Blind SA Bursary 2022 – 2023

Blind SA has done it again! The organization is constantly finding new ways to aid the blind and partially sighted.

That’s why Blind SA is now inviting students to apply for its bursary program.

This bursary program will provide financial cover for a successful candidate’s studies.

The best part about this is that it doesn’t cater to any specific field of study, so anything you are or wish to study is fair game.

If you meet the requirements and consider this bursary promising, then we suggest you apply as soon as you can!

Below is a breakdown of how this bursary works and what it will need from you during applications.

Closing Date

Applications for the Blind SA Bursary will be closing on 31 July 2022.

Please make sure that your application and all supporting documents are submitted before this date.

If you fail to do so, your application will not be considered for selection by the Bursary provider.

What is The Blind SA Bursary?

The South African Blind Worker’s Organisation, today known as Blind SA, was established in 1946 with the aim of assisting the blind in locating fulfilling employment.

Although this remains one of the organization’s primary objectives, Blind SA has since established Braille Services, awarded bursaries, developed a skills development service, and successfully lobbied for, and pursued issues that affect the blind.

Students who are blind or partially sighted are encouraged to apply for financial aid through Blind SA.

In order to give visually impaired students the same chances as their sighted colleagues, bursaries are offered twice a year for full-time and part-time education at postsecondary institutions.

The selection of candidates will be based on two key factors: merit and financing accessibility.

Donors who finance tertiary students in South Africa, from the first year to a postgraduate Master’s degree, make Blind SA bursaries possible.

Who Can Apply

This bursary program will cater to students who meet the following criteria:

  • You must be a resident of South Africa.
  • You must be partially or totally blind.
  • Matriculated or possessing a comparable qualification is a must.
  • You must have received a Matric or equivalent qualification with a minimum overall average of 60%. (if this is your first application)
  • The majority of your courses from the previous year or semester must have been passed. (if you are a previous bursary recipient)
  • You must be enrolled or pursuing study in South Africa at a recognized and approved higher institution, either full-time or part-time.

What Does This Bursary Cover?

This program will provide bursaries worth R8 000 for full-time courses and R4 000 for part-time studies will be given out.

The bursary will help with specific equipment, study materials, and transportation in addition to providing cash aid.

After receiving registration information and verifying eligibility, all applicants will be notified of the results of their applications, and successful students will receive money by 31 March and 31 August of each year.

How To Apply

Applications for the Blind SA Bursary are pretty simple. All you will need to do is download and complete the application form here.

Along with your completed application form, send in clear copies of the following supporting documents (submitting these documents is required; if any are missing, your application may be rejected):

  • Newest academic accomplishments.
  • The outcomes of the last academic year’s final exams. (this must be submitted as soon as it is available and by NO LATER THAN 1 February or 1 July each year)
  • Evidence of enrollment and student ID. (certified copy)
  • An explanation of your course in detail. (including duration and fees)
  • Type of eye condition. (signed and stamped by an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist)

Once you have these in order you will need to submit everything through one of two methods:

Email: denice@blindsa.org.za Make sure to include, “Bursary Application” in the subject line.

Post: Blind SA, Private Bag X9005, CROWN MINES, 2025

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns relating to the Blind SA Bursary program, then you can contact the organization directly through the following means:

Contact person: Denise Frost

Email: denice@blindsa.org.za

Good luck with your application!

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