Field of Study:
Students awarded a bursary by SUBTROP will be required to work for SUBTROP for a period of one year for each year that the bursary is awarded, provided that a position is available.
If no position is available at the time that the recipient completes his/her degree, there will be no obligation to SUBTROP.
Recipients of the bursary will be required to focus their seminars and projects on subtropical crops (avocado, mango, litchi) where possible.
AIM OF THE BURSARY
To assist students wishing to pursue a career in the Subtropical fruit industry in South Africa.
To this end, financial assistance will be provided to students studying towards a BSc (Agric), majoring in Horticultural Science, or related fields or Agricultural Economics.
Conditions of Bursary:
A panel appointed by SUBTROP will evaluate all applications. Applicants will be advised of the decision timeously. Successful applicants will be required to sign a contractual agreement with SUBTROP. The value of the bursary award will be dependent on each individual case and will be reviewed annually. If a recipient does not pass the course for which the bursary has been awarded, he/she will be required to pay back the bursary over a period equal to the length of the bursary, repayment commencing at the beginning of the year after the year in which the bursary was awarded.
For any one student, the bursary will be available for an initial period of one year, after which progress will determine the extension of the bursary. If a student is awarded the bursary for the first time, he/she will not automatically qualify for the bursary for the next year.
How to Apply:
Applications should be forwarded to the offices of SUBTROP, not later than 31 October of the year preceding the academic year for which the bursary is applied.
Applicants should supply the following minimum information:
Name Student Number (proof of university registration)
University name, postal address, email address
Name of your department head and a brief motivation from him/her in support of your application.
Past academic performance: subjects and symbols achieved.
Any applicable work experience
Names and contact details of 3 references (in addition to your departmental head)