Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education (SITFE) Bursary 2022

Closing Date:
Bursary Category: Technology Agriculture

Bursary Details

The Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education (SITFE) was launched in 1965 as a private sector initiative and is regarded as one of the oldest Trust Funds in South Africa.

The mission of SITFE is to support, promote and advance sustainable, quality education in South African sugarcane growing areas.

In its 56-years history, SITFE has provided bursaries to over 10 200 students, financed school building projects, provided financial assistance to tertiary institutions and has worked closely with educational organisations to improve the overall education standard in the sugarcane growing provinces, namely KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga.

SITFE supports a wide range of programmes ranging from the school support programme; study assistance programme; in-whole school support programme; early childhood development programme; and an education centre development programme

Closing date: 17 January 2022

Candidate Requirements

  • Registered or have applied in the Faculties of Science, Engineering or Agriculture at a University, University of Technology or College of Agriculture.
  • The children of a sugarcane farm worker who are registered or have applied for any field of study at a University, University of Technology or College of Agriculture


How to Apply

All applications must reach the South African Sugar Association before or on Monday, 17 January 2022.

This application form must be completed in full. PLEASE REFER TO CHECKLIST.

Do not attach any original certificates or testimonials, as these cannot be returned.

We reserve the right to withdraw bursaries awarded to students who accept other full bursaries or loans.

Shortlisting will be done in third week of January 2022.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend interviews in the last week of January 2022.

Initial shortlisting will be based on your Grade 12 Matric results or latest Tertiary results.

Final selection will be based on your overall interview score.

If you do not hear from us by 28 February 2022, please consider your application unsuccessful.

“Missing Middle” applicants whose family combined income is between R350 000 to R600 000 from sugarcane growing areas, will receive preference.

Download and complete the application form below or apply online via link here