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Organization : South African Statistical Association (SASA)
Announcement : Academic Scholarship And Bursaries
Applicable for : South African citizens – Third Year
Head Office : Elizabeth
Last Date: 6th of January 2017

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Website : http://www.sastat.org.za/scholarships-2nd-and-3rd-year-students
Guideline : https://www.southafricain.com/uploads/2917-SASA-Applications.docx

SASA Academic Scholarship & Bursaries :

** Applicants for third year awards at any South African university for the academic year commencing January/February 2017 must complete Part I as soon as possible and then request an academic referee to complete Part II.

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** The form must then be returned by the academic referee (not the applicant) to Ms CM Clohessy, Department of Statistics, PO Box 77000, NMMU, Port Elizabeth, 6031.

** All applications must reach Ms CM Clohessy no later than Friday the 6th of January 2017 .
** Documents can also be emailed to chantelle.clohessy2 AT nmmu.ac.za.
** Applications received thereafter will not be considered.A maximum of three awards will be made.

** The first award, a R8000 Scholarship for Academic Merit is made to the best 2nd year Statistics/Mathematical Statistics student upon proof of registration for a 3rd year Statistics course at a South African university.
** This is a prestigious award and is accompanied by a SASA merit certificate.

** There are two bursaries, each to the value of R13000, available to academically deserving students who have financial need.
** The awards will be paid into the student’s university fee’s account once all winners’ documents have been verified; this is usuallyin March or April 2017.

Note :
** Award amounts may change in accordance with budget (traditionally an increased value).
** The application forms are assessed by the SASA Education Committee, an award giving body.
** This body is not a University admitting authority;the onus is on the student applying for this awardtoensure that they are accepted at a South African University.

Points to note :
** It is essential that an academic referee (preferably from a University Statistics Department) who has personal knowledge of the applicant’s ability and qualifications completePart II of this application.

** Preference will be given to candidates who have passed two full courses in Mathematics at University level.
** Candidates need to complete the application form in its entirety and submit all documents requested.
** The bursary/scholarship is only available to South African citizens.
** Last day of submission, 6th of January 2017.

Documents that must accompany this application form :
** A certified copy of the applicant’s Matriculation Certificate (or equivalent).
** A certified copy (or original) academic transcript of the applicant’s latest results issued by the relevant university.

Note:
** A credit certificate is insufficient information for the committee to make informed decisions on academic ability. Submission of complete academic records will better support an application.
** A certified copy of the applicant’s identity document/passport.
** If applying for a bursary, any supporting documentation verifying financial need.

Note:
** It is essential to provide verification of financial need. Supporting letters from members of standing in the community who will vouch for the applicant will allow the committee to make a more objective decision on the application. All correspondence in this respect will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.
** Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Check List :
Please ensure that all the relevant items are completed before submitting your application :
** Application form in full.
** Part II to my academic referee.
** A certified copy my Matriculation certificate (or equivalent).
** A certified copy of my FULL academic record.
** A certified copy of my identity document/passport.
** Proof of my existing student loan value (if applicable).
** Documented evidence of financial need (if applicable).

Contact Address :
SASA
PO Box 3341
Matieland
7602
South Africa

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