The Lindsey Milne bursary scheme is named after Dr DL Milne in honour of his vast and selfless contributions to the Subtropical fruit industry. Dr Milne served the subtropical fruit industry in many ways, as employee of the Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Fruit, as General Manager of Westfalia and after his retirement, as Chairman of the Subtrop group. The SA Subtropical Growers’ Association (Subtrop), comprising of the South African Avocado Growers’ Association (SAAGA), The South African Mango Growers’ Association (SAMGA) and the South African Litchi Growers’ Association (SALGA), is the donor of funds to the Lindsey Milne Bursary Scheme.
Students awarded a bursary by Subtrop will be required to work for Subtrop for a period of one year for each year that the bursary is awarded, provided that a position is available. If no position is available at the time that the recipient completes his/her degree, there will be no obligation to Subtrop. If no position is available in Subtrop, the recipient will assisted in finding a placement with members the various growers’ associations.
Recipients of the bursary will be required to focus their seminars and projects on subtropical crops (avocado, mango, litchi) where possible.
Assisting students wishing to pursue a career in the Subtropical fruit industry in South Africa. To this end, financial assistance will be provided to students studying towards a BSc (Agric) degree, preferably majoring in Horticultural Science or Agricultural Economics.
Requirements and eligibility
Students studying towards a BSc (Agric) degree majoring in Horticultural Science and related fields or Agricultural Economics
South African citizen
Excellent academic merit
How to apply
Follow the application link where you will find a from that you will need to fill out and attach your supporting documents to. This completed application must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org .
The supporting documents need are :
A motivation letter as to why you should be considered for the bursary
University academic record
A brief Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages)
Details of any other bursary or scholarship which you may hold