Office of the Premier in the North West Province is inviting qualifying learners, students and unemployed youth who are South Africans and residing in the North West, to apply for a bursary to study on a full-time basis at any tertiary institution in the country.
The Provincial Bursary and Skills Development Fund targets Grade 12 learners, those who have already passed Grade 12 and those already at the tertiary institutions and are interested in furthering their studies in the fields of: Agriculture; Culture and Arts; Tourism; Construction, Building and Roads, Mining Engineering; Law; Other Engineering Fields, Accounting/ Commerce and Finance; Health related fields; Education; Mathematics, and Science and Technology.
Application forms are to be collected from Office of Premier offices in all the districts as well as at Labour Centres, Districts and Local municipalities and traditional authority offices. The completed forms must be submitted back at the same offices.
The call for bursaries application comes after the hosting of a Provincial Skills Development Lekgotla in September this year, that was aimed at amongst others, assessing the province’s skills capacity needs, this with a view to enable the province to proactively respond to the needs of the growing economy.
The Provincial Bursary and Skills Development Fund has for the current academic year supported more than 280 under-graduates from the North West Province, who are financially needy and performing well academically.
The deadline for submission of applications for funding in 2019 is 11thJanuary 2019, and no late submissions will be accepted.