For those looking to complete their hospitality studies but whose funds have run out, the FEDHASA Cape 2019 Youth Bursary programme might be the answer. Applications for this year’s Bursary Programme are open. The programme aims to cover the tuition fees of students that are studying towards a hospitality qualification, or who are interning at FEDHASA Cape hospitality members.

Since 2013, the fund has made R370 000 available to cover the bursaries of seven students – FEDHASA Cape raises the funds through its annual Golf Day. Jeff Rosenberg, chairperson of FEDHASA Cape says the annual scholarship is the organisation’s way of investing in future hospitality industry leaders: “The bursary is awarded to deserving hospitality students, who are completing their third and final year of studies or interns working in our member establishments. Not only will the programme assist with tuition fees, but it will also provide the mentorship to develop these students into up-and-coming hospitality industry leaders. We urge eligible applicants who meet the necessary requirements to enlist.”

“There are many worthy students out there who simply cannot afford to see their studies through. This bursary relieves students from less fortunate social circumstances, of the financial burden of their studies. This will allow these academically strong candidates to focus solely on their bright futures, without the worry of securing funds,” Rosenberg says.

Application checklist for the Youth Bursary Programme:

  • You must be a hospitality student in your second year of studies or a trainee from FEDHASA Cape member establishments or industry training school
  • Full academic record
  • A letter of recommendation from a lecturer
  • Motivation highlighting financial obstacles that could hinder study payments
  • For South African citizens only

For the form, click here.

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