, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.
  • The initial instalment of the bursary is payable in January of each year.
  • All bursary awards are conditional upon receipt of a positive report from the student’s supervisor.
  • Continued receipt of the bursary is dependent on a favourable supervisor’s progress report/s and the acceptance of the bursary holder’s progress report by the Maize Trust indicating how the recipient is progressing with his/her studies.
  • Applicants will be expected to submit a hard and soft copy of the completed thesis/dissertation on completion of their studies, which will be posted on relevant industry websites.

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