Legal practitioners Fidelity Fund South Africa Bursary 2020

ABOUT THE COMPANY – ATTORNEYS FIDELITY FUND

The Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund (LPFF), previously known as the Attorneys Fidelity Fund (AFF), is responsible for protecting the public from loss by theft of trust funds. The AFF’s main purpose is to reimburse clients who made use of an attorney and could suffer a monetary loss due to theft (either of money or property) which was entrusted to the attorney.

The AFF is a fidelity guarantee fund which encourages the public to make use of services offered by legal practitioners.

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE

The Legal practitioners Fidelity Fund will award bursaries to the following value for Law students:
Undergraduate studies: the amount will be determined by the Fund’s Board of Control and will only be applicable for tuition fees. Bursaries are awarded for a maximum duration of 2 years.

Postgraduate studies: to the maximum value of R8 000 per year, awarded for a duration of 2 years.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

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):
Undergraduate studies:

South African citizen OR South African permanent resident
Completed Matric
Satisfy ONE of the following criteria:
    Completed one of the following qualifications: B Comm (Law)/ BA (Law)/ B Proc/ B Iuris OR a similar qualification
    Completed your first 2 years of the revised 4-year LLB curriculum
    Currently in your 2nd year of study (1st semester)
    Currently in your 3rd year of study (1st semester)
Studying at a recognised South African University
*Preference will be given to students in great financial need

Postgraduate studies:

South African citizen OR South African permanent resident
Completed Matric
A practising attorney or candidate attorney
Studying at a recognised South African University

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

Download and complete the relevant application form:
FidFund Undergraduate Bursary Application Form (.pdf)

FidFund Postgraduate Bursary Application Form (.pdf)

Applicants should also download and read the FidFund Bursary Rules (.pdf) 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 be disregarded):
Undergraduate studies:

Photograph (passport sized) – to be attached to the top right-hand side of the application form
South Africa Identity document OR South African permanent residence (certified copy)
Latest academic record official transcript (up until the end of the 1st semester of 2019)
Testimonial by the Dean of your Faculty of Law

Postgraduate studies:

Photograph (passport sized) – to be attached to the top right-hand side of the application form
South Africa Identity document OR South African permanent residence (certified copy)
Latest academic record official transcript (up until the end of the 1st semester of 2019)
Testimonial by the Dean of your Faculty of Law

Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Post:
P O Box 3062
Cape Town
8000
Docex 154
Cape Town

2) Hand deliver:
Mr Shawn Africa
Bursary Co-ordinator
Attorneys Fidelity Fund
5th Floor Waalburg Building
28 Wale Street
Cape Town
8001

Please note: emailed and faxed applications will NOT be accepted.

CLOSING DATE

15 August 2020 (at 12:00).
(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 the Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund directly:
Contact Person: Shawn Africa (Bursary Co-Ordinator)
Tel: 021 424 4608
Fax: 086 434 7299
Email: shawn@fidfund.co.za

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