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Vosloorus Mpunzi Street, Ext 261475
I am here by applying for bursary as found in the website: www.nedbank.co.za. I am interested in pursuing with my studies.
Presently I am studying a Banking service Advice course at Milpark Business School, and I am intending to do Human Resource qualification but the problem is I do not have money to study further and I find this opportunity quite beneficial to my career in helping me to pursue higher qualification.
Here is a little information about myself. I am hard working individual who pays very serious attention to his studies. In addition, I also work Very well with others. In fact, what helped me to pull through school and get such good results was my willingness to work along with others.