Education Empowerment and Development Fund (EEDF) Bursary South Africa 2024

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROVIDER – EEDF

The Education Empowerment and Development Fund (EEDF) is a leading non-profit organization with the main goal of empowering young students through valuable education. EEDF aids these students by providing comprehensive support such as academic help, financial aid, and mentorship, thus leading to success and personal growth. EEDF is committed and passionate about growth, aimed at eliminating all barriers and fostering new opportunities. This is further echoed by EEDF addressing the challenges faced in Higher Education, and empowering students to achieve their goals and make a valuable contribution to the community.
 

ABOUT THE EEDF BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

The Education Empowerment and Development Fund is inviting students to apply for their bursary programme, for the 2024 academic year.

Bursaries will be awarded for studies including, but not limited to, the following fields:

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Accounting (CA stream)
  • Business Management
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Data Science
  • Diagnostic Radiography
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Information technology
  • LLB
  • Logistics Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgy Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Property Studies
  • Real Estate
  • Software Engineering

ABOUT THE EEDF BURSARY PROGRAMME – EXPENSES COVERED & OBLIGATION

The value and coverage of the bursary will depend on the student’s household income, with students from the missing middle (i.e. those between the R350 000 and R600 000 bracket) receiving greater support and NSFAS eligible students (.i.e below R350 000) receiving partial support .

Students from the “missing middle” will receive full cover for the following expenses: registration costs, tuition fees, accommodation, study materials and a laptop allowance for first year students. Bursary recipients will also receive tutoring, mentorship, meal assistance, and mental health support.

Students who are eligible for NSFAS funding will receive full cover for the following expenses: registration fees, as well as comprehensive nonfinancial support, including mentorship, mental health support, and academic guidance.

www.zabursaries.co.za is committed to keeping you up to date with the latest bursary opportunities, and this article covers all details about the EEDF Bursary.

This comprehensive bursary programme was created to aid young and aspiring students in achieving their academic and career goals. As part of the EEDF’s goal of nurturing future leaders, the successful candidate is expected to engage in various voluntary work, such as mentorship.

Therefore, upon successful completion of their studies, the recipient of the EEDF bursary will be required to contribute to the community by providing mentorship services.
 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE EEDF 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):

  • You must be a South African citizen or permanent resident
  • You must be between the ages of 18 and 25 years old
  • You must be entering your first year or final year of studies in 2024
  • You must have a combined household income of less than R600 000 per annum
  • You must be accepted, enrolled or provisionally accepted at one of the following tertiary institutions: North West University / University of Johannesburg / University of Pretoria / University of the Witwatersrand

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE EEDF BURSARY

Applications must be submitted online at: EEDF Bursary Application 2024

Enter “www.zabursaries.co.za” in the field asking how you heard about the EEDF Bursary.
 

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Full academic record if currently studying
  • Proof of registration/ acceptance into any of the aforementioned tertiary institutions
  • Proof of household income (recent payslips if employed/ affidavit if unemployed)
  • Proof of residence (utility bill or rental agreement)
  • Proof of disability (if applicable)
  • Motivational letter stating why you should receive this award (read our tips on how to write a motivational letter for your bursary application)
  • Recommendation letters from teachers, mentors, or other individuals that can speak on behalf of your academic achievements, potential and character (preferable)

Note: All supporting documents must be submitted in PDF format.
 

CLOSING DATE FOR THE EEDF BURSARY

1 November 2023.
(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 Education Empowerment and Development Fund (EEDF) directly:
Tel: 078 038 0865 / 060 316 5417
Email: eedfimpact@outlook.com

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