AgriSETA Online Application A lot of students are usually confused when it comes to scholarship or bursary application. When they have answered the most difficult question of where to start, then the other process becomes seamlessly easy for them. Basically that’s why we have decided to include this post to enable you successfully apply for bursaries especially for this year to aid your academic cause. The following are those important things to note before applying for a bursary. Most bursaries will request for your Latest Academic Record duly signed from your school, your ID document, evidence of tertiary application and most importantly an authentication that you were accepted. Similarly, some bursaries will require you to provide another proof of Guardians or Parent’ source of income and residence. After successfully sorting out these documents, then your next step is to ensure you verify your documents. If you don’t know how to, simply visit any commissioner of oath at a post office, bank or police station. Integrity they say is telling myself the truth while honesty is telling the truth to other people. Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth-telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving. Therefore, you must ensure that whatever information you are providing is the truth and nothing but the truth. Fill all blank spaces with correct data. No legacy is so rich as honesty. A whole lot of students apply for bursaries without having any references at all and in other cases have references that can’t be reached. Most times this is the first step to not getting the bursary you have applied for. If you need the bursary you are applying for and you want it, then go ahead and find references with correct contact addresses. A lot of students also don’t have enough writing skills to win their desired bursary which can prove to be a stone in the neck in the long run. Therefore it is highly advisable that you write a highly convincing and motivational cover letter that will make anyone accessing it believe before he begins to even read it. Things such as why you think you should be awarded the bursary especially more than the other several thousand applying, how you can contribute to society when you have finished your program in school and especially how getting the bursary will be a stepping stone to achieving your dreams and changing your future for good. A lot of students apply for bursaries and go to sleep which is very bad. When you apply for any bursary, ensure you regularly and consistently check your Emails and your phone text messages to be sure you have not or have received a message from those assessing your application. Lastly, ensure you always check for bursary deadlines or closing dates so you can know exactly when to apply. The Agricultural Sector Education and Training Authority (AgriSETA) create opportunities within agri-enterprises via education, training and development. They are responsible for the agricultural workforce’s skills development, by facilitating Skills Programmes; Learnerships; Adult Education and Training; in-service training; grants and bursaries. The AgriSETA are also responsible for accrediting training providers and monitoring their training standards, to ensure a high level of quality education and training. The AgriSETA Bursary was founded to financially assist students within the Agricultural industry to pursue their tertiary studies. Each year, bursaries are awarded to student within the Agricultural sector, specifically the following fields of study: Agricultural Farm Manager Agricultural Scientist Veterinary The bursary will be to a maximum value of R39 750 per annum for undergraduate students and R63 600 for postgraduate students, and should be used to pay for tuition fees and textbooks. 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): South African citizen Completed Matric Studying full time or part time towards an Agriculture related qualification (Diploma/ Degree/ Certificate) Studying at a University/ University of Technology/ College Wish to pursue a career in agriculture Excellent academic results In financial need NOT currently receiving funding from any other Government sources *Preference will be given to students studying towards a qualification in the “scarce/ critical skills” sector within the agricultural field.