Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education (SITFE) Bursary 2022

Bursary description:

  • SITFE is one of South Africa’s oldest Trust Funds, having been established in 1965 as a private sector effort. SITFE’s objective is to support, promote, and develop sustainable, high-quality education in  sugarcane-growing communities in South Africa.
  • SITFE has funded school building projects, provided financial aid to higher institutions, and  collaborated with educational organizations to grant bursaries to over 10,000 students.
  • The bursary is the sugar industry’s flagship initiative and a vital tool for assisting the government in addressing inequities in science, agriculture, and engineering.
  • Children of farmworkers can apply for any field of study.
  • The bursary is only available for students from Kwa-Zulu Natal and Mpumalanga.

Must be interested in enrolling or studying the following degrees:

  • Agriculture
  • Engineering
  • Science

Bursary requirements:

  • Should be a South African citizen.
  • Should be studying at the degrees mentioned above.
  • Should be studying at an recognized/accredited university.
  • Should be in Matric or completed Matric.
  • Sugarcane growing areas, where mills and sugar industry administrative infrastructure are located,  must provide a source of revenue for your family.
  • Should be based in Mpumalanga and Kwa-Zulu Natal.

How to apply:

  • Applications should be completed online by clicking the Apply Here button below.

The following documentation may be required for the bursary application:

  • Certified copy of your South African ID (Less than 3 months old).
  • Documentation of why you need financial assistance, this can include parent’s pay slip and a motivational letter.
  • Acceptance letter/document from the university stating you have been accepted for the enrollment of the studies you will be pursuing.
  • Certified copy of your latest academic record for university students.
  • Certified copy of your Academic record (Grade 12 latest academic record/Grade 11 final academic record).