A bursary application letter should include a heading containing the writer's address, the address of the bursary, and the date; a proper salutation, title and heading; the writer's school performance including academic scores, potential, and activities; information about the writer and what makes him a good fit for the bursary company. The writer should conclude with a short statement that indicates what he plans on doing in the future.
A bursary application should be completely filled out with information that makes the writer appealing to the bursary. It should contain good school marks and a good reflection of academic potential. When applying, the writer should send the application early in the year before the year in which he wants to study. According to the Career Guidance website Seben.za.net, application acceptance can close any time between April and August.
The letter should also contain documents, including a completed application form (which varies depending on the bursary), a photocopy of the applicant's ID, an academic transcript and a photograph of the applicant's passport. Other information or documents may be necessary depending on the bursary. An applicant should be prepared to provide information about himself, his family and his financial circumstances. Finally, an applicant should end his bursary application letter with his name and signature.