Press Release:

Applications Open for the ISPA Inspires Educational Sponsorship 2023

Published on: 2023-08-01

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South Africa’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) invites applications for its “ISPA Inspires Educational Sponsorship” for the 2024 academic year.

Applications open TODAY, Tuesday, 1 August and will close on Friday, 1 September, 2023.

Visit the ISPA Inspires website for more information and to register and submit your application.

Sponsorship for the 2024 academic year will be awarded to one or more promising young candidates interested in pursuing a career in the ISP (Internet Service Provider) sector. Sponsorship is available for not only universities, TVET and technical colleges, but also any institution providing any type of accredited ICT training or sector specific courses where there is an identified shortage of skills in South Africa.

This ISPA Inspires skills development project by ISPA’s Social Development Working Group is now entering its fourth year, and applications for sponsorship of enthusiastic future ICT professionals during their 2024 academic year are now open.

“ISPA believes in creating a strong foundation through the development of our young people within the ICT sector. And the ISPA Inspires educational sponsorship is an opportunity for ISPA to support both the students who apply, and its members,” says Aurora Vani, Chairperson of ISPA’s Social Development Working Group.

Who should apply:

  • South African Citizens.
  • Individuals need to be 35 years of age or younger.
  • Current or prospective undergraduate students enrolled for the 2023 academic year at a South African TVET college, university, registered private college, or registered higher educational institution.
  • Only applicants enrolled or planning to enroll in a field of study related to ICT (Information and Communications Technology) need apply.Note: Postgraduates, and students that are already funded by an existing bursary or scholarship, need not apply.

Previous experience in the information technology industry is not a prerequisite for applying. Priority will be given to previously disadvantaged individuals.

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Further Information

For further information, please contact the ISPA secretariat on the Contact ISPA page.