Varsity bursaries up for grabs

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Polokwane - The Executive Mayor of the Mopani District Municipality in Giyani, Limpopo, Joshua Matlou, is giving away bursaries to students from poor backgrounds and those with disabilities in the district.

"These bursaries will be awarded to learners who have passed Grade 12 with a Bachelor Admission and who wish to further their studies in civil engineering, quantity surveying and construction in the engineering field; food management, animal science, plant production and soil science in the agricultural field; and accounting sciences and internal auditing in the sciences management field," said Matlou.

He added that although students who had successfully passed their first academic year at university would also be considered, new students were preferred.

"All interested students will be required to write a motivation letter detailing why they think they should be considered for a bursary," he added.

Matriculants can visit their nearest municipality in the district to obtain forms. They must also submit detailed and comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV), matric results or recent academic records, a certified copy of an identity document, admission letter or proof of registration from a recognised tertiary education institution, proof of parents' or guardian's income and proof of residence.

The closing date for the applications is 31 January.