PPS bursaries are awarded on financial need basis and scholarships on academic excellence. The bursaries are paid directly to the university where the recipient is studying and are administered by the university to cover university fees and textbook costs.
To be eligible for the 2014 awards, the student must be registered at a South African university registering for a fourth academic year of study or post-graduate degree and must be studying towards a profession, which on qualification, would be eligible for PPS membership.
PPS membership is open to graduate professionals who hold at least a four-year degree or the equivalent thereof in a profession that is elligible for PPS membership, such as an Honours, Masters, M.Tech or D.Tech degree, and who are practising in the field of their study. Membership is at the discretion of the PPS Board.
The following professions are accepted by PPS:
* Accountants * Actuaries * Advocates * Attorneys * Architects * Dentists * Doctors * Engineers (Electrical & Mechanical with four year degree) * Farmer (with four year degree in agriculture) * Nurses (with four year B.Cur degree) * Pharmacists * Physiotherapists * Radiologists * Radiographers * Scientists * Surgeons * Auditor * Dietician * Veterinarian * Gynaecologist * Microbiologist * Occupational Therapist * Speech and Hearing Therapist * Human Resources Practitioner * Anthropologist * Archaeologist * Political Analyst * Researcher * Linguist * Biokineticist * Social Worker * Biochemist * Biologist * Scientist * Statician * Audiologist * Mathematician * Agriculturalist * Economist * Historian * Meteorologist * Town and Regional Planner * Astronomist * Botanist * Industrial Psychology * Ecologist * Land Surveyor * And other professions
The student must also be a citizen or permanent resident of South Africa. Recipients of the PPS Scholarship and Bursary awards will be required to become PPS Student members at no additional cost.