SASA Perron X Bursary South Africa

SASA Perron X Bursary South Africa

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROVIDER – SASA

SASA Perron X Bursary South Africa | The South African Sommeliers Association (SASA) is a major front-runner in the food and beverage industry of South Africa. The association was first established in 2010 when a group of aspiring individuals had the common goal of uplifting and promoting the service of wine within the country. SASA is a non-profit organization, aimed at aiding service industry professionals and providing internationally recognised Sommelier qualifications to its various members. SASA also orchestrates competitions in alternating years, aiming to find the best young and new Sommeliers. SASA is a proud member of the ASI (Association de la Sommellerie Internationale) which is a globally recognised Sommelier body. With the aid of ASI, SASA is able to communicate with associates from various countries and act as an official representation of its prestigious membership within South Africa.

ABOUT THE SASA BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

The South African Sommeliers Association (SASA), partnered with Perron X Heritage Collection, are inviting students to apply for their bursary program. 100 bursaries will be awarded for SASA’s Introductory Sommelier Certification program. (Read about becoming a sommelier with SASA).

The program is specifically designed to provide aspiring young sommeliers with the basic tools and experience needed to succeed within the wine industry, as well as increase diversity within the South African wine market.

This initiative created by SASA and Perron X is essential to the growth of the South African wine industry, as the profession of sommeliers has often been associated with exclusivity and lack of diversity. SASSA and Peron X hope to address this issue by allowing students from various backgrounds the opportunity to become aspiring sommeliers, thus not only representing various communities but also introducing a new range of quality and service.

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MORE ABOUT THE SASA BURSARY PROGRAMME – EXPENSES COVERED

The bursary will cover the total cost of the exam, and students will be selected based on academic ability, personal motivation, and financial circumstances.

Successful candidates who have been chosen for the sponsored certificate will have their names published and used in Media and will be required to submit a paragraph explaining the value the scholarship award has had on their academic goals.

Otagouni.com is committed to keeping you updated with the latest bursary opportunities, and this article covers all details about the SASA and Perron X Bursary.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SASA BURSARY

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to meet all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be over 18 years old
  • You must be passionate about wine
  • You must be eager and willing to pursue a career within the wine industry
  • You must consent to your name being published by SASA and Perron X in the media
  • You must be in financial need (preferable)
  • You must demonstrate strong academic ability
  • You must have internet access

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE SASA BURSARY

Applications must be submitted online at; SASA Perron X Bursary Application

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Students who meet the above criteria can apply by submitting clear copies of the following supporting documentation (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • Letter of recommendation (this must be from an Establishment official that you have mentioned as part of your experience OR from a friend/ community leader/ family member stating why they believe you should be chosen for this award)
  • Answers to 7 questions (this must be completed after watching the videos on the Vin de Classique Youtube channel- the link to these videos can be found on the application form)
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CLOSING DATE FOR THE SASA BURSARY

30 June 2023.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

CONTACT THE BURSAR PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary program, please contact the South African Sommeliers Association (SASA) directly:
SASA contact portal: https://www.sommeliers.org.za/contact
Please do NOT contact SASA if this bursary has already closed. View our other bursaries open for application here:

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