The Funza Lushaka Bursary 2012 to Promote Teaching in Basic Education, South Africa

The bursary is awarded for one academic year at a time. It is not automatically re-awarded. Re-ward will depend on academic success. There is no automatic promise of support for 4 years plus 1 more year. On evidence of academic success, and pending the availability of funds, the bursary may be renewed each year until the recipient of the bursary has qualified as a teacher. Recipients of bursaries will be required to teach one year for every year for which they receive a bursary.

For 1st time entrants to university o An exemption, endorsement, or „admission to bachelor degree studies‟ pass at matric/Grade 12 level. o At least a level 4 pass or 60% on the Standard Grade or 50% on the Higher Grade pass at matric level in the subject which leads on to the priority area/subject in which the applicant will specialize to teach. o For students who wish to specialize in the Foundation Phase, a pass in Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy at Grade 12 level is required. In addition, a level 4 pass or 60% on the Standard Grade or 50% on the Higher Grade pass in the Home Language is required. If a student completed matric prior to 2008 when Mathematics was not compulsory, a student may still be considered based on overall good performance (Average of at least 50%). o Students who wish to specialize in the teaching of Technology subjects, including CAT, and who do not have these subjects at matric level, must have a pass in Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy. More Teacher, Better Teachers. 

For new applicants already at university or enrolling for PGCE o The student must have passed all of the modules studied in 2011 or the last year of study at the university. o At least a 55% average across all the modules studied in 2011 or in the applicant‟s last year of study at university. o In addition the student must have at least 55% average in modules studied in 2011 or in the applicant‟s last year of study at university which relate directly to the priority area teaching specialization. 

For existing bursars o The student must have passed 2/3 of the modules studied in 2011 or the last year of study at the university. o The student must have passed 2/3 of the priority area modules studied in 2011 or the last year of study at the university. o The student must be progressing to the next level/year of study. o At least 50% average across all modules.

Scholarship Deadline: The deadline for receipt of applications from new applicants is 14th January 2012.

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