Cape Wools SA
South Africa is a vast and beautiful country with a rich history of sheep and wool farming.
Cape Wools SA invites Suitable Applicants to apply for Bursary Programme for 2022 Academic Year in South Africa.
South Africa is a vast and beautiful country with a rich history of sheep and wool farming. This long history has established woolgrowers who have a keen appreciation of how to care for their animals and the environment. As a result, the industry consistently generates a high quality, environmentally sound product for international markets.The first Merino sheep arrived at the Cape in 1789, and the sheep and wool industry on a commercial basis was soon established. During the whole of its colonial period, the Cape province remained the most important wool producing area in Southern Africa and although the sheep industry subsequently spread rapidly throughout virtually the whole of the country, ‘Cape Wool’ has become the international generic trade term for all wool produced on the sub-continent.
Cape Wools SA is inviting students to apply for funding under the “Wool Industry Bursary Trust”, for the 2022 academic year. The Trust was formed to provide financial assistance to students, studying towards qualifications relating to the South African wool industry.
Students who are pursuing studies towards Textile/ Fashion Design and within the Wool Industry, in the wool or sheep direction, are welcome to apply.
The bursary may provide cover for the following expenses (based on the decision of the CWSA): registration fees, tuition fees, accommodation, prescribed books and other study-related materials.
Grootfontein Agricultural College students: the bursary will provide for practical on farm training, up to a maximum value of R20 000 per student, payable to the farmer to defray costs (if required by your institution).
Bursaries will be awarded based on academic merit – they are awarded on an annual basis and are reviewed and paid on a six-monthly basis. Bursaries are not automatically renewed each year – students must comply with the Institution’s rules and conditions and submit satisfactory academic results in order to have their bursary renewed.
Students will be required to undertake vacation work for up to 4 weeks per annum, on an active wool farm. Once students have graduated, they must seek employment at an approved farm or organization within the wool or related industry, for 1 year for each year of funding received.
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):
- You must be a South African citizen
- You must be studying or intend on studying towards a qualification in the wool industry
- You must must meet all the admission requirements of the institution
- Textile or Fashion design tertiary students: you must focus on wool and your final year collection must contain garments made of at least 50% wool
- Masters degree students: you must focus on wool and its applications
- Preference will be given to students pursuing studies at an Agricultural College AND tertiary students pursuing fashion and textile design studies
- Preference will be given to students in their 3rd year of study and onward (Honours/ Masters/ PHD) in a wool or sheep focused direction
Grootfontein Agricultural College students must meet the following minimum criteria:
- You must intend on specializing in wool (Merino production unit) in your 3rd year of study (if applying for bursary funding for 1st or 2nd year)
- You must maintain a satisfactory academic record and comply with Grootfontein College’s rules and conditions, to qualify for continuation of bursary funding (access to alternative bursary funding and disciplinary action will also be considered)
How to apply
Download and complete the Cape Wools SA Bursary Fund Application Form (.pdf)
Candidates must read and agree to all the T&C’s of the bursary (as listed on the application form), before applying.
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 may be disqualified):
- ID document (certified copy)
- Matric latest results, if currently in Matric
- Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
- Full academic record/ transcripts, including most recent results, if currently studying (on institutions letterhead)
- Proof of tertiary registration (on institutions letterhead)
- Proof of permanent residence
- Details of any other bursaries you have received or applied for
- Motivational letter to support your application
Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
– Email: [email protected]
(Insert the words “Cape Wools Bursary Application” in the email subject line).
The General Manager
Cape Wools SA
P.O. Box 2191