2023 Omnia-Employees Benefit Tertiary Bursary

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Omnia is a diversified Group that conducts research and development, manufactures and supplies chemicals and specialised services and solutions for the agriculture, mining and chemicals application industries.

Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, with operations in 25 countries, Omnia has more than six decades’ experience in the business. Additionally, Omnia continues to grow its global footprint, with businesses in Australasia and Brazil, and clients in other regions such as North America and Canada.

Omnia provides customised, knowledge based, Innovative Solutions through its Agriculture, Mining and Chemicals divisions. These divisions include Omnia Nutriology, Axioteq™, BME, Protea Mining Chemicals and Protea Chemicals. These are all niche businesses that operate with a common objective: to enhance customers’ businesses through research, development and knowledge sharing that will enable them to increase their performance and, by extension, profit margins. In doing so, Omnia aims to increase the performance of customers while reducing their risk, and at the same time focusing on health, safety and a lower environmental impact.

About The Bursary

Educating our next generation is vital to achieving Omnia’s purpose: Innovating to enhance life, together creating a greener future.

The Group remains focused on critical issues such as securing a healthy and adequate food supply for a growing population, effecting a lower impact on the environment and ensuring safer operations for Omnia’s employees and customers. 

To enhance Omnia's Employee-Benefit programmes, the Omnia Future Fund was established to help the children/dependents of their employees to benefit from more affordable access to quality education. 

The initiative aims to support financially needy students at universities, thereby contributing to the development of higher education graduates who are confident and proud of their African identity and heritage, academically and socially adept, and equipped with the skills and competencies enabling them to become professionals in their fields. 

The bursaries cover the expenses of tuition fees, textbooks, residence or accredited accommodation costs, meals and a transport allowance for those students living at home. 

Who Can Apply

  2. Applicant does not receive a similar bursary and/or education assistance through the other parent/partner’s employer
  3. Applicant must be a child/adopted dependent of an Omnia (or group subsidiary company) PERMANENT employee. 
  4. Each employee may only get funding for 2 children
  5. Fixed-term contractors are EXCLUDED from participating
  6. Applicants must be South African citizens. 
  7. Applicant must be below the age of 30 years
  8. Applicants must be pursuing a FULL-TIME qualification IN 2023 (Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Degree/Honours), excluding Masters/Phd 
  9. Applicants must be pursuing their qualification-level for the first time (ie, not repeating a degree, honours, etc) 
  10. Good academic record with an average pass rate of 60% and above
  11. Applicants must be pursuing a qualification or intending to pursue a qualification at PUBLIC tertiary institution registered with DHET and SAQA. (This includes community colleges and TVETS) 

Please read these notes and instructions carefully before completing the form. Be sure to read every section and ensure that the information you provide is accurate.

  • Applications that are incomplete and that include misrepresentations will immediately be disregarded.
  • Please ensure that you attach ALL of the Required Documents
  • Applications are currently closed.

  •  It is your responsibility to apply for entrance for your intended course and university and to ensure that you are able to meet the entrance requirements stipulated for your course.
  • Please ensure that you complete all the sections of this application form.
  • Please select the correct funding opportunity when completing your application.
  • You will receive a confirmation e-mail once we have received your application.
  • You will be advised if your application is unsuccessful. Only shortlisted applicants will be invited to interviews.
  • Good Luck! 
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Required Documents

Please prepare the following documents:

    All Applicants

    1. Certified ID (or copy of Un-abridged birth-certificate) of Applicant (with parent's names) 
    2. If applicant is adopted, Submit proof of legal guardianship by employee
    3. Parent/Guardian's Omnia (or subsidiary) Payslip (less than 3 months old): For all household members, scan all documents into one file before uploading
    4. Latest Official academic transcripts (if in tertiary already)
    5. Certified Matric certificate
    6. Certified copies of Parents/Guardians Identity Document (or death certificate)

    If you were in matric (2022), also submit the following:

    1. Grade 11 end-year report (with school stamp)
    2. Grade 12 term-2 school report (with school stamp)  

    If you did matric in 2022, please apply as a GAP student at the beginning of your application. This will avoid you answering high school questions

For applicants under the age of 18, to comply with POPI regulations a signed consent form completed by your parent/legal guardian along with a certified copy of their proof of identity is required.

You can download the guardian consent form by clicking HERE.