ISASA (Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa) Profile
The Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa, commonly referred to as ISASA, is an organization that is held in South Africa that commits itself to local private schools in the nation. Throughout the years, ISASA has been helping a total of 850 member schools all across the nation, irregardless of socio-economic, cultural, or religious differences. At the moment, there are a total of 190 000 students attaining their education under ISASA. As a non-profit organization, ISASA aims to serve the public through great efforts in the education department. One of the main goals is to ensure that everyone in the nation is entitled to high quality education. The way this works is that schools become a member of ISASA, and under the guidance of the organization, they will be able to develop their education curriculum and develop their schools even further.
About ISASA (Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa) Bursaries 2020
The ISASA is currently offering young prospective future teachers of South African to earn the opportunity of a lifetime for a wonderful bursary programme. In conjunction with the South African Mathematics and Science Teacher Intern Programme, commonly shortened to SAMSTIP, this bursary is the answer to in providing a solution to the nation’s shortage of skills, especially in the Mathematics and Science teaching department.
Under the partnership of the Department of Education, SAMSTIP, and Investec, local individuals who are recognized as Senior and Further Education and Training (FET) teachers, especially in the are of Mathematics and Science, will stand a chance to attain bursaries that will help them attain their four-year Bachelor of Education degree, along with a one-year PGCE certificate specifically in UNISA.
Awardees of the ISASA Bursaries will be entitled to a series of benefits that will truly help them along their educational paths as future teachers, such as:
- Financial funding for UNISA expenses, prescribed study materials, stipends for accommodation and transport, and an allowance
- Mentorship under the guidance of professional and highly experienced school teachers
- Gain accessibility to a list of teaching resources and technology
- The opportunity to train in any ISASA School
- Be entitled to the academic enrichment programme.
ISASA (Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa) Bursary Requirements
The ISASA Bursary is open towards students who are able to comply to the eligibility criteria that has been standardized by the committee beforehand. This is to ensure that the committee is able to seek out candidates who truly deserve the bursary as a means to further chase their ambitions in the education department. Therefore, if you do not meet all of the requirements as per stated below, it is highly advisable that you try to find another bursary opportunity. However, if you insist on this programme, make sure you have all these qualifications ticked off before registering:
- Considered as school leavers who hold a Matric Exemption (Bachelor Pass), and has attained a score of at least 60% or above for the key subjects of English, Mathematics, Life Science/Physical Science
- Considered as a student of tertiary institutions with credits in the key subjects of Mathematics and Sciences (Life Science/Physical Sciences)
- Any graduate who has specialized in the subjects of Mathematics and/or Science
- Candidate must currently be in between 18-26 years old.
How to Apply ISASA (Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa) Bursary 2020
To apply for the ISASA Bursary, all incoming candidates are required to download the Official Application Form to start off. After retrieving the application form, make sure you have it all filled in with the corresponding details. Please be informed that all information that is submitted must be accurate – candidates discovered to be falsifying any information of their applications will be immediately disqualified and sanctioned from the entire application procedure.
After having your applications forms completed, candidates will then need to attach several important documents in their dossiers. These documents include:
- The official application form
- A valid copy of your Identity Document/Birth Certificate
- School leavers: a valid copy of your mid-year or most recent academic report
- University students/graduates: a valid copy of your Senior Certificate, and transcripts that fully entails your academic results
- A one-page letter of motivation which elaborates on why you deserve to be accepted into this programme and how you will contribute as a future teacher and scholar of Mathematics.
There are several ways to submit in your applications, such as:
- Directly applying online at the Official SAMSTIP Application Portal
- Sending in your application forms as well as your supporting documents to this e-mail address: [email protected]
- Hand delivering your application dossiers to this address: ISASA, 16 St David Road, Houghton 2196 or posted to: ISASA, P.O. Box 87430, Houghton 2041.
Should you have any further enquiries or concerns, or if you come across any trouble in finishing up your application procedures, you may directly send an e-mail to [email protected], or give their hotline a call at +27 11 648 1331.
ISASA Contact Address
16 St David Road, Houghton
P.O. Box 87430
Tel: +27 11 648 1331
Fax: +27 11 648 1467
Email: [email protected]
Source: ISASA; Author: Larxsati; Editor: Melisa; Picture: isasa.org.