BWA 2016 Bursary

2016 Bursary
Application form


About the Bursary

Since 1988, the Businesswomen’s Association has been awarding postgraduate bursaries to deserving women students at Honours, Masters and Doctorate level in all disciplines.

Application Requirements

  • South African women with a valid ID number are eligible to apply
  • Member of the BWA in good standing
  • Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree from a recognised tertiary institution
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a proven record of academic excellence (an aggregate of 65% and above) from a recognised academic institution
  • Pursuing a postgraduate degree / diploma
  • Completed and signed application form with accompanying documents (see Application for Bursary on page 3) by 07 November 2016

Bursary Amounts

The Bursary fund is accumulated from the proceeds of the Businesswoman of the Year Awards, which fluctuates every year. This may, therefore, result in a partial contribution towards the overall cost of the academic programme. The bursary awarded will cover one academic year only. The recipient awarded the bursary will need to re-apply for any subsequent years of their academic programme should the programme be longer than one academic year. This, however, does not guarantee automatic selection for the next bursary to be awarded.

The bursary will contribute towards:

  • Registration
  • Tuition
  • .

Application Procedure

Applications are to be emailed through to programmes1@bwasa.co.za by 07 November 2016

Shortlisting Process

Bursary applications are short listed according to the following criteria:

  • The applicant is pursuing a course of study that will add value to the Association and to the South African socio-economic landscape
  • All shortlisted candidates will be required to present themselves in an interview, either in person or via an electronic medium such as Skype if not based in Gauteng.
  • Successful applicants will be informed in writing via email by 30 November 2016. Kindly ensure that all contact details are correct on the application form.

Obligations of bursary recipient

  • Repayment: The BWA does not currently require bursary recipients to repay the bursary. However, should the recipient fail, she will be required to repay the bursary.
  • Access to research: In such cases where the Businesswomen's Association has given a bursary to a student to conduct research such as in the case of a thesis, the Businesswomen's Association would have access to the research generated and the opportunity to participate in generating the research should that be required by the student
  • Commitment to serve the BWA for a year: The Bursary recipient will be expected to commit to serving the BWA by signing a voluntary service agreement with the association. Service to the BWA could consist of:
    • Joining a regional executive committee and serving as a committee member, or
    • Adopting any of the BWA programmes and championing the programme, or
    • Speaking at regional events across the country, or
    • Assisting with fund raising for the BWA.

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