Maize Trust Bursary

By | January 1, 2020

Maize Trust Bursary


Maize Trust: Bursaries 2022 | South African Bursaries

Maize Trust Bursary

 About Maize Trust

The Maize Trust, established in 1998, was established after the closure of the Corn Council, with the main aim of promoting the corn industry in South Africa.

The Trust provides financial support to the corn industry, organizations and institutions that conduct production and market related research programs.

The Trust also provides funds for the assimilation and dissemination of market information, as well as improved market access for the benefit of the corn industry.

Maize Trust will award awards to areas related to the South African agriculture and corn industry. Graduate degrees will be awarded specifically in the following fields of study (master’s and doctoral studies only):

  • Agricultural economics
  • Agricultural meteorology
  • Agricultural engineering
  • Agronomy
  • Human sciences, plant varieties
  • Plant physiology
  • Plant biochemistry
  • Pathology Plant
  • Entomology
  • Plant pathology
  • Pasture science
  • Food science (related to horticulture)
  • Animal science
  • Weed science
  • Soil science
  • Soil microbiology
  • Molecular biology
  • Biometrics

One scholarship the value of R 78,334 per year will be awarded to master’s students (for 2 years) and R 94,817 per year for doctoral students (for 3 years). Investment capital should be used to offset the cost of tuition fees, prescribed textbooks, living expenses, and other study materials.

Once graduated, students must work in the South African maize sector, for a period equivalent to the time received.


Applicants must meet the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to meet all requirements will result in your application being rejected). ):

  • South African citizen
  • Matric completed
  • Studying full-time in one of the aforementioned fields of study (Masters or PhD only)
  • Studying at an accredited university in South Africa
  • Intend to undertake a thesis on a subject approved by the Maize Trust
  • Willing to work in the South African corn industry upon completion of school
  • Have read and agree to all terms of the Program Agreement Maize Scholarship (.pdf)


Download and complete the Maize Trust Scholarship Application Form (.pdf)

Send clear copies of the following supporting documents with your completed application (submission of these documents is required – if anything is missing your application will be ignored):

  • Identity documents (certified true copy of)
  • Matrix certificates (certified true copies of)
  • Other diplomas (certified true copy of)
  • Complete undergraduate academic record
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Summary / brief description of your thesis project

Applications must be submitted electronically via email to:
(Insert the words “Maize Trust Bursary Application – Your Full Name” in the email subject line).


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


For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact L&L Agricultural Services (the Maize Trust’s bursary administrators) directly:
Contact Person: Audra du Plessis
Tel: 012 807 3958/ 012 807 4191
Fax: 012 349 8707

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