LegalWise Bursary 2020: Application Forms & Requirements

Law Bursaries 2020: Application Forms & Requirements
Bursaries for 2020: Application Forms & Requirements (NOW OPEN)

LegalWise will be awarding bursaries to students who are LegalWise Members or children of LegalWise Members, and currently studying within any of the following fields:

  • BA Law, LLB, BCOM Law, BCOM Accounting, BCOM Management, BCOM Human Resource Management , BCOM Industrial Psychology

 

LEGALWISE BURSARY PROGRAMME – WHAT DOES IT COVER?

The LegalWise bursary is available to students from their 2nd year onwards. It covers:

  • Tuition fee
  • Registration fee
  • Maximum value of R40 000

Bursary recipients will be required to take part in vacation work at LegalWise for 5 weeks per year, during the June and December holidays. Once students have graduated, they must complete their in-house service obligation – the duration of the service contract is 6 months of paid service for each year of bursary funding received.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an interview at their nearest LegalWise Branch.

THE 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):

  • Be a South African citizen
  • Completed Matric
  • Studying full-time towards one of the aforementioned degree qualifications (part-time and 1st year students will NOT be funded)
  • Studying at one of the following tertiary institutes: University of Johannesburg, University of Pretoria, University of Witwatersrand, University of Fort Hare, Rhodes University, University of Cape Town, University of the Western Cape, University of Stellenbosch, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, University of the Free State, University of Limpopo, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, North-West University (Mafikeng/ Potchefstroom campus)
  • Achieved a minimum overall average of 60%/ “C” symbol for the previous year of study at tertiary level
  • Fluent in English and at least 1 other South African official language (able to speak, read and write)
  • Possess the following qualities: a positive attitude, determination, commitment, able to work in a team, show initiative, good communication skills and good interpersonal skills
  • A LegalWise member or have a parent that is a LegalWise member
  • The LegalWise Member must be fully paid up for a minimum of 2 years before application and must remain a Member for the entire duration of the bursary

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

1. Download and complete the LegalWise Bursary Application Form (.pdf)

2. Submit clear copies of the all the required documents (listed below) and add the Legalwise application form you just completed.

 

3 WAYS TO SUBMIT LEGALWISE FORMS

1) Email: helenf@legalwise.co.za

2) Post:

https://www.legalwise.co.za/contact-us/branches/

3) Drop your Completed Application form at the nearest LegalWise branch: https://www.legalwise.co.za/contact-us/branches/

 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Submit clear copies of the following documents alongside your completed application form:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Tertiary academic transcript (certified copy)
  • First semester tertiary exam results (certified copy)
  • Latest tertiary account statement (certified copy)
  • Proof of university registration
  • Parents/ guardians ID documents (certified copies)
  • Parent/ guardian/ spouse proof of income (payslip/ letter from employer if employed/ proof of SASSA grant if applicable/ sworn affidavit if unemployed/ latest financial statements if self-employed)
  • Proof that you are a LegalWise Member/ the child of a LegalWise Member/ a legal guardian of a LegalWise Member
  • Motivational letter about your life and why you should be awarded the bursary (maximum 750 words)
  • Letter of recommendation from a parent/ guardian/ friend.

THE CLOSING DATE

September 30, 2019

This is the Official Closing Date for 2020 applications. (Any application submitted after this date will not be accepted)

HOW TO CONTACT LEGALWISE BURSARY

Please contact LegalWise directly:

Helen Frerk (Brand Manager: Community Engagement)
Email: helenf@legalwise.co.za
Tel: 011 670 4500

Head Office

P.O. Box 6144, Weltevredenpark, 1715

Tel: +27(11) 670-4500

Law Bursaries 2020: Application Forms & Requirements
Bursaries for 2020: Application Forms & Requirements (NOW OPEN)