Gold Circle Bursary South Africa 2023 – 2024
ABOUT THE BURSARY PROVIDER – GOLD CIRCLE
Gold Circle Bursary South Africa | Gold Circle was formed as the result of a merger between 3 of South Africa’s top Racing Clubs, namely: the Durban Turf Club, the Clairwood Turf Club and the Pietermaritzburg Turf Club.
Today, Gold Circle, along with Phumelela Gaming | Leisure and Kenilworth Racing, are the key players in the operation of thoroughbred horseracing in South Africa.
ABOUT THE GOLD CIRCLE BURSARY PROGRAMME
Gold Circle is inviting students to apply for their bursary programme, for the 2023 academic year..
Bursaries will be awarded for Degree, Diploma and Certificate studies, in fields which have been deemed critical skills for the purpose of Gold Circle’s continued business operations (this covers a vast range of fields as all areas of operation are kept in-house).
Students with strong academic records who lack the financial means to study are encouraged to apply.
Through their bursary programme, Gold Circle aims at to financially assist South African Youth in pursuing formal qualifications that will hopefully lead to job creation, job motivation and career advancement.
ABOUT THE GOLD CIRCLE BURSARY PROGRAMME – EXPENSES COVERED
The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: registration fees, tuition fees and compulsory prescribed textbooks.
Applicants may read the Gold Circle Bursary Policy here.
Ngfinders.com is committed to keeping you up to date with the latest bursary opportunities, and this article covers all details about the Gold Circle Bursary.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE GOLD CIRCLE BURSARY
The bursary is open to non-employees of Gold Circle, as well as children or wards of current employees of Gold Circle or its subsidiary or associate companies.
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):
Criteria for ALL applicants:
- You must be a South African citizen
- You must be between 15 and 35 years old
- You must have completed Matric
- You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 65% in Matric
- You must be studying or accepted to study towards a Degree, Diploma or Certificate
- You must be studying or accepted to study at a recognised and accredited tertiary institution in South Africa
- You must have achieved a minimum result of 65% in all modules/ subjects/ courses completed in previous years/ semesters if currently studying
- You must be in financial need
Criteria for non-employees of Gold Circle:
- You must have a gross family income of NOT more than R180 000 per annum
- You must provide evidence of financial or economic challenges experienced
- Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged individuals from designated groups (Black people: Africans, Coloureds and Indians, as well as youth, women and people with disabilities who form part of Gold Circle’s Transformation strategy
Criteria for child or ward of a current employee of Gold Circle, or its subsidiary or associate companies:
- The employee must have been employed for a minimum duration of 1 year (without any breaks)
- The employee must have an income of NOT more than R180 000 per annum (at the time of bursary application)
- The employee must provide evidence of financial or economic challenges experienced
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE GOLD CIRCLE BURSARY
Download and complete the relevant application form:
Gold Circle Bursary Application Form 2022 (non-employees of Gold Circle) (.pdf)
Alternatively, candidates may obtain an application form via:
- Email: email@example.com
- Collection: Human Resources Reception Desk at Greyville Racecourse, 150 Avondale Road, Greyville, Durban, 4001
Non-employees will be required to submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with their completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
- ID document (certified copy)
- Matric certificate or statement of results (certified copy)
- Full academic record, including most recent transcripts, if currently studying (on institutions letterhead)
- Proof of acceptance/ registration at a tertiary institution (on institutions letterhead)
- Proof of physical address (certified copy)
- 3 months’ recent bank statements (certified copy)
- Proof of income (recent payslips if employed/ latest financial statements and 3 months bank statements if self-employed) (certified copy)
- Motivational letter to support your application (read our tips on how to write a motivational letter for your bursary application)
- Letter of reference from a credible referee (read our tips on how to get a reference letter/ testimonial for your bursary application)
- Parents, guardians or spouse ID documents (certified copies)
- Parents, guardians or spouse proof of income (recent payslips if employed/ latest financial statements if self-employed/ UI-19 document or sworn affidavit and 3 months bank statements if unemployed) (certified copies)
- Parents, guardians or spouse 3 months’ recent bank statements (certified copy)
- Parents or guardians’ death certificate, if deceased (certified copy)
- Parents or guardians’ divorce certificate, if divorced (certified copy)
- Sworn affidavit from a parent you live with, if parents or guardians are separated (certified copy)
Applications must be submitted via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Insert the words “Gold Circle Bursary Application” in the email subject line).
CLOSING DATE FOR THE GOLD CIRCLE BURSARY
31 January 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 Gold Circle directly:
Contact person: Arvind Hiralall (Corporate Services Administration)
Tel: 031 314 1632
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