Here at Career Wise we have a number of fantastic bursary schemes covering a range of disciplines. For each scheme, we work closely with our clients to ensure we recruit the best candidates and we provide ongoing support to our students to make sure they thrive at university.
This week we turn our attention to the Letsema Khanyisa Bursary Support Scheme, another fantastic bursary programme administered by Career Wise, which offers support to the dependents of qualifying employees from Murray & Roberts.
Letsema Khanyisa Bursary Support Scheme administered by Career Wise
Murray & Roberts is South Africa’s leading engineering, contracting and construction services company. It has been responsible for creating employment, developing skills, applying technology and building infrastructure throughout South Africa. The company is based in Johannesburg and is listed on the JSE with operations in a number of regions across the globe. As part of the company’s Corporate Social Investment activities, it supports dependents of qualifying employees to access tertiary education via the Letsema Khanyisa Bursary Support Scheme. This scheme was started 10 years ago through a Trust and has grown to support a total of 101 (which is comprised of both high school and university) students in 2017. The university disciplines of study included business management, engineering, metallurgy, law and economics.
Who qualifies and what does it cover?
The Letsema Khanyisa Bursary Support Scheme supports the children and dependents of employees of Murray & Roberts who meet certain criteria relating to length of employment and salary level. The applicants must be in Grade 12 or finished with secondary education, or they can already be registered in a tertiary institution but must be younger than 35 years old. Funding is not limited to degrees within engineering and construction and covers other disciplines for a total of three years and, in some cases, will be extended to cover Honours or B. Tech. The bursary covers tuition and accommodation, transport and also pays an allowance to students. Total funding is capped at a certain amount, beyond which the student will need to cover additional expenses. In some cases, merit based awards are given that exceed the funding cap so there is good incentive to work hard and make sure you get strong results.
How to apply
Students in both high school and university should enquire from their parents about the application form if their parents work for Murray and Roberts. Their parents can request the application form for the bursary via the Human Resource (HR) department, which will also highlight the criteria to them. Once the application has been submitted by the parents to the HR department the application will be forwarded to Career Wise for review. After the review, students are shortlisted and formal interview proceedings are conducted. The final decision will then be made by Murray and Roberts with recommendations made by Career Wise.
Best of luck, we look forward to receiving your application!