How to Apply for Eduvos Bursaries 2024

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How to Apply for Eduvos Bursaries in 2024

Applying for bursaries can be an intimidating process, but it’s an important step towards making your education more affordable. This comprehensive guide will walk you through all the key information you need to successfully apply for Eduvos bursaries in 2024 across high school, tertiary studies, and special financial assistance programs.

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How to Apply for Eduvos Bursaries 2024

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High School Bursaries

Eduvos offers merit-based bursaries for promising high school students to cover tuition fees, transport, books, and more. You can also apply for bursaries from external providers.

Eduvos Merit Bursaries

The Eduvos merit bursaries reward top academic performers whose financial background may prevent them from reaching their full potential.

Key Details

  • Applications open: May 2023
  • Application deadline: 30 September 2023
  • Submit online application form on Eduvos website
  • Bursary covers: tuition, transport, books, uniform, boarding (if applicable)
  • Award value: up to 100% of school fees

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify you must:

  • Be a South African citizen
  • Achieve at least 70%+ average across all subjects
  • Demonstrate financial need

Required Supporting Documents

You will need to submit the following with your application:

  • Latest academic transcript
  • Copy of ID or birth certificate
  • Proof of household income (pay slips, affidavits etc.)
  • Motivation letter

External Provider Bursaries

Some many external companies and organisations offer high school bursaries. Some popular examples include:

  • Aloe Foundation Bursaries
  • TRACE Bursary Scheme
  • Midas Education Bursary
  • Leroy Merlin Scholarship Fund

How to Apply

  • Identify bursaries you are eligible for
  • Follow application instructions per bursary provider
  • Typical documents needed:
  • Academic records
  • ID copy
  • Income affidavits
  • Reference letters

Tertiary Bursaries

Eduvos provides several tertiary bursaries for past Eduvos learners who have matriculated. Other companies also offer support.

Eduvos Alumni Bursary

This bursary supports high-achieving Eduvos alumni in their first year of tertiary study.

Key Details

  • Applications open: 1 April 2023
  • Application deadline: 31 July 2023
  • Apply online via Eduvos alumni portal
  • Covers tuition, books, residence fees
  • Award value up to R50 000

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify you must:

  • Have attended an Eduvos secondary school
  • Achieved bachelor pass in final exams
  • Have proof of registration at public university, TVET college or accredited qualification

Required Supporting Documents

You will need to provide:

  • Academic transcript
  • Proof of registration at tertiary institution
  • Motivation letter
  • Income proof

Vela Trust Scholarship

An external bursary from Vela Trust supporting study in sciences.

Key Details

  • Applications open: 1 May 2023
  • Application deadline: 30 June 2023
  • Submit online application on Vela Trust website
  • Bursary covers: full tuition fees, books, laptop, living expenses
  • Award value: up to R120 000

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify:

  • Must be pursuing BSc, engineering or relevant STEM degree
  • Have excelled in matric physical sciences and math
  • Proven financial need

Required Supporting Documents

  • Matric results
  • University registration details
  • Parent’s income affidavit
  • Reference letter

Opportunity Fund Bursaries

For learners with sudden financial distress, Eduvos administers an emergency bursary program through Opportunity Funds. This offers case-by-case tuition assistance.

This is an internal fund to help current Eduvos learners continue their studies when their financial circumstances suddenly change during the academic year due to:

  • Death in the family
  • Loss of employment/income
  • Unavoidable expenses like medical care
  • Other personal crisis

Learn more about the Opportunity Fund Bursaries.

How to Apply

If you experience dramatic change in your financial situation:

  • Contact your Eduvos school’s bursar office directly
  • Explain your circumstances and financial difficulty
  • Provide supporting documentation like:
  • Income statements
  • Affidavits
  • Medical reports
  • The Bursar office will evaluate eligibility for emergency financial aid on a case-by-case basis
  • If approved, you will receive a bursary covering a portion of unpaid tuition fees

Accept the offer if you are approved to continue your studies.

Tips for Applying for Eduvos Bursaries

Follow these top tips when applying for any Eduvos bursaries or financial assistance:

High School Bursaries

  • Start early: Begin working on your bursary application as early as possible. Don’t leave it to the last minute.
  • Submit neat, complete application before deadline: Follow all instructions closely and submit your neat, organised application by the cut-off date. Incomplete or late applications may be disqualified.
  • Choose reliable referees: Select teachers, coaches, community leaders who know you well to provide accurate, positive references.
  • Follow up: Politely check in with the bursaries office to confirm they received your submission and if they require any further info.

Tertiary Bursaries

  • Apply as soon as applications open: As soon as you have your final matric marks, start preparing your supporting documents for tertiary bursary applications.
  • Submit well ahead of deadline: Complete and submit your neat tertiary bursary applications at least 2 weeks before the closing date. This gives time to rectify any issues.
  • Thoroughly follow instructions: Read the application guidelines closely and ensure you submit all required paperwork correctly.
  • Start scholarship search early: Research and apply for multiple external tertiary education scholarships and bursaries over your vacation, not just Eduvos ones.

Opportunity Fund Bursaries

  • Discuss situation openly with bursar
  • Cooperate fully: Provide all relevant supporting documentation required to facilitate financial assistance.
  • Accept offer if approved: If you receive confirmation of an Opportunity Fund award, accept it so you are able to continue your studies.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions about applying for Eduvos bursaries in 2024? Here are answers to some common queries:

What percentage of school fees do Eduvos merit bursaries cover?

  • Eduvos high school merit bursaries cover up to 100% of tuition costs based on your financial need circumstances and availability of funding. Percentage awarded is decided case-by-case.

When should I apply for tertiary bursaries?

  • Start applications in April/May when you receive your final Grade 12 results. This ensures you meet early deadlines for many external bursaries and scholarships.

How do external bursary providers select recipients?

  • External bursary decisions involve a combination of factors like academic achievement, financial need, field of study, personal essay, interview performance and availability of funds. Review selection criteria per bursary.

If my financial situation changes, can I still qualify for financial assistance?

Yes. If you experience sudden financial distress due to death, job loss etc. during the school year, contact your Eduvos bursar office immediately to discuss possible support through the Opportunity Fund. Provide full details and documentation so they can evaluate your eligibility.

What happens if I submit a late bursary application?

Most Eduvos and external bursaries enforce firm deadlines. Late or incomplete applications are usually not accepted, so make sure to prepare your submission well in advance. Only in exceptional cases may late Opportunity Fund emergency assistance requests be considered.

Conclusion

Applying for financial aid takes time and effort, but is well worth it to access quality education. This guide summarizes the main Eduvos bursaries available in 2024 across school and higher education, their processes and requirements. Make sure to follow all the steps and apply as early as possible. If your financial situation unexpectedly changes, Eduvos does provide case-by-case assistance. For any other questions, contact your school’s bursar office. Implement these tips and submit complete applications to give yourself the best shot at receiving an Eduvos bursary!

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  1. KGALEGI OARABILE

    I am a first year student in EDUVOS and I am looking for a Bursary for the course of BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PSYCHOLOGY AND ENGLISH My name is OARABILE KGALEGI with cellphone number 0810120943 I will be attending EDUVOS in Pretoria. My e-mail is [email protected]

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