Attorneys Fidelity Fund Bursaries
The Attorneys Fidelity Fund bursaries grant financial support to law faculties at South African universities in order to train more future practitioners and to encourage high standards in legal education. The Fund’s Bursary Committee of the Board of Control exclusively awards and determines the amount of bursary.
Bursaries are only awarded for a maximum period of two years at a South African University. The bursary only covers the tuition fees of a recipient for LLB studies, while a maximum of R8 000 per year, for further studies.
Terms and Conditions of the Bursary:
- Bursary holders must submit an official transcript of academic records to the Fund within three months after the end of each academic year. If the results are deemed unsatisfactory, the Fund’s Board of Control has the right to terminate the bursary.
- Bursary holders must disclose in writing to the Fund regarding any other bursary, grant or financial assistance that he/she is receiving. The Board of Control has the right to either cancel or reduce the amount of the bursary or impose further conditions as it may deem fit.
- Bursary holders must submit a copy of the degree certificate to the Fund after the completion of the LL.B degree.
- The Board of Control reserves the right to withdraw any bursary in the event of non-compliance with the above-mentioned conditions, bursary holders conducting in a manner which may be deemed unworthy by the Board of Control and misuse of the bursary in any way by the bursary holders.
Bursary Requirements and Eligibility
For LLB Study:
- Minimum qualification of a BA (Law), B Comm (Law), B Iuris or B Proc degree or a similar OR Completion of the first two years of the revised 4-year LLB curriculum
- Currently 2nd year and upwards students
- Proven financial need
- Outstanding academic merit
For Further Study:
- Practicing or candidate attorney
- Applicants who wish to continue study for an LL.D, Ph.D. or MPIL degree at a South African university to improve professional qualifications
How to Apply and Application Details
- Download and complete the appropriate application form:
- Alternatively, send Mr. Shawn Africa a letter via post, fax or e-mail to request a prescribed application form using the contact details indicated in the Contact Details section of this post.
- Accompany your application form with certified copies of the following documents:
- Passport size photo, to be attached to the application form
- South African ID
- Official transcript of records
- Latest recommendation letter from the Dean of Faculty of Law of the institution where the applicant is studying.
- Send your applications through post or hand delivery. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.
15 August each year.
Mr Shawn Africa
Attorneys Fidelity Fund
Address: 5th Floor Waalburg Building 28 Wale Street Cape Town, 8001
Post: P O Box 3062 Cape Town, 8000 Docex 154 Cape Town
Tel: 021 424 4608
Fax: 086 434 7299
IFA Bursary South Africa 2020 – 2021
ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE & SELECTION
The IFA will be awarding bursaries to children of active members, within their chosen field of study.
The bursary value will be to a maximum of R60 000 per annum, covering tuition fees, prescribed books, accommodation and study equipment.
- South African citizen
- A biological child/ child of a legal guardian of an active IFA who are paying their monthly business fees (and must remain an active member for the duration of your studies)
- IFA member must remain an active member for the entire duration of your studies
- Under 21 years old at the time of bursary application deadline (30 April)
- Completed Matric OR currently in Matric
- Achieved a minimum overall average of 60% in Grade 11 final results or in Matric
- Studying or intend on studying towards a full-time undergraduate qualification (first and second year only)
- Studying or intend on studying at a South African tertiary institute, accredited by the Department of Education
- NOT currently in receipt of any other bursary funding from another institute
- Will complete your studies in the minimum number of years as stated by your tertiary institution
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY
Download and complete the IFA Bursary Application Form
Submit the following supporting documentation along with your application form:
- ID document (certified copy)
- ID photo attached to the form
- Grade 11 final results (certified copy)
- Matric results or progress report, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
- Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
- Latest tertiary progress report, if currently in your first year of tertiary studies (certified copy)
- Parents/ guardians proof of income (if employed: latest payslips/ letter from employer/ tax return statement, if unemployed: sworn statement, if self-employed: latest financial statement)
- Death certificates if one or both parents are deceased
- Proof of legal guardian (where applicable)
- Sworn statement from one parent if your parents are separated/ divorced
- Motivational letter written by your parent/ guardian
- Confirmation of acceptance to university (to be sent successful candidates by 20 January 2021)
Applications can be submitted in one of the following ways:
The CSI Officer IFA
P O Box 1316
2) Hand delivered:
Clientèle Office Park
Cnr Rivonia and Alon Roads
30 April 2020.
CETA bursary opportunities
What the bursary covers
Undergraduates and post-graduate studies
Fees for tuition and books only
Special needs allowances
Who MUST apply:
South African Citizen only, preferably employed at the time of application
Students registered/accepted for the above qualifications (in any year of study)
Preference will be given to historically disadvantaged individuals
Must have passed their previous year of study (if student was enrolled in 2019)
Must not be funded from any other source/sponsor/financial aid.
Documents required for application:
Completed application form (attached)
One (1) page Curriculum Vitae
Proof of employment: letter from organisation confirming student employment
Proof of registration or acceptance letter for the 2020 academic year in any of the
Certified copy of your ID*
Certified proof of highest qualification achieved (matric/senior certificate)
If already studying, latest academic results from previous academic year
Proof of address where student is currently staying (if different from home)
NB: All documents requiring commissioner of oaths must be certified in 2020
Closing date: 28 FEBRUARY 2020*