The funds offered were traditionally called bursaries due to the emphasis on financial need, but in this context the two words are now interchangeable.
I have received other bursaries or awards. Am I eligible to apply for AFUW-SA scholarships?
Yes, you may apply if you have received other awards or bursaries.
This website and the bursary application forms should provide you with all the information you need. Should you require further assistance with the preparation of your application, we encourage you to contact your university’s Bursary Office.
In some cases you may be unable to obtain official documentation, such as a copy of enrolment confirmation, or extension of a visa, in time to send with your application. In these cases you must submit the application with all available documentation and a list of material missing from your application by the closing date. These missing items must be submitted as soon as possible. If the missing material has not been received by the time the selection committees meet to decide on the winners (any time between early May and early June) you will not be eligible to win a bursary.
Take a photocopy and the original document to be certified to a Police Station, Post Office, University Administration or other authorised person equivalent to a Justice of the Peace. They will stamp and sign every page of the copy to certify that it is identical to the original. Only one certified copy is required. Please note that original documents will not be returned.
Applications are first screened by the bursary administrators to ensure that all requirements are met. Complete applications are then submitted to selection panels of four academically-qualified examiners who assess the applications against the selection criteria and recommend winners to the trustees of The AFUW-SA Inc. Trust Fund.
Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged by letter. In the normal course of events the successful applicants will be notified by the last day of June in the year of the award. Subsequently, the list of winners will be posted on this website in early July. The decision of the selection committee will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
The bursaries are awarded by the end of June and are to be spent by the end of June in the following year. In some cases, you may need to spend money for an important purpose (eg. to go on a research trip, purchase equipment) prior to the bursaries being awarded in June. This need not deter you from applying for a bursary. Successful applicants have previously used the bursary to repay loans they took out in order to fund such expenditure. However, you should be aware that the bursary selection process is very competitive, so you should not assume that your application will be successful when you commit to such expenditure.
Bursaries are also awarded by AFGW, other AFGW State and Territory Associations, and GWI and other national associations affiliated with the GWI. You may need to be a member of AFGW or GWI in order to apply for bursaries offered by other state or territory organisations of GWI (site under construction) and internationally by GWI.