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LegalWise Bursary South Africa 2018 – 2019

 

ABOUT THE COMPANY – LEGALWISE

LegalWise was founded in the 1984 by Zak Crafford, a then Legal Aid employee. The company aims to provide affordable, equal and fair access to justice and legal assistance for South Africans. LegalWise provides assistance for criminal, civil and labour related cases, giving people access to their basic rights according to the law.

The company offers 3 membership options (Gold, GoldPlus and Platinum), each providing a maximum coverage for legal cases. LegalWise currently employs between 500 and 1000 staff members across their 80 branches.

Clients receive assistance in the form of face-to-face legal counselling, access to a panel of experienced and highly qualified attorneys, cover for legal expenses if representation in court is required, 24-hour telephonic legal assistance, email legal assistance during working hours,

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED & COVERAGE VALUE

The bursary is intended for students currently studying within one of the following fields:

  • BA Law
  • BCOM Law
  • BCOM Business Administration
  • LLB

The bursary award covers registration and tuition expenses, up to R25 000. Students will be required to work during vacation period (June and December holidays) and once graduated, they must complete in-house service equal to the duration of their bursary.

ELIGIBILITY 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):

  • South African citizen
  • Able to read, speak and write English, as well as one other official language
  • Currently studying at tertiary level (bursaries are only awarded for second year of study onward)
  • Enrolled in one of the recognised tertiary institutions (listed below)
  • Have obtained a minimum of 60% (“C” symbol) in recent year of study
  • A LegalWise Member (or the child/ legal child of a LegalWise Member)
  • The LegalWise Member must be fully paid up for a minimum of 2 years before application (and must be a member for the entire duration of the bursary award)

 

Applicants must be studying full-time at one of the following tertiary institutions:
Western Cape: University of Cape Town/ University of the Western Cape/ University of Stellenbosch
Eastern Cape: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University/ Rhodes University/ University of Fort Hare/ Walter Sisulu University
North-West: North-West University (Potchefstroom/ Mafikeng campus)
Gauteng: Tshwane University of Technology/ University of Johannesburg/ University of Pretoria/ University of Witwatersrand (WITS)/ Vista University
Free State: University of the Free State
Kwa-Zulu Natal: University of Kwa-Zulu Natal/ University of Zululand
Limpopo: University of the North (University of Limpopo)/ University of Venda
All provinces: University of South Africa (UNISA)
Applicants should also display the following personal characteristics:

  • Good interpersonal skills,
  • Great communication skills,
  • Positive attitude,
  • A will to succeed,
  • Able to work in a team,
  • Showing initiative.

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

Download and complete the LegalWise 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)
  • Copy of your Matric final results
  • Copy of your Academic transcript
  • Copy of your latest June tertiary exam results
  • Proof of registration at your chosen university
  • Motivational letter about why you should be awarded the bursary (on the application form)
  • Parents/ guardians ID documents (certified copies)
  • Parents/ guardians/ spouse proof of income (payslip/ employer letter/ tax return statement)
  • Proof of LegalWise membership
  • Proof that you are the child of a LegalWise member (either adopted or biological), or that a LegalWise member is your legal guardian

 

Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Email: helenf@legalwise.co.za
2) Post:
External Bursary Department
c/o LegalWise
P O Box 1524
Florida
1709
3) Hand delivered to your closest LegalWise branch

CLOSING DATE

30 September 2018.
(Applications for 2019 will open on 1 August 2018).
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact LegalWise directly:
Email: helenf@legalwise.co.za
Tel: 011 670 4500

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