ABOUT THE BURSAR
Epilepsy South Africa, formerly known as “South African National Epilepsy League (SANEL)” is the only NPO within South Africa that assists people with epilepsy and other disabilities, by helping them gain the skills and knowledge to work in the labour market.
Because of the prejudice towards people with epilepsy within the work force, they often find it extremely challenging to find employment. As a result, Epilepsy South Africa created the Mick Leary Educational Trust. Professor Mick Leary was a former Epilepsy South Africa Chairperson, epilepsy expert and Paediatric Neurologist.
The aim of the Trust is to help give people with epilepsy a chance to further their studies and gain the skills they need to enter the labour market.
ABOUT THE BURSARY
The bursary programme is intended for students with epilepsy, who have been accepted to study at a tertiary institution. The bursary covers all fields of study, but would like to encourage students to follow a career in which they are interested in and for which there is great demand in the South African labour market.
Financial need (of the applicant, their parents and guardians), academic records and community involvement will also be assessed before bursaries are awarded.
HOW TO APPLY
Students can obtain an application form by:
1) Contacting your local Epilepsy South Africa branch (contact details below),
2) Contacting the Epilepsy South Africa National Office (contact details below)/ via email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
3) Downloading and posting the Mick Leary Educational Trust Bursary (pdf) document to:
Mick Leary Educational Trust
c/o Epilepsy South Africa
PO Box 73
For any enquiries regarding this bursary award, please contact one of the Epilepsy South Africa offices:
National Office: 021 447 3014
Durban & Coastal: 031 309 1370
Free State: 056 811 5959
Gauteng: 011 816 2040
KwaZulu Natal: 033 394 1041
Mpumalanga: 013 254 0161
South-Cape Karoo: 044 382 2155
Western Cape: 021 447 3012