Thohoyandou – Matriculants coming from poor families in Limpopo’s Vhembe district are running out of time and are entitled to apply for bursaries to further their studies no later than the 18 January.
The municipality, which happens to be located in Thohoyandou, has earmarked R3.5 million to assist impoverished matriculants who meet the requirements to further their studies.
“These students must originate from poor families which happen to be incapable of helping them to access tertiary education as a result of poverty,” said District Mayor Florence Dzhombere when she revealed the bursary fund.
The bursary is exclusively accessible for studies associated with civil, electrical, mining and chemical engineering, auditing, financial accounting, economics and business management related to tourism, agriculture and mining.
Dzhombere pointed out that the bursary would cover tuition fees, books and accommodation.
“The individuals will need to demonstrate consistency in good performance at the same time their parents need to be unemployed or considered indigent,” she explained.
Preference is going to be provided to individuals who have passed Mathematics, Physical Science, Technology and commercial subjects.
“Successful recipients are going to be subjected to working for the municipality for a minimum of two years, except in cases where the district is not able to offer employment,” said Dzhombere.
Successful candidates are going to be urged to pursue their studies at the University of Venda, University of Limpopo, University of South Africa, Tshwane University of Technology’s Polokwane Campus, Madzivhandila Agricultural College and Vhembe FET College.
Application forms can be obtained at the mayor’s office.
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