ABOUT THE COMPANY – STARKE AYRES
The history of Starke Ayres dates back to 1896 when Charles Starke started grain and produce companies, which later merged to form Starke Ayres (Pty) Ltd in 1920. Today, Starke Ayres are specialists in the supply of vegetable seed, flower seeds, and lawn seed for home and commercial use.
With more than 130 years experience, the company prides itself on the production of top quality seeds, with the best germination capability and purity. The company also provides excellent after-sales service by assisting farmers to grow products that can be sold.
Starke Ayres is also involved in retail by supplying seeds, soluble fertilisers and chemical products to home gardeners and farmers. Its secondary business is retail, supplying subsistence farmers and home gardeners with seeds, chemical products and soluble fertilisers.
ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED & COVERAGE VALUE
The Starke Ayres bursary programme is intended for tertiary students with strong academic records. Bursaries will be awarded within the following fields of study:
- Plant Science
- Plant Production
- Plant Breeding
- Soil Science
The Starke Ayres bursary programme will provide coverage for the following expenses: registration fees, tuition fees, prescribed books and accommodation in residence (to a maximum value of R37 500 each year).
The bursary award is renewable each year, dependent on academic performance.
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
- Completed Matric
- Studying full-time towards a qualification in one of the aforementioned fields of study
- Completed the 1st year of study (must be applying for funding from second year onwards)
- Studying at a recognised South African University
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY
Once you have Logged In, apply here: CLICK HERE
Alternatively, you can find the bursary opportunity by inserting the word “bursary” into the keyword search bar.
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):
- ID document (certified copy)
- Latest tertiary academic record (certified copy)
- Curriculum Vitae
31 December 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 Starke Ayres directly:
Tel: 0860 782 753
Technical support queries:
Tel: 012 420 7200