The Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education (SITFE) was launched in 1965 as a private sector initiative and is regarded as one of the oldest Trust Funds in South Africa. The mission of SITFE is to support, promote and advance sustainable, quality education in South African sugarcane growing areas. In its 53-years history, SITFE has provided bursaries to over 10 200 students, financed school building projects, provided financial assistance to tertiary institutions and has worked closely with educational organisations to improve the overall education standard in the sugarcane growing provinces, namely KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga.
Study Assistance Programme
Many of the young black children living within the rural sugarcane growing regions dream of becoming engineers.
The Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education (SITFE) was launched in 1965 as a private sector initiative aimed at assisting dependants of people associated with the sugar industry. In its 53 year history, SITFE has supported a broad spectrum of educational projects ranging from bursaries, infrastructure development, learner and educator development initiatives to literacy and arts and culture projects. A bursary does not have to be repaid.
Current Bursaries Being Advertised
- Chemical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Science (specify major(s))
- Agriculture (specify major(s))
- Children of Sugar Cane Farmers (Any field of Study)