By Kaya 959 Reporter
The Department of Social Development has launched bursaries and financial assistance for students in Gauteng.
This is to promote skills development and quality education. Students must excel academically and have a passion to pursue a career in the social sector.
The department will award bursaries to those wanting to study towards a qualification in Community Development, Financial Management and Demography.
Those who wish to study Population Studies, Clinical Psychology and Occupational Therapy may also apply.
Students must not be benefitting from any other bursary programme.
The bursary will cover registration, tuition, prescribed books and study material.
Who qualifies for the Gauteng bursary programme?
Those who wish to apply for the Gauteng bursary programme must be:
- Permanent residents in Gauteng or at least one year prior to application
- A South African citizen
- Currently studying or planning to study full time
- Accepted to study at a recognised tertiary institution.
The department says youth from all races and genders who meet the minimum requirements may apply. Youth leaving child and youth care facilities and youth with disabilities are also encouraged to apply.
Candidates can collect and submit application forms at any Gauteng Social Development office.
Applicants must apply with a certified copy of their ID as well as certified copies of their Matric certificate and all tertiary documents.
They will also need proof of registration, a motivational letter, proof of residence, proof of parents or guardians income and an affidavit if unemployed.
All successful applicants will be required to enter into a contractual agreement with the Department of Social Development.
The closing date for applicants is November 17, 2021.