Mick Leary Educational Trust Bursaries for students with Epilepsy

epilepsyMick Leary Educational Trust was established by Epilepsy South Africa, formerly known as SANEL, to assist people with epilepsy struggling to find employment on the open labour market.

The Trust is named after Professor Mick Leary, a former Epilepsy South Africa Chairperson, Paediatric Neurologist, and epilepsy expert.

Several companies, including some of the large pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers of anticonvulsant medications, have donated funds for bursaries which are given out at the start of each year.

Bursary details:
Value: Amount varies
Duration: 1 year renewable
Tenable: Any South African university

Who can apply?
Bursaries are available for study at any tertiary institution. Applicants are encouraged to pursue careers for which they have an aptitude, as well as those for which there is a need or demand in the labour market.
In addition to having epilepsy, the Trustees will also take into account factors such as the financial situation of the applicant or their parents, academic, performance and community involvement.

How to apply?
Ask your local branch of Epilepsy South Africa for an application form.
Contact Epilepsy South Africa National Office at (021) 447-3014.
e-mail at: info@epilepsy.org.za
Or, complete the form below and post it to:
Mick Leary Educational Trust
c/o Epilepsy South Africa
PO Box 73
For further information about the Mick Leary Educational Trust, please call our Epilepsy South Africa offices on any of the following numbers:

National Office – (021) 447 3014
Western Cape – (021) 447 3012
South-Cape Karoo – (044) 382 2155
Durban & Coastal – (031) 309 1370
KwaZulu Natal – (033) 394 1041
Mpumalanga – (013) 254 0161
Gauteng – (011) 816 2040
Free State – (056) 811 5959.

Closing date: 30 September

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