Nine days left for matriculants to apply for the all-inclusive Sasol Inzalo Foundation bursary

Sasol Inzalo Foundation (SalF) is urging learners who have completed Grade 12 and have been admitted to an academic institution, to apply for its all-inclusive bursary before the closing date on Friday, 19 January.

To be considered, candidates must be South African citizens and have been accepted or provisionally accepted at a South African university or university of technology for 2018.

SalF was established in 2008 with a mandate to enable access to tertiary education opportunities for learners from low income households in South Africa and to assist in alleviating bottlenecks in the country’s schooling system.

The foundation also boosts the pool of vocational skills through its one-of-a-kind technical schools programme.

In the past, the SalF bursary programme only catered for learners studying towards a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related fields.

This has now been revised.

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Owing to the pressing need to improve access to tertiary education for young learners, the foundation has expanded its offering to allow learners to study towards careers in STEM-related and non-STEM related fields.

The latter includes a career of one’s choice, but exclusively for qualifying learners from Sasol fence-line communities, children of and /or Sasol Inzalo shareholders and children of Sasol employees.

The foundation offers a comprehensive bursary which covers the cost of tuition, registration, accommodation, books, laptop, monthly stipends, optometric support, academic support as well as psycho-social to enable them to successfully complete their studies.

How to apply: SMS ‘Inzalo’ to 33162 or message the word ‘Inzalo’ via Facebook Messenger on the page before 12 January.

Cost to apply: R1.50 per SMS, up to 10 SMSs. R0.25 to apply via Facebook Messenger.

Alternatively, contact the call centre at 0860 106 235 for more information about the bursary and how to apply.

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Arisja Misselhorn

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