November 22, 2010

Webber Wentzel Scholarship for Undergraduate South African Law Students

Webber Wentzel Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Law
Course Level: Undergraduate
Provider: Webber Wentzel
Country to Study in: South Africa

Scholarship Description
As part of its Corporate Social Investment (CSI) Programme, and in an endeavour to recruit and develop talented individuals, Webber Wentzel offers the Webber Wentzel Scholarship.

The scholarships, of a value of ZAR 30,000 each, are made to dedicated South African law students.

Webber Wentzel is a leading South African law firm, whose aim is to work alongside their clients as a trusted adviser, delivering world-class legal expertise and innovative thinking.

Students must be South African citizens and registered for their penultimate year of study towards an LLB degree.

Selection criteria:
Academic excellence is the primary criterion that will be taken into account in awarding scholarships.

Other factors that may be considered in appropriate cases include:
  • previously disadvantaged backgrounds; and
  • the ability to demonstrate financial need.
Recipients of scholarships are people who the company believes have the potential to become successful Webber Wentzel lawyers, and will be required to participate in vacation work programmes.

Eligible groups
Citizens of South Africa

Participating Institutions
Any accredited law school in South Africa

Fields of study
Undergraduate level courses in law (LLB)

Number of awards
Ten scholarships will be awarded each year

Sponsorship duration
If an applicant is successful, the scholarship will be re-awarded for his or her final year of study provided his or her conduct remains satisfactory and that he or she passes all subjects with an acceptable mark in the minimum prescribed period.

The recipient of the scholarships may be expected to meet with representatives of Webber Wentzel from time to time, and the University will be requested to afford Webber Wentzel regular progress reports.

Scholarship benefits
Scholarships of ZAR 30,000 each are awarded to successful and qualified law students. The scholarship is expected to cover tuition and housing fees and the costs of textbooks.

Method of Application
Interested applicants need to download the scholarship application form the official Webber Wentzel Scholarship website. In addition, each applicant should ensure that the following documents are included:
  • detailed curriculum vitae
  • academic transcripts of any undergraduate qualification (and any other relevant qualifications)
  • academic transcripts of LLB degree courses up to and including November in the last completed year of study
  • matric certificate
  • letter of motivation
If you have access to the internet, please email your application to and use the email title "Application for Scholarship". Alternatively, please send it to Webber Wentzel's Human Resources Department in Johannesburg:
  • By hand: Webber Wentzel, 10 Fricker Road, Illovo Boulevard, Johannesburg
  • By post: Webber Wentzel, PO Box 61771, Marshalltown, 2107, South Africa
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on applying to this scholarship, and also to download the application form.

The closing date for submission of all scholarship applications is 31st January 2011. Applications for the 2011 scholarships are closed. Applications for the 2012 scholarships will open on 1 November 2011.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Webber Wentzel will consider employing scholarship recipients as candidate attorneys when they graduate, depending on their academic achievements and the existence of suitable vacancies.

Scholarship recipients who are offered employment by Webber Wentzel are obliged to accept on terms no less favourable than the terms offered to all other first-year candidate attorneys employed by the firm in that year.

If you have any queries, please contact our Graduate Recruitment Manager, on +27 11 530 5000.

Application Deadline: 31 January 2011
Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY South Africans)

More Scholarship Information and Application

Related: List of Scholarships in South Africa for Students

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