PPS Bursaries 2016

PPS Bursaries 2016

PPS bursaries are awarded on financial need and academic record to full time university students in an effort to assist students financially to cover tuition and/or text book costs for one academic year

  1. SELECTION CRITERIA
    1. To be eligible for the PPS bursary, the student must be registered at a participating South African University or University of Technology registering for a fourth academic year of study or post-graduate degree and must be studying towards a profession, which on qualification, would be eligible for PPS membership. For more info on PPS eligibility, visit this link: https://www.pps.co.za/pages/faq/ELIGIBILITY.php
    2. The student must be a citizen or permanent resident of South Africa
    3. PPS does not award bursaries to students that already have other confirmed sponsors which cover their entire academic expenses, unless the alternative sponsor is a loan and not a bursary. If the student is in contravention with this, the bursary (and funds) will be withdrawn and disbursed to an alternate bursary recipient
    4. The student must have an academic average of at least 60%.
    5. The application criteria is determined entirely at PPS’ discretion and PPS reserves the right to change the criteria at any time without prior notice to applicants. PPS also reserves the right to withdraw its financial aid to successful applicants should it be found at any time that an applicant does not (or no longer) meets the application criteria or the applicant has breached any of the terms and conditions in any way.
  2. BBBEE CRITERIA
    The following BBBEE Criteria applies to the overall budget allocated to 22 universities in South Africa:

    1. 80% of the students must be black (AIC)
    2. 50% of the students must be black female
  3. VALUE OF BURSARY
    The PPS Dean bursary only covers tuition and text book costs to the maximum amount of budget as specified by PPS, for one academic year – payable for 1 or more students within a specific faculty at the discretion of the dean.
  4. DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS
    1. The purpose of the PPS Dean Bursary is purely to assist successful applicants financially. PPS does not undertake to provide successful applicants with any form of practical training and/or employment upon completion of their studies.
    2. Recipients of the PPS Bursary award will be granted the opportunity to sign up and become a PPS student member at no cost.
    3. Successful applicants will however not be obligated to avail of this opportunity and/or to purchase any products from the PPS Group of companies.
  5. APPLICATION DATES
    1. Applications open on the 10th of August 2015
    2. Applications close on the 30th of October 2015
    3. Successful candidates will be informed by the 30th of November 2015
  6. APPLICATION PROCESS
    1. Contact the relevant PPS Graduate Marketing Specialist at the universities listed below to find out if your faculty has a PPS Dean Bursary allocated – please provide the Graduate Marketing Specialist with the degree that you are currently pursuing and your year of study
    2. If there is a bursary allocated to a faculty that you are in, find out from the Graduate Marketing Specialist when and how you can obtain application form A
    3. Complete application form A and return the form to the PPS Graduate Marketing Specialist

Participating Universities for the 2016 PPS Dean Bursary

PPS Graduate Marketing Specialist responsible on campus
Name of University Name Surname Emails Address
University of the Witwatersrand Lesego Molefe [email protected]
University of Pretoria Pierre Coetzee [email protected]
University of Cape Town Roxanne Jones [email protected]
University of Stellenbosch Annemieke Nel [email protected]
University of Stellenbosch Tygerberg Sandi Goodwin [email protected]
University of Johannesburg Rebecca Seabela [email protected]
University of the Free State Selma Kruger [email protected]
North-West University Heleen Lubbe [email protected]
University of the Western Cape Blaize Ovies [email protected]
University of KwaZulu-Natal Zakiya Essa [email protected]
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Vuyo Mququ [email protected]
Rhodes University Vuyo Mququ [email protected]
University of Fort Hare Nondumiso Gumede [email protected]
University of Limpopo Mangali Ngcobo [email protected]
Sefako Makgatho University (Medunsa) Mangali Ngcobo [email protected]
University of Zululand Celeste Nqoko [email protected]

Participating Universities of Technology for the 2016 PPS Dean Bursary

PPS Graduate Marketing Specialist responsible on campus
Name of University Name Surname Emails Address
Walter Sisulu University of Technology Nondumiso Gumede [email protected]
Vaal University of Technology Rebecca Seabela [email protected]
Cape Peninsula University of Technology Sandi Goodwin [email protected]
Central University of Technology Selma Kruger [email protected]
Durban University of Technology Celeste Nqoko [email protected]
Mangosuthu University of Technology Celeste Nqoko [email protected]
Tshwane University of Technology Pierre Coetzee [email protected]

The following professions are accepted by PPS:

  • Accountants
  • Actuaries
  • Advocates
  • Attorneys
  • Architects
  • Dentists
  • Doctors (belonging to the HPCSA)
  • Engineers (Electrical & Mechanical with four year degree)
  • Farmer (with four year degree in agriculture)
  • Nurses (with four year B.Cur degree)
  • Pharmacists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Radiologists
  • Radiographers
  • Scientists
  • Surgeons
  • Auditor
  • Dietician
  • Veterinarian
  • Gynaecologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech and Hearing Therapist
  • Human Resources Practitioner
  • Anthropologist
  • Archaeologist
  • Political Analyst
  • Researcher
  • Linguist
  • Biokineticist
  • Social Worker
  • Biochemist
  • Biologist
  • Scientist
  • Statician
  • Audiologist
  • Mathematician
  • Agriculturalist
  • Economist
  • Historian
  • Meteorologist
  • Town and Regional Planner
  • Astronomist
  • Botanist
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Ecologist
  • Land Surveyor
  • And other professions

About PPS

The Professional Provident Society of South Africa is the largest multidisciplinary group of graduate professionals in the world with over 290 000 professional members. PPS is the only mutual financial services company in South Africa that has focused exclusively on graduate professionals for over 72 years.

Unlike a company that is listed on a stock exchange, PPS belongs to its members and operates under the ethos of mutuality, this means that members with qualifying PPS products can exclusively share in the profits of the PPS Group, through the unique PPS Profit-Share Account (previously known as the SRA). PPS offers tailor-made insurance, investment and healthcare solutions exclusively for graduate professionals. PPS is an authorised financial services provider.

Become a PPS member and you can also have your share in all PPS profits through the PPS Profit-Share Account.

PPS offers unique financial solutions to select graduate professionals with a 4-year degree. PPS is an authorised Financial Services Provider. Members with qualifying products share in the profits of PPS.

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