Webber Wentzel Scholarship South Africa 2021

 


ABOUT THE COMPANY – WEBBER WENTZEL

Webber Wentzel by formed in 1868 by 5 founders, namley Walter Webber, Charles Augustus Wentzel, Henry Charles Hull, Edward Solomon and Henry Bowen. The African law firm has its headquarters based in Johannesburg and is named as one of the “Big Five law firms” in South Africa.

The companies expertise fall into the following groups – Tax Law; Corporate Law; Commercial Law; Dispute Resolution; Banking, Projects & Regulatory Law. Webber Wentzel is a level 2 BBBEE contributor and employs around 800 staff members, including more than 450 lawyers. In 2003, the company formed a Pro Bono Practice Group, a team of experts who provide free and dedicated legal services.
 

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

Webber Wentzel partial scholarship will be awarded to South African Law students, complete the last 2 years towards a LLB degree.

Students who excel in their studies, may be given the opportunity to be employed by Webber Wentzel as candidate attorneys, on completion of their studies.
 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • South African citizen
  • Studying at a recognised South African tertiary institution
  • Registered for the penultimate year of study towards a LLB degree qualification in 2021
  • Maintain a minimum academic average of 65%
  • Strong academic results
  • *Preference will be given to students who show academic excellence, as well as those from historically disadvantaged backgrounds and those in financial need

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

Download and complete the Webber Wentzel Scholarship Application Form (.pdf)
 

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Academic transcripts to date of LLB degree course
  • Academic transcripts of any other undergraduate qualification and relevant qualifications
  • Latest detailed tertiary fee statement
  • Parents/ guardians/ spouse/ your own proof of income (latest payslips or income tax return if employed/ sworn affidavits if unemployed/ financial statements if self-employed)
  • Parents/ guardians/ spouse death certificates if deceased (certified copy) (if unavailable, submit sworn affidavits)
  • Parents/ own divorce certificate if divorced (certified copy) (sworn affidavits if separated but not divorced)

 

Applications must be submitted electronically via email to: articles@webberwentzel.com
(Insert the words “Webber Wentzel Scholarship Application – Your Full Name” in the email subject line).
 

CLOSING DATE

30 November 2020.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
 

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact Webber Wentzel directly:
Webber Wentzel Graduate Recruitment team
Email: articles@webberwentzel.com
Contact Person: Phindile Hlabangane (Graduate Recruitment Manager) / Nokwazi Sibiya (Graduate Recruitment Consultant)
Tel: 011 530 5432 / 011 530 5323

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