Applications for bursaries for the upcoming 2018 academic year from the Master Builders Association of the Western Cape (MBAWC) are currently open.
The bursaries will cover the annual tuition fees in respect of various built environment courses offered by both the academic universities as well as the universities of technology, from the second year of study onward. The bursaries are valid for one year, but are renewable, subject to continued satisfactory academic progress.
The MBAWC will also sponsor selected bursary recipients’ attendance at each annual Master Builders South Africa Congress, enabling them to meet the captains of the building industry and attend various educational sessions.
Students who have successfully completed their first year of studies in the fields of Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management or Health & Safety Management are eligible to apply. In addition, they must either have been born in the Western Cape, or have completed their Basic Education in the Cape Town Metro or Greater Boland area. Bursaries are also available for the children of those employees working for MBAWC member companies. Those who are awarded bursaries are under no obligation to repay them, should they successfully complete their courses. Recipients are also not required to take up employment only with MBAWC members on completion of their studies.
While MBAWC primarily supports institutions of higher learning in the Western Cape, it has also supported students financially, in order to study at other universities within South Africa in the past, due to special circumstances.
Application forms are available from the MBAWC website
. These must be submitted, together with a letter of motivation stating why the applicant has chosen their particular field of study, by the closing date of 30 November. Successful applicants will be notified by 12 December, circumstances permitting.