Athlone Institute Bursary Project Fund (AIBPROF) South Africa 2021 – 2022
ABOUT THE COMPANY – ATHLONE INSTITUTE
The Athlone Institute Trust (AIT) was established in 1926 when residents of the Paarl area recognised the need for Higher Educational facilities for coloured students. In 1998, the Bursary Project Committee was founded and later in 2006 became renamed “The Athlone Institute Bursary Project Fund (AIBPROF)”. Athlone Institute Bursary Project Fund has since helped more than 1500 students with their tertiary studies.
In 2020, the AIT awarded R600 000 in bursaries and bursary loans to 42 students, studying towards various qualifications.
ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED & COVERAGE VALUE
The Athlone Institute Trust (AIT) is inviting students who reside in the Paarl or Mbekweni area, and are members at one of AIT’s member churches (which include: St Stephen’s Anglican Church, Immanuel UR Church, Bethel United Congregational Church (UCC), Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Zions Uniting Reformed Church), to apply for the AIBPROF Bursary.
There will be 20 bursary loans awarded to 1st-year students, and non-repayable bursaries will also be awarded to students in their second or later year of study.
The bursary will provide cover for a portion of registration fees, tuition fees and books (the total value will be determined by the AIT).
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE 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):
- Must be a South African citizen
- Must permanently reside in Paarl or Mbekweni, in the Western Cape province
- Must be a parish member in good standing at one of AIT’s member churches, or be a member in good standing of any bonafide denomination/ religious institution in Paarl or Mbekweni
- Must have achieved a Bachelors pass/ Matric exemption if starting your 1st year of study
- Must be registered to study full time towards an undergraduate qualification in 2021
- Must be registered to study towards a course that is registered with the Council on Higher Education
- Must be registered to study at a recognised tertiary institution in South Africa
- Must have a strong academic record
- Must be willing to take part in community service within the Paarl/ Mbekweni area
- Must be willing to take part in the mentoring programme
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY
Application forms can be collected from any of these 5 churches which belong to The Athlone Institute:
1) St Stephen’s Anglican Church: 1 Rooikrans Ave, New Orleans, Paarl, 7646
2) Immanuel UR Church: 13 Harold St, Charleston Hill, Paarl, 7646
3) Bethel United Congregational Church (UCC): Evans St, Rabiesdale, Paarl, 7646
4) Holy Trinity Anglican Church: 224 Main Rd, Hoog-En-Droog, Paarl, 7646
5) Zions Uniting Reformed Church: 116 Klein Drakenstein Rd, Klein Nederburg, Paarl, 7646
or from the Drakenstein Pharmacy: 55 Jan Van Riebeeck Dr, Denneburg, Paarl, 7646
Students will be required to attach copies of the following supporting documentation to their application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):
- ID document (certified copy)
- Matric certificate (certified copy)
- Proof of registration at a tertiary institution (on tertiary letterhead)
- Proof of registration fee payment
- Proof of residence
- First-year students must also attach a strong motivational letter stating their need for financial
CLOSING DATE FOR THE BURSARY
19 March 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 Athlone Institute directly:
Tel: 021 862 7777