July 15, 2024

Each year, the Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund invite Undergraduate and Postgraduate Law students, to apply for a bursary.

Bursaries will be awarded to undergraduate students, for the final 2 years of LLB studies. Students who are in their 2nd year of study will receive funding for their 3rd and 4th year of study, while students who are in their 3rd year of study will receive funding for their final year of study.
The bursary coverage amount will be determined by the Fund’s Board of Control and will only be applicable for tuition fees. Bursaries are awarded for a maximum duration of 2 years.

Bursaries will be awarded for postgraduate studies, to practising attorneys or candidate attorneys, who wish to further their studies and improve their practitioners’ professional qualification.
Postgraduate students will receive funding up to the maximum value of R8 000 per year, awarded for a duration of 2 years.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the application soon after the bursary closing date.

REQUIREMENTS
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):
Undergraduate students:

You must be a South African citizen OR a South African permanent resident
You must have completed Matric
You must be studying towards a B Comm (Law)/ BA (Law)/ B Proc/ B Iuris or a similar qualification OR you must have completed the first 2 years of the revised 4-year LLB curriculum
You must be in your 2nd year of study (1st semester) OR 3rd year of study (1st semester)
You must be studying at a recognised University in South Africa
*Preference will be given to students in great financial need and students with a strong academic record
*Postgraduate students:
You must be a South African citizen OR a South African permanent resident
You must have completed Matric
You must be a practising attorney or candidate attorney
You must be studying at a recognised University in South Africa

HOW TO APPLY
Download and complete the relevant application form:
Undergraduate students: Fidelity Fund Undergraduate Bursary Application Form (.pdf)
Postgraduate students: Fidelity Fund Postgraduate Bursary Application Form (.pdf)

(Alternatively, students can contact Shawn Africa to request an application form, via one of these methods: Email: LLBbursary@fidfund.co.za (undergraduate students) or shawn@fidfund.co.za (postgraduate students), Post: P O Box 3062, Cape Town, 8000, Docex 154, Cape Town, or Fax: 086 434 7299)

Applicants should also download and read the Fidelity Fund Bursary Rules (.pdf) before applying.

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):
Undergraduate students:

Photograph (passport sized) – to be attached to the top right-hand side of the application form
South Africa Identity document OR South African permanent residence (certified copy)
Academic record official transcript, including results for 2021 semester 1 (on institutes letterhead)
Testimonial by the Dean of your Faculty of Law
Details of any other bursary, grant or study financial assistance you have received for the same period of study (partial or full funding)
Postgraduate students:

Photograph (passport sized) – to be attached to the top right-hand side of the application form
South Africa Identity document OR South African permanent residence (certified copy)
Academic record official transcript, including results for 2021 semester 1 (on institutes letterhead)
Testimonial by the Dean of your Faculty of Law
Details of any other bursary, grant or study financial assistance you have received for the same period of study (partial or full funding)
Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Post:
2) P O Box 3062
3) Cape Town
4) 8000
5) Docex 154
6) Cape Town
2) Hand deliver:
3) Mr Shawn Africa
4) Bursary Co-ordinator
5) Attorneys Fidelity Fund
6) 5th Floor Waalburg Building
7) 28 Wale Street
8) Cape Town
9) 8001
Please note: emailed and faxed applications will NOT be accepted.

CLOSING DATE
15 August 2021 (at 12:00).
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

CONTACT
For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund directly:
Contact Person: Shawn Africa (Bursary Co-Ordinator)
Tel: 021 424 4608
Fax: 086 434 7299
Email: shawn@fidfund.co.za

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