ABOUT THE COMPANY – REAP
The Rural Education Access Programme (REAP) is a non-profit organisation, registered in 2001 with the aim of providing funding and guidance to deserving South African students from disadvantaged rural households, to pursue their tertiary education and thereby reduce rural poverty within the country.
REAP is headquartered in Cape Town, with regional offices in Durban and Johannesburg where 30 staff members are employed. Previously operating as the Catholic Education Assistance Programme (CEAP), REAP now provides assistance to students from all faiths and affiliations.
ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE & SERVICE CONTRACT
REAP offers bursaries to students from rural areas who wish to study at one of their 6 selected tertiary institutes (University of the Western Cape; University of Johannesburg; University of the Free State; University of Kwa-Zulu Natal; Nelson Mandela University; Central University of Technology).
Bursary recipients must receive majority of their funding from NSFAS, while REAP will provide supplementary financial support, up to a maximum of R6000 per annum. Students will receive a monthly stipend, as well as academic monitoring; mentoring; psychosocial support and life skills training
Bursary recipients will be required to complete community service every year.
Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
- South African citizen
- Not older than 24 years old
- From a rural area
- Attended a school in a rural area
- Wrote your NSC exams at a school in a rural area within the last 2 years
- Achieved a minimum overall average of 55% in your NSC exams (excluding Life Orientation)
- Have been accepted or provisionally accepted to study at one of the following institutions: University of the Western Cape/ University of Johannesburg/ University of the Free State/ University of Kwa-Zulu Natal/ Nelson Mandela University/ Central University of Technology
- Have applied for NSFAS funding and received formal confirmation
- Have been accepted to stay in a residence or private accommodation approved and accredited by NSFAS
- Your family/ household income is NOT more than R122 000 per annum before any deductions (less than R10167 per month – including all contributions and grants)
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY
Applications must be done online at: https://reap.devman.co.za/devman/web/bursary/
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):
- ID document (certified copy)
- Matric certificate (certified copy)
- Proof of acceptance to study at one of the aforementioned universities
- Proof of family/ household income (including social grants)
22 February 2019.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER
For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact REAP directly:
Tel: 021 696 5500
Fax: 086 247 1028