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.
To assist 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.
For any one student, the bursary will be available for an initial period of one year, after which progress will determine the extension of the bursary. If a student is awarded the bursary for the first time, he/she will not automatically qualify for the bursary for the next year.
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.
Recipients wishing to continue with a postgraduate degree will be allowed to do so provided that the research to be carried out will further equip the student to effectively serve the Subtropical industries as an employee of Subtrop. The bursary scheme will not make provision for postgraduate students, as the Subtrop member associations fund research carried out by postgraduate students, which in effect, amounts to a bursary.
Applications should be forwarded to the offices of Subtrop, not later than 31 October of the year preceding the academic year for which the bursary is applied. The attached application form should be completed and supporting documentation must be attached.
A panel appointed by SUBTROP will evaluate all applications. Applicants will be advised of the decision timeously. Successful applicants will be required to sign a contractual agreement with SUBTROP.
The value of the bursary award will be dependent on each individual case and will be reviewed annually.
If a recipient does not pass the course for which the bursary has been awarded, he/she will be required to pay back the bursary over a period equal to the length of the bursary, repayment commencing at the beginning of the year after the year in which the bursary was awarded.
The Lindsey Milne bursary is for students studying towards a BSc (Agric) degree majoring in Horticultural Science and related fields or Agricultural Economics.
Applications should be emailed to Ms Delané Landman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 31 October