Bursaries

Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund Bursary 2021

The Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund is calling on qualified LLB students who are looking to acquire bursary support to submit an application to qualify for its upcoming Bursary Programme.

Make sure to go over the details and requirements of this bursary before submitting your application.

Formerly called as the Attorneys’ Fidelity Fund, the Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund, or LPFF, is a fidelity guarantee that works to protect the public from loss brought about by trust fund theft. This level of protection promotes confidence in the public when seeking the services of legal practitioners.

The main responsibility of the LPFF is to provide reimbursement to clients of law practitioners who may experience pecuniary loss brought about by theft of property or money entrusted to an attorney for the duration of practice.

Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund Bursary Programme

The LPFF Bursary Programme is awarded to full-time students pursuing any of the following:

  • BA Law
  • BCom Law
  • BProc
  • B Luris

Bursary coverage is limited to tuition fee expenses, the amount of which is determined by LPFF’s Board of Control. The duration of bursary coverage may run for a maximum period of 24 months

Candidate lawyers or practicing lawyers who need bursary support for further studies are eligible to receive up to R8,000 renewable for two years.

Who should apply?

Candidates must meet these minimum requirements to be considered eligible to apply:

  • Must be in the third or fourth year of studies towards any of the qualifications mentioned above
  • Second-year students in their first semester may apply for bursary coverage for third and fourth-year studies
  • Third-year students in their first semester may apply for bursary coverage for the final year of studies
  • Candidate and practicing lawyers must be studying at a South African university with the aim of improving their qualifications

How do I apply?

Qualified candidates who wish to apply bursary support will need to download and fill out the application form completely and accurately.

For candidate lawyers and practicing lawyers, download the application form here

Send the application form along with required documents

Via post:

PO Box 3062
Cape Town, 8000
Docex 154
Cape Town

Hand deliver to:

Mr Shawn Africa
Bursary Coordinator
Attorneys Fidelity Fund
5th Floor Waalburg Bldg
280 Wale Street
Cape Town, 8001

IMPORTANT: Do not email or fax your application.

Application Deadline?

The deadline for the submission of applications is on 15 August 2020. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Contact Information

For more information about this bursary opportunity, get in touch with LPFF at

Phone: 021 424 4608
Email: (for undergraduate bursaries) liesel@fidfund.co.za
(for postgraduate/further study bursaries) shawn@fidfund.co.za

Click the link to view a PDF copy of the Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund Bursary Programme 2021 advert.

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