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Digby Wells Environmental Education Trust Bursaries 2022

The Digby Wells Environmental Education Trust is accepting applications for the Bursary Programme for the academic year 2022.

Bursary Application Closing date: 31 December 2021.

The Digby Wells Environmental Education Trust is inviting students to apply for their bursary programme, for the 2022 academic year. Bursaries are available for Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies, within these fields:

  • Aquatic Health (BSc)
  • Botany (BSc)
  • Environmental Sciences (BSc)
  • Geography (BSc)
  • Hydrogeology (BSc)
  • Hydrology (BSc)
  • Soil Science (BSc)
  • Zoology (BSc)

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: tuition fees, book allowance and a laptop.

Students who are to be inducted into the company will also receive the following benefits: paid vacation work, on-site exposure, practical training, continuous mentorship from experienced staff, and after graduation, an employment offer.


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 have completed Matric
  • You must have achieved a minimum result of 60% for English in Matric
  • You must have achieved a minimum result of 60% for Mathematics in Matric
  • You must have achieved a minimum result of 60% for Physical Science in Matric
  • You must have strong academic potential
  • You must be studying or intend on studying full-time, towards one of the BSc qualifications listed above (Undergraduate or Postgraduate)
  • You must be studying or intend on studying at a recognised University in South Africa
  • You must intend on pursuing a career within the Environmental and Social Services Industry
  • You must be passionate about working outdoors
  • You must be want to make a difference to the environment
  • You must be highly motivated and committed to your studies
  • Preference may be given to students from a previously disadvantaged background

How to apply

Download the Digby Wells Bursary Application Form 2022 (.pdf)

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 final results or Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • June/ July 2021 academic results or latest results if not studying this year (certified copy)
  • Full academic record, if currently at tertiary level (certified copy)
  • Proof of application to University/ provisional acceptance
  • Recommendation letter (NOT from a relative or family member)
  • Testimonial from an education official (on the application form)
  • Essay (on the application form)

Applications must be submitted via email to: bursary@digbywells.com
(Insert the words “Digby Wells Bursary Application 2022” in the email subject line).

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