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Potato Industry Development Trust Bursaries South Africa 2022-2023

ABOUT THE COMPANY – POTATO INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT TRUST (PIDT)

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Potatoes South Africa are focused on serving, promoting and protecting the interests of the potato industry within South Africa. The companies Board of Directors are responsible for ensuring that the countries the potato producers interests and the overall potato industry is served constituted.

The Potato Industry Development Trust (PIDT) was established in 2004 in order to assist students with funding within the agricultural field of study. The Trust’s goal is to ensure the continuity of skilled employees into the countries potato industry.

ABOUT THE PIDT BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

The Potato Industry Development Trust (PIDT), through Potatoes South Africa, are inviting students to apply for bursary funding for the 2022 academic year.

The PIDT will be awarding bursaries for studies, within the following Agricultural fields:
Undergraduate studies: Agricultural Production, Agronomy, Plant Production, Soil Science.
Postgraduate studies: Honours, Masters or PhD – with a Potato Related Topic.

MORE ABOUT THE PIDT BURSARY PROGRAMME – OTHER OPPORTUNITIES & SELECTION

Students will also have the opportunity to take part in an internship and a workplace experience program, in order to enhance their skills and secure employment opportunities.
Once students have completed their studies, they will be required to work for a potato-industry related organisation, company or institution for an amount of time equal to their bursary award.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted – if you do not receive any feedback by 28 February 2022 at the latest, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PIDT BURSARY

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
Undergraduate students:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must be studying towards one of the aforementioned Agriculture qualifications
  • You must be in the 1st or later year of study (the bursary will cover from 2nd year of study)
  • You must be studying at a recognised South African tertiary institution
  • You must have a strong academic record

Postgraduate students:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must be studying towards an Honours, Masters or PhD qualification, with a Potato Related Topic
  • You must be studying at a recognised South African tertiary institution
  • You must have a strong academic record

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE PIDT BURSARY

Download and complete the relevant bursary application form:

Undergraduate studies: PIDT Bursary Application Form (Undergraduate) (.pdf)

Postgraduate studies: PIDT Bursary Application Form (Postgraduate) (.pdf)
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):
Undergraduate students:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Qualification certificates (certified copies)
  • Latest academic transcripts/ records (on institutions letterhead)
  • Admission letter from tertiary institution (on institutions letterhead)
  • Any additional documents that may be relevant to your application

Postgraduate students:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Qualification certificates (certified copies)
  • Latest academic transcripts/ records (on institutions letterhead)
  • Admission letter from tertiary institution (on institutions letterhead)
  • Colour photograph (full length)
  • Masters/ PhD students: progress report/ recommendation letter from a supervisor
  • Any additional documents that may be relevant to your application

 

Applications must be submitted electronically in one of the following ways:
1) Email: bursaries1@potatoes.co.za
2) Fax: 086 577 9944

Please insert the words “PIDT Bursary Application: Undergraduate – Your Name” or “PIDT Bursary Application: Postgraduate – Your Name” in the email subject line or on your fax covering letter.

CLOSING DATE FOR THE PIDT BURSARY

31 October 2021.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the Potato Industry Development Trust directly:
Tel: 012 349 1906
Email: bursaries1@potatoes.co.za
Please do NOT contact the PIDT if this bursary has already closed. View our other bursaries open for application here: https://www.zabursaries.co.za/bursary-news/

This bursary listing was last updated on: 1 July 2021.

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