SAAFoST Journalism Bursary for SAAFoST Professional Members
The South African Association for Food Science and Technology (SAAFoST) Foundation is inviting interested Food Science and Technology Professionals who already have a B.Sc or B.Tech degree in Food Science and/or Technology to apply for a post-graduate bursary in Journalism. The SAAFoST Foundation is offering 1 bursary per year for a working professional who already holds a B.Sc or B.Tech degree in Food Science and/or Technology to participate in part-time or full-time post-graduate study in journalism.
Bursary Eligibility Criteria
The selection of candidates is based on the following criteria:
Applicant's must already have a B.Sc or B.Tech degree in Food Science and/or Technology and any applications not including a copy of said B.Sc or B.Tech degree will be disregarded and no further correspondence will be entered into.
Applicants must enrol for full time or part-time post-graduate study for a journalism course of their choice from media management, through to investigative journalism at a South African Tertiary Institution or recognized Training Institute with appropriate credentials, and complete his /her chosen study programme within 1 year.
Study may be by correspondence, on-line or attendance of lectures.
Applicants must be South African citizens who have been resident in South Africa for at least 3 years prior to application.
Applicants will be required to provide a letter of intent of not more than 1 A4 page identifying his / her interest in journalism as a profession, motivation for applying for the bursary and why they should be selected. This motivation should demonstrate financial need.
The applicant must through his/her application and interview be able to demonstrate genuine commitment and potential to be a successful journalist in the field of Food Science and related scientific fields.
The bursary includes financial assistance for the following:
Actual tuition fees for the duration of the study programme for up to 1 year of study and to a maximum of R10 000.00.
Granting of bursaries is not automatic and the SAAFoSTFoundation reserves the right not to award a bursary.
Only applicants who apply within the specified date and have completed the required application forms will be considered.
Applicants must be Professional Members of SAAFoST and remain active for the duration of study.
The SAAFoST Foundation makes the final decision regarding granting of the bursary.
Annual Application Deadlines
Application Closing Date
November - December
Return by e-mail or fax to the Membership Development Officer:
The SAAFoST Membership Development Officer
PO Box 35233, Menlo Park, 0102
Tel: (012) 349 2788
Fax: 086 698 4784