The South African Subtropical Growers’ Association is a trade organization dedicated to increasing mango, avocado, and lychee sales. To support members, the association provides resources such as market analysis, networking, technical data, research collaboration, and more.
SUBTROP’s headquarters are located in the Limpopo town of Tzaneen. Additionally, satellite offices are placed around the subtropical region to ensure producers throughout the region can be reached quickly.
SUBTROP is a union of South African Avocado Growers’ Association (SAAGA), The South Africa Mango Growers’ Association (SAMGA), and South African Litchi Growers’ Association (SALGA).
SUBTROP Lindsey Milne Bursary Overview
Dr. DL Milne’s contribution to the subtropical fruit sector is a well-known fact among those in the industry. His memory is honored by the Subtrop Lindsey Milne bursary. Dr. Milne had a substantial impact on the subtropical fruit sector, particularly with regard to container production.
During his work life, he held various positions in the Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Fruit (Tropical and Subtropical Fruit Institute), served as General Manager of Westfalia, and after retirement, he became Chairman of the Subtrop group.
This scholarship program was established to aid students who want to become fruit-growing professionals in South Africa’s subtropical regions.
The bursary program is valid for one year, but students who do well in school may have their scholarship renewed for another year. Students’ needs are taken into consideration when determining how much bursary funding they receive. Each year, the funding amount is examined and revised as necessary.
SUBTROP Obligation and Selection
Bursary recipients will be required to enter a contractual agreement with Subtrop. Under the obligation of this agreement, students will be required to work for Subtrop for a time equivalent to the bursary award.
However, if no position is available then the student is under no obligation to Subtrop. If there is no position vacant with Subtrop, students will be assisted in finding a placement with various members of the growers’ association.
Students receiving the bursary shall focus their seminars and projects on subtropical crops like avocados, mango, and litchi whenever possible.
Selection of the students eligible for the bursary will be made by a panel of judges. Every student will receive feedback/communication on the outcome of their application at the earliest.
If a student is unable to pass the course for which bursary was granted he/she will be required to pay back the bursary. The payment can be done over a period of time equal to the length of the bursary. The repayment shall commence at the beginning of the year after the year in which the student received the bursary.
SUBTROP Bursary Eligibility Criteria
Following are the criteria required to be eligible for receiving the bursary. Failure to meet the eligibility criteria can lead to the rejection of the application.
- Students must be South African citizens
- Applicants must be studying towards BSc (Agriculture) degree with a major in Horticulture Science and related fields or agriculture Economics.
- Students must be studying at recognized tertiary institutions
How to apply for the SUBTROP Bursary?
Students who wish to apply for the bursary should do so in one of the ways:
After filling the form students should submit it via email to Ms. Delane Landman: [email protected]
Documents Required for the SUBTROP Bursary
While submitting the form (email or upload) students are required to attach the following documents. If any of the documents are missing the bursary application can be rejected.
- Certified ID document
- Certified copy of Matric certificate
- A motivational letter stating why you deserve the bursary
- University academic record on tertiary letterhead
- Curriculum Vitae (2 pages max)
- Details of any other awards or bursaries that a student may be holding
- 3 references with full name, relationship with a student, email address, and contact details.
SUBTROP Bursary Closing Date
The last date of applying is 31 October 2021
For any query related to the bursary students can contact:
Ms. Delane Landman
Phone: 015 307 3676, 015 307 3677
Email: [email protected]
Address: 13 Peace Street, Arbor Park, Tzaneen