2013 Social Work Scholarship – Department of Social Development South Africa

The South African Department of Social Development is inviting all prospective bursary holders with a calling to be Social Workers to apply for its Social Work Scholarship programme for 2013. This profession is for people who help others with passion and those who do not whine about being “inconvenienced” by other people’s misery – it is for those who would leave in the middle of a party to help the needy. If you are such person, please apply because South Africa needs you.

What does the Social Work Scholarship cover?

In the department’s scholarship guide they state: “As part of the recruitment and retention strategy and initiative to address critical and scarce skills in the sector, the National Department of Social Development is hereby making a scholarship available in the field of Social Work.

Applications are open to current Social Work students as well as prospective students who would like to enroll for a Social Work Degree.  Students who are currently holders of a National Department of Social Development Scholarship do not have to apply.

The Scholarship will cover Registration, Tuition, Prescribed books, stipend for practical’s and official accommodation provided by the University (ONLY ACCOMMODATION, WHICH HAS BEEN CONTRACTED BY THE RELEVANT UNIVERSITY MIGHT BE CONSIDERED).”

And, what are the requirements for the social work scholarship?

The requirements for the Department of Social Development Social Work scholarship are as follows:

    Be a South African Citizen
    Comply with the entry requirements set by the University
    Fully and correctly complete the Scholarship Application form
    Be prepared to enter into an agreement with the Department (More details will be contained in the agreement)
    Must complete the qualification within the minimum period as prescribed by the University

What should I attach to the application form?

The department insists that you attach the following:

    Certified copy of Grade 12 results
    Certified copy of Identity Document of applicant
    Certified copy of ID and Proof of income of Parent/ Guardian
    Current first year students/Prospective students in Social Work who need to undergo a selection process as prescribed by the University must provide proof that they have been selected to continue with their studies. (proof of admission by the University/proof of payment for admission)
    Certified copy of Identity Document of applicant
    Certified copy of Academic record on the official letterhead of the University (If already a student)

To download the Department of Social Development Social Work Scholarship Application Form for 2013 click here. Please also download the Scholarship Guide here (CLICK) for more information about this scholarship.

REMEMBER: The CLOSING DATE is 31 OCTOBER.