2017 IFA BURSARY SCHEME
Young African professionals are the driving force for change in Africa. IFA is committed to giving academically deserving learners the opportunity to lead a successful career in their chosen profession. We are proud to have invested over R8 million since 2009 in the IFA Bursary Scheme and given over 80 learners the opportunity to study at top tertiary institutions across the country.
Up to 10 bursaries are up for grabs nationally in 2017. Apply now!
CLOSING DATE: 30 APRIL 2016
HOW TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM
1. Make sure that you read every section and that the information you provide is accurate.
2. INCOMPLETE APPLICATION FORMS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
3. The following documents must be attached to and submitted with the application form:
• If you are currently in Grade 12, a certified copy of your final Grade 11 and April 2016 Grade 12 examination results or an appropriate progress report is required. Outcome Based Education (OBE) school reports must show the percentage obtained per subject;
• Should you have passed Grade 12 but have not commenced university studies and are still within the qualifying age, you need to provide your final Grade 12 examination results;
• If you are in your first year at university, include a certified copy of your Grade 12 examination results and current academic results;
• A certified copy of your ID or Birth Certificate;
• An ID photograph. This must be attached in the allocated space above;
• At least two testimonials: One testimonial from an educational official e.g. school principal, teacher or lecturer; and the other from a member of your community, e.g. a religious or community leader;
• A motivational letter written by yourself, the applicant, stating why you should be considered for a bursary and explaining why you require funding via the bursary;
• A motivational letter from your parents;
• E-mailed, faxed and photocopied forms will NOT be accepted.
4. Your application will NOT be considered if you do not furnish proof of the required academic results or records.
5. Attach certified copies of the required documents at the back of the application form. Do NOT submit them separately. Do NOT send original documents.
THE IFA BURSARY SCHEME APPLICATION PROCESS
• Only original application forms that are complete and that have the required documentation a
nd photograph attached will be considered.
• All applicants will be notified of the status of their application by 30 June 2016.
• Short-listed applicants will be required to attend an interview conducted by a member of the IFA Bursary Committee and will also be required to complete an online career assessment, which will be arranged by the company.
• The final list of successful bursary recipients for 2017 will be published by 12 January 2017. This will be on condition that their final Grade 12 results or first year university results (2016) meet the minimum prescribed criteria and confirmation of acceptance at an approved tertiary institution has been received. A final confirmation will be sent in writing to the successful applicants by 19 January 2017. Following this final confirmation, the bursary recipient must liaise with the CSI Officer to finalise the details of costs to be covered by the bursary. At this time, a contract between the bursary recipient and Clientèle/IFA will be entered into. The signed contract must be returned to the CSI Officer by no later than 31 January 2017.
• The IFA Bursary Committee determines which applicants are successful through a comprehensive review process. The committee’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The closing date for 2017 bursary applications is 30 April 2016. No late applications will be accepted.