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nyda.gov.za Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship : National Youth Development Agency

Organisation : National Youth Development Agency
Announcement : Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship
Applicable for : South African citizens between 14 – 35
Application Deadline : 15 September 2016 until 15 January 2017

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Website : http://www.nyda.gov.za/
Application form : https://www.southafricain.com/uploads/127-Application_Form.pdf

Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship :

Eligibility Criteria :
** Students must be applying for admission to one of the public universities as a 1st year full-time student in a priority study (see below).

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** High school learners who plan to attend one of the public universities or university of technology after completing the National Senior Certificate
** Must meet University Admission Points Score (APS) and achieve an average of 70% in the NSC exams
** Must be South African citizens between 14 – 35
** Financial neediness – combined household salary of less than R15 000 a month
** Reside in rural/semi-rural areas

Priority of Study :
** Full-time degrees that fall within the priority growth sectors, critical and scarce skills areas outlined in the labour planning framework of the country.

How to apply :
** Applications can be completed online or manual.
** Click to start completing your online application.
** Click to download an application form or get one from your nearest branch.
** Complete the form and send to VDG House, Victoria Road, Plumstead, Cape Town 7945 or email to studentfunding AT studentfundingportal.com.
** It is the responsibility of the applicant to fully complete the online application form.
** Electronic applications are the preferred method of applying as they ensure speed, accuracy and efficiency.
** For enquiries about applications, call 021 200 476 or 0872300194.
** Applications for the 2017 academic year are open from 15 September 2016 until 15 January 2017.

Please note :
** Application does not automatically mean acceptance; a selection will be made of students to be covered by the scholarship programme.
** NO late applications will be considered.

** For the 2017 Academic year, only degree studies at public Universities and Universities of Technology will be considered.
** This does NOT include TVET colleges.

The following costs are covered by the Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship :
** Tuition
** Accommodation
** Meals
** Study Books

FAQs :
1. What is the difference between a Bursary and a Scholarship?
A scholarship is a financial award granted to a student on the basis of the student’s academic or sporting excellence. A Bursary is a financial award granted to a student on the basis of the student’s financial neediness. For the Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship Fund, the student has to produce proof that his/ her parent(s) or guardian(s) are not in a position to afford paying for tertiary education (earn under R15 000 household income per month).

2. How many people will benefit from the scholarship?
A total of about 150 students will benefit from the scholarship starting in 2017. About 300 students from previous intakes are still on the scholarship.

3.How do I submit my application?
You can submit your application online via the NYDA website or send a printed completed form to the address given in ‘applications’. NO faxing or direct submissions to universities or NYDA offices.**

4. Can I submit my application form at an NYDA branch as it is closest to where I stay?
No. You can either apply online or send your manual form to the address provided.

5. Can I use my mid-year Grade 12 or Grade 11 results to apply for scholarship fund?
Yes, but you will also have to attach or send your matric certificate once you receive it.

6. Will the funding from the scholarship also assist me with my registration fee that is required at the beginning of the academic year?

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