Hortgro’s undergraduate bursary programme currently has 16 students enrolled in various agricultural qualifications at different institutions across South Africa, including Stellenbosch University, Northwest University, University of the Free State, Potchefstroom College of Agriculture and Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute. Most of these students hail from previously disadvantaged groups with 75% of our students being young women.
The undergraduate bursary fund for 2021 is R 1 million received from Hortgro Pome, Hortgro Stone and augmented by the AgriSETA.
Bursary applications for 2024 funding are open from 15 May 2023 and close on 15 August 2023.
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