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ASSA Scholarship

The purpose of the ASSA Scholarship is to encourage the study of astronomy. The Scholarship is available in support of 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate studies (and, in exceptional cases, Honours) in astronomy subjects only, at any Southern African university, including those which offer astronomy courses to part-time students in distance-learning mode.

Criteria are a demonstrated interest in astronomy and a good academic record. Preference will be given to members of ASSA as well as to previous holders of the Scholarship who have made good progress in their studies. Preference will also be given to applicants who are not in receipt of other scholarships or similar funding. The scholarship will cover academic fees for astronomy subjects only, as well as a contribution towards the cost of prescribed books for these subjects, and is valid for one year. Payment of academic fees will be made directly to the university concerned. The scholarship shall be awarded based on an evaluation of the applications and the recommendations of the relevant university department. Applicants may be required to be interviewed at an ASSA Centre convenient to them.

Applications must be received by 1 February 2014. Late applications may be considered. There is no standard application form. Please refer to the detailed information for the items to include in your application.

Applications and queries may be addressed by e-mail (preferred) to [scholarships@assa.saao.ac.za] or in writing to: Astronomical Society of Southern Africa, Scholarships, PO Box 9, Observatory, 7935.

Please read the detailed information before applying for the 2014 ASSA Scholarship.

 

 

Recipients of the ASSA Scholarship

  • 2013: Emma Platts
  • 2011: Claire Antel
  • 2008: Daniel Olivier
  • 2007: Wendy Williams
  • 2006: Wendy Williams
  • 2005: Renée Hlozek
  • 2003: Melissa van Gend
  • 2002: Melissa van Gend
  • 2002: C D de Villiers


  • SAAO-ASSA Scholarship

    The purpose of the SAAO - ASSA Scholarship is to encourage current or intending undergraduates (i.e. 1st, 2nd or 3rd year) studying for a B.Sc. degree at any university in South Africa, who have a stated interest in astronomy, to prepare for furthering their interest. Applicants must be resident in South Africa.

    The value of each SAAO - ASSA Scholarship for 2014 is 12,000 Rand. One quarter of this amount will be paid be to the Scholarship holder to assist with expenses and prescribed book purchases, and the rest will be paid into the holder’s university fees account. The holder will automatically be considered for the SAAO - ASSA Scholarship in future years, until completion of the B.Sc. degree, subject to good progress being made.

    Applications must be submitted to the below no later than 1 February 2014. Late applications may be considered. There is no standard application form. Please refer to the detailed information for the items to include in your application

    Applications and queries may be addressed by e-mail (preferred) to [scholarships@assa.saao.ac.za] or in writing to: Astronomical Society of Southern Africa, Scholarships, c/o P0 Box 9, Observatory, 7935.

    Please read the detailed information before applying for the 2014 SAAO-ASSA Scholarship.

     

     

    Recipients of the SAAO-ASSA Scholarship

  • 2013: Jaco Brink, Yusri Dollie and Izak van der Westhuizen
  • 2012: Fawaaz Davids
  • 2011: Allen Versveld and Fawaaz Davids
  • 2010: Riyaadh Jamodien
  • 2009: Rocco Coppejans and Tshepo Molane
  • 2008: Mpati Ramatsoku and Rocco Coppejans
  • 2007: Mpati Ramatsoku
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