Maize Trust Bursary Application
Maize Trust Bursary is happy to announce that application is open. Are you a South African Student? This could be the life experience you have been waiting for to advance your studies.
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ABOUT MAIZE TRUST
The Maize Trust, established in 1998, was formed following the Maize Board closing, with the most important goal of promoting the maize industry of South Africa.
The Trust provides the maize industry with financial support, to organizations and institutions who run market and production related search programmes.
The Trust also provides funding assimilation and circulation of market information, as well as to increase market access for the maize industry’s benefit.
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What you need to know about MAIZE TRUST BURSARY
LEVEL/ FIELDS COVERED
The Maize Trust will be awarding bursaries within fields related to the Agricultural sector and to the South African maize industry. Bursaries will be awarded specifically within the following fields of study (Masters and Doctoral studies only):
- Agricultural Economics
- Agricultural Meteorology
- Agricultural Engineering
- Plant Breeding
- Plant Physiology
- Plant Biochemistry
- Plant Pathology
- Plant Entomology
- Plant Nematology
- Pasture Science
- Food Sciences (relevant to the crop industry)
- Livestock Science
- Weed Science
- Soil Science
- Soil Microbiology
- Molecular Biology
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Bursaries will be awarded to the value of R78 334 per annum for MSc students (for 2 years) and R94 817 per-annum for both PhD students (for 3 years ). Bursary funding must be used to offset the price of tuition fees, prescribed textbooks, living expenses as well as other study materials.
Once students have graduated, they must work within the maize industry of South Africa, for a length of time corresponding to the bursary received.
MAIZE TRUST BURSARY APPLICATION ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Applicants should meet the following minimal entrance standards before applying (please notice that failure to meet each of the requirements will result to your application not being considered):
- South African citizen
- Completed Matric
- Studying full time within one of the aforementioned fields of study (MSc or PhD only)
- Studying at a recognized University in South Africa
- Intend on conducting a thesis on a topic that has been approved by the Maize Trust
- Willing to work within the South African maize industry after completing your studies
- Have read and agreed to all terms of the Maize Trust Bursary Scheme Agreement (.pdf)
HOW TO APPLY FOR MAIZE TRUST BURSARY
Download and complete the Maize Trust Bursary Form (. pdf)
Submit clear copies of these supporting documentation together with your completed application Form (the submission of these documents is mandatory — if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):
- ID document (certified copy of)
- Matric certificate (certified copy of)
- Other qualification certificates (certified copy of)
- Full tertiary academic record
- Curriculum Vitae
- Summary/ short description of your intended thesis
Applications must be submitted electronically via email to: [email protected]
(Insert the words “Maize Trust Bursary Application – Your Full Name” in the email subject line).
MAIZE TRUST BURSARY Deadline
31 January yearly.
(Applications submitted following this date won’t be accepted — please apply prior to the deadline to make sure your application is considered.)
CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER
For any questions associated with the bursary programme, please contact L&L Agricultural Services (the Maize Trust’s bursary administrators) directly:
Contact Person: Audra du Plessis
Tel: 012 807 3958/ 012 807 4191
Fax: 012 349 8707
Email: [email protected]