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Pros and Cons: Scholarships


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Scholarships are one of the options for student funding that you may be investigating. In this mini series of articles names Pros and Cons, Bursaries Portal outlines the advantages and disadvantages of scholarships, bursaries and student loans. 

 

Pros

Scholarships are usually given to students who achieve high marks or do well in the topic they are covering.

There is no need to pay back the funding. 

 

Cons

Since for some scholarships you don't apply, they might be based on merit, you won't always know if you'll get the scholarship in advance. 

Normally since they're given based off of high achieving merits, they're in demand and are given to fewer people.

 

To read about the pros and cons of student loans, click here. To read about the pros and cons of bursaries, click here.

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Latest Bursaries

WK Construction awards a number of bursaries, that cover the full cost of studying, to successful candidates in the field of BSc Civil Engineering.

Exxaro is inviting full time students to apply for a bursary. Students currently in their 2nd, 3rd or 4th academic year of study can apply for bursary opportunities in the following disciplines:
  • BSc Geology – 2nd academic year

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) is offering bursaries to students studying in the following fields:

The Independent Field Advertiser (IFA) Bursary Scheme is giving academically deserving learners the opportunity to study further in their chosen profession.

IFA is a division of Clientèle Life. IFA is one of South Africa’s biggest network marketing companies.

All applicants will be notified via SMS of the status of their application by 30 June 2021

Founded in memory of the late Uyinene Mrwetyana, the Uyinene Mrwetyana Scholarship for Women is open for applications. 

The scholarship will be awarded to women students who are pursuing a degree in the Faculty of Humanities at UCT. Applicants will need to demonstrate evidence of leadership in social justice and social activism.

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