The SAScholar app can help you find a university bursary

The SAScholar Bursary App uses students’ biographical details to match … All you have to do is register on the app and start searching for bursaries …

As the school calendar reaches the half-way mark, many matrics will begin applying at different tertiary institutions for next year. Those who need a bursary are in luck as a new app has been launched to make it easier to find one.

The SAScholar Bursary App uses students’ biographical details to match with opportunities available in their desired area of study. All you have to do is register on the app and start searching for bursaries related to your field and level of study.

“The inspiration behind the app is a combination of frustration for looking for bursaries and a will to help educate South Africa,” said Blessing Jonamu, SAScholar’s product manager and senior developer.
“We understand the fact that the process of applying for bursaries and scholarships is wearisome and often quite confusing,” Jonamu said. “Funding is the number one problem for scholars who wish to further their education at a higher education institution, which is why we want to simplify the process and make bursaries more accessible to the general public.”
All South African universities are listed on the app with a wide range of courses covered.

Once you’ve found a bursary, you have the option of either contacting the university directly or applying on the university’s website. You can also share the information with friends or family via email.
“It has been a long journey. We came up with this idea about a year and 6 months ago and are glad it has become a reality,” Jonamu said.
SAScholar is compatible with any mobile that has a web browser and will soon have dedicated apps for different operating systems soon. Register here to get added to our mailing list.

Success stories inspire. NSH Bursary

In 2011, the UFS launched the No Student Hungry (NSH) Bursary Programme, which provides modest food bursaries to food-insecure students.

EVERY year, hundreds of students drop out of university due to financial difficulties – only to return to dire financial circumstances.

It is only a few who manage to secure a bursary to fund their studies.

These bursaries often pay only for academic and residential expenses, leaving students without additional funding for food.

The University of the Free State (UFS) realised that up to 60% of its students were food-insecure.

Many of these students admitted to having to work after class to buy food or having to beg from friends.

In 2011, the UFS launched the No Student Hungry (NSH) Bursary Programme, which provides modest food bursaries to food-insecure students.

Currently 130 students receive food bursaries from the programme to ensure they have one less thing to worry about while they are studying.

This year, at their autumn graduation ceremony, six beneficiaries of the NSH Bursary Programme received their degrees – an achievement all of them feel they could not have reached if it had not been for the support by NSH.

For Tshililo Nethengwe, an accounting student from Venda, her first year at university in 2012 was a daily battle. Although her parents managed to pay her study and accommodation fees, the meagre monthly food allowance her parents could afford was not enough to last her the month.

“Every morning I used to tell myself not to think about food, because I was here to study. Somehow, I still managed to get something to eat – even if it was just a few slices of bread a day,” says Nethengwe.

“I was very determined to succeed in my studies, and NSH took away the burden of needing to ‘hustle’ and beg for food.”

Nethengwe is now doing her honours in BCom Accounting.

“The NSH Bursary Programme invests in potential, and supports academic achievers who come from challenging backgrounds,” says Vicky Simpson, co-ordinator of the NSH Bursary Programme.

“We promote the success of undergraduate students, enabling them to focus on their studies and not on where their next meal will come from.

“Successful graduates will have a positive and direct impact on our economy, different communities, and many households.

“The NSH Bursary Programme is awarded to students on the basis of financial need, academic excellence, and the commitment to serve the community.

“We have helped more than 500 students since 2011, when Prof. Jonathan Jansen, vice-chancellor and rector, started NSH.

“These students share amazing stories that inspire us. Many had to endure hardship, but they managed to persevere, they worked hard, and they made it to university.

“The ability to buy a meal makes an enormous difference,” says Simpson

source news24.com

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Smartphones to ring in bursaries

Punted as a “bursary matching web app” for school leavers and undergraduate students, the smartphone application is designed to help students sift …

STUDENTS will have access to bursaries worth more than R1bn at the click of a button when a new mobile application (app) launches on Monday.

The app was developed by Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University alumni.

Punted as a “bursary matching web app” for school leavers and undergraduate students, the smartphone application is designed to help students sift through thousands of bursaries on offer throughout the country in less than a tenth of the time it would usually take.

The operations manager for SAScholar app, Tafadzwa Kachara, said the idea for the app stemmed from his struggle to find a bursary to study for his Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree in biochemistry and microbiology. “For undergraduate qualifications there are a lot of funding opportunities but it is difficult to get your hands on them,” Kachara said.

Kachara and his former flatmate, Blessing Jonamu, who was studying towards a Master’s degree in computer science at the time, painstakingly created a database, which includes more than 7,000 bursaries across SA, available to nearly every university country-wide. The total value of the bursaries available through SAScholar app adds up to more than R1bn.

Kachara said SAScholar app was designed in such a way that students would be able create a profile, including their age and the qualification for which they wanted to study.

The app would then sift through SAScholar’s database and provide those results that were applicable and unique to that specific scholar.

It allowed users to save details of the bursaries they were interested in and would send notifications when their saved bursaries were about to reach their deadline date, he said.

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Bursaries app ‘to ease pain’

It is designed to help students sift through thousands of bursaries on offer in less … app stems from his struggle to find a bursary for his undergraduate degree. … and Jonamu created a database which includes over 7000 bursaries.

It is designed to help students sift through thousands of bursaries on offer in less … app stems from his struggle to find a bursary for his undergraduate degree. … and Jonamu created a database which includes over 7000 bursaries.

A mobile application by Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University alumni is launching today to help students find bursaries.

It is designed to help students sift through thousands of bursaries on offer in less than a 10 th of the time it would usually take.

Operations manager for the SAScholar app, Tafadzwa Kachara, 26, who is in the final year of his LLB degree at NMMU, said the idea for the app stems from his struggle to find a bursary for his undergraduate degree.

“For undergraduate qualifications there are a lot of funding opportunities, but it is difficult to get your hands on them,” said Kachara.

Kachara approached his flatmate, Blessing Jonamu, last year to develop the app.

Jonamu was in his final year master’s in computer science.

Kachara and Jonamu created a database which includes over 7000 bursaries.

“They include bursaries from private companies and university bursaries; even the NRF [National Research Foundation] bursaries are available on the app,” he said.

According to Kachara, the total value of the bursaries available through the SAScholar app is over R1-billion.

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