Starke Ayres Bursaries 2021: Available for 2nd Year BSc Students with Financial Assistance until R37 500 Per Annum

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About Starke Ayres
Starke Ayres is recognized as one of South Africa’s most sought after suppliers of premium seeds to a professional growers from international markets. Based in Joburg, the company is situated in an ideal location that allows them to prosper in this thriving, competitive industry. From its humble beginnings in 1877, the establishment has consistently developed their expertise in the trade of vegetables, lawn, and flower seeds. With approximately 140 years of experience under their belt, Starke Ayres has familiarized themselves with creating new seed varieties and finding the best sources of their available stock. These seeds are then exported to 25 countries in Africa, and more than 55 nations all over the globe.

The establishment of Starke Ayres has promoted the importance of quality seeds. Due to their fast-growing demand, the company has offices situated in Namibia, Kenya, and Zambia. No matter their geographic location, Starke Ayres ensures that all employees are highly dedicated to the research and innovation of new seed varieties. Some of their products includes seeds for tomato, sweet corn, butternut, onions, zucchini, hubbard squash, scallops, and more. This can only be achieved by utilizing high-tech facilities and advanced mechanisms. Offering top quality seeds only, Starke Ayres has become a favorite choice of local and worldwide markets.

About the Starke Ayres Bursaries 2021
Starke Ayres is offering financial assistance in the form of bursaries to students who wish to pursue their tertiary education in an accredited institution. The Starke Ayres Bursaries is wonderful opportunity for young folks who require the aid to advance their studies. These bursaries are part of the company’s initiative to invest into the development of their current generation. By giving the necessary support, the company hopes that awardees of this bursary will grow up to become valuable members of their respective communities and create positive contributions towards their societies.

The Starke Ayres Bursaries is offered to students who pursuing in fields relevant to the study of Agriculture. Students who have successfully finished their first year of their tertiary education are considered for the bursary (i.e. 2nd year students and above). Awardees of the bursary will be given financial assistance to cover the costs of their student-related expenses. This will include coverage for registration fees, tuition expenses, prescribed study materials, and accommodation costs. The value of the bursary has a maximum amount of up to R37 500 each year. Awardees can choose to renew the bursary on a yearly basis, provided they maintain their excellent academic track record.

Eligibility Criteria
Candidates interested in the Starke Ayres Bursaries must meet an extensive eligibility criteria before starting on your registration. Each of these items will be used by the selection committee to assess incoming candidates on a fair basis. To guarantee a successful application, candidates must meet the requirements below. Failure to do so might not get you automatically disqualified from the registration process. However, it might put your application in a risky position.

The Starke Ayres Bursaries Eligibility Criteria are as follows:

  • Officially recognized as a citizen of South Africa
  • Currently pursuing or planning to study a full-time education at an accredited
  • South African university
  • Studying a BSc programme in either one of these fields:
    • Genetics
    • Plant Production
    • Plant Science
    • Plant Breeding
    • Soil Science
  • At least a 2nd year student and has successfully finished the first year of their tertiary studies with flying colors
  • Maintain an excellent academic track record.

Application Instructions
Apply online: Starke Ayres Bursaries 2021.

Candidates must register for an account on the application portal. This account will store all of your application details and documents. It is key that you have this account if you wish to apply for the bursary.

Due to the sensitive nature of your account, candidates are heavily advised to keep their account credentials a secret. This is to prevent possible hacking incidents by strangers. Never share your account information, especially your password, to anyone else.

Candidates are required to provide the following documents:

  • Your most updated academic records
  • South African Identity Document

These documents should be included in your applications. Failure to provide all documents will instantly disqualify your registration.

Please be kindly informed that all provided information on the application portal will be subjected to further evaluation and vetting by the selection committee. Anyone found to be giving false information about themselves will be disqualified.

Applications must be processed through the above online link. Candidates are strictly disallowed from sending in their applications through external methods such as email and fax. Submissions from those methods will be disregarded by the selection committee.

Closing Date
Applications for the Starke Ayres Bursaries must be submitted before the closing date on 31 January 2021.

The selection committee has absolute zero tolerance for late submissions. Candidates discovered to be sending in their applications past the deadline will not be entertained.

Starke Ayres reserves all rights to make an appointment or not during the recruitment process. All decisions made by the selection committee are final.



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