ABOUT THE COMPANY – FORD
The Ford Motor Company (Ford) was founded in the year 1903 by Henry Ford. The American multinational automaker sells commercial vehicles and automobiles under their “Ford” brand and luxury cars under their “Lincoln” brand
The companies headquarters are based in Michigan, USA and their manufacturing operations are located worldwide, including in the United States; Canada; Mexico; China; the United Kingdom; Germany; Turkey; Brazil; Argentina; Australia and South Africa.
The Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is one of the leading automotive companies in Southern Africa, operating in the automotive sector since 1923.
FMCSA currently employs over 3700 staff members and has 127 dealers in South Africa.
ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED & OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
The FMCSA, in support of the National Government’s drive of skill development, are offering funding to final year students to complete their tertiary education.
Bursaries will be awarded within the following fields of study (for final year students only):
- Industrial Engineering
- Information Technology
- Mechanical Engineering
Upon graduation, bursary students may be eligible to partake in the Graduate Trainee Program to enable them to gain invaluable practical experience in their career field.
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):
- South African citizen
- Completed Matric
- Studying in one of the aforementioned fields of study (final year students only),
- Studying at a recognised tertiary institution in South Africa
- Achieved strong academic results
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY
Download and complete the FMCSA Ford Bursary Application Form (.pdf)
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):
- ID document (certified copy of)
- Matric certificate (certified copy of)
- Full academic record to date (on tertiary letterhead)
- Curriculum Viate
Please note that documents must not be larger than 1MG.
Applications must be submitted electronically via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Insert the words “Bursary – your field of study” in the email subject line (eg. “Bursary – Finance” OR “Bursary – Industrial Engineering”)
None – submission of applications are open all year round and students are welcome to apply at any time.
CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER
For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact Ford directly:
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA)
Ford South Africa Graduate Program