In line with our objectives of increasing the numbers of African Women CA's; and thanks to our sponsors, AWCA is able to offer some limited financial assistance to qualifying students wishing to enter the Chartered Accountancy profession.
AWCA’s primary objectives include increasing the number of African women chartered accountants entering the field. This goal is being achieved by providing financial assistance to deserving candidates who do not have the means to cover the costs of study. The AWCA bursary fund was started in 2006 using proceeds gathered through the annual Woman of Substance event. In 2008 AWCA began administration of the Vodacom bursary fund and went on to administer the Vodacom Bursary Fund in 2009
There are currently 3 bursaries – Vodacom and AWCA and Thuthuka.
VODACOM - Through Vodacom – AWCA is sponsporing 6 students who are now in 3rd year (2012)
AWCA BURSARY - The AWCA bursary was launched in 2010 from the WOS funds – It was mainly launched to fund CTA students. Under this bursary, AWCA is currently 6 students sponsoring. 3 students in CTA and 3 in undergrad.
THUTHUKA - AWCA has committed to funding the full tuition of two university students annually since 2006.The AWCA bursary is made possible by the funds raised from our annual Woman of Substance Gala Event, which is held to raise funds specifically for our AWCA Bursary Fund. ABSA’s sponsorship of the Woman of Substance allows this function to raise additional finds thus helping AWCA fulfill its primary mandate of increasing the number of African Women CAS. AWCA uses these funds as a contribution to SAICA’s Thuthuka Bursary Fund