GrandWest Bursaries 2020

About GrandWest

GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World is the largest entertainment destination of its kind in South Africa. The only casino in Cape Town, it is a wonderland of around-the-clock entertainment, with all the thrills and excitement of a Las Vegas-scale casino.

The GrandWest Bursary Fund aimed at those from disadvantaged communities who’ve been previously excluded from socio-economic developments. It’s established in 2007.

The bursary fund focuses not only on academic results but also considers the “sheer determination” of a student, GrandWest said.

“This means that the bursary fund does not only target high academic achievers. If you have overcome challenges to get into tertiary education, you should apply for this bursary.

“We are able to support up to 40 students this year, depending on availability,” said Genevieve Smith, sustainability manager at GrandWest.

GrandWest Bursaries 2020

GrandWest will be awarding bursaries to 40 Western Cape students who are studying within the following fields of study:

  • Maths
  • Engineering
  • Accounting
  • Biotechnology
  • Statistics
  • Science
  • Medicine
  • Trade skills
  • Hospitality
  • Cooking
  • Tourism

The bursary covers 75% to 100% of the tuition fees with no payback. It will also cover the textbook allowance, ongoing academic support and mentoring, and a job market preparation workshop.

GrandWest does not require students to pay back the bursary. However, successful bursars are required to contribute 40 hours of community service.

Bursary Requirements and Eligibility

In order to be considered for this bursary, applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria:

  • South African citizen
  • A resident of Western Cape
  • Completed Matric
  • Studying full time within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Studying at a recognized tertiary institution in South Africa
  • Demonstrate competitive academic potential
  • From a disadvantaged community and have been previously excluded from socio-economic developments

How to Apply and Application Details

Application forms can be obtained upon request by sending an email to [email protected]

The completed application form must be submitted along with clear copies of the following documents:

  • ID document
  • Matric certificate
  • Full academic record (on tertiary letterhead)
  • Proof of tertiary enrollment
  • Proof of address

Completed applications can be sent electronically via email to the same email address mentioned above.

The selection process includes the submission of completed applications, screening of applicants, short-listing of candidates, and a final selection.

Closing Date

30 November 2019

Contact Details

For any queries regarding this bursary program, you may get in touch with Smith at:
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 0215057594

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