IMESA offers a bursary scheme for full-time studies in the field of Civil Engineering. Other engineering disciplines may be considered only at the discretion of the Executive Council of IMESA.
The aims of the scheme are:
- to provide financial assistance to students who would otherwise not have been able to afford to study
- to recognise the achievements of students and prospective students who are dependants of IMESA members
The bursary is offered to students who are already registered for full time studies at a recognized tertiary educational institution in South Africa and have successfully completed their mid-year year exams. Bursary grants apply for the following year of study (i.e. second year or further). The bursary covers tuition fees and books, and is paid to the relevant educational tertiary institution. A mentor is appointed and students are encouraged to participate in IMESA activities.
Applications can be submitted from June each year and must be received at the IMESA Head Office by the closing date of 15th September 2018. Bursaries will be granted after a full evaluation process and at the discretion of the Executive Committee of IMESA. Successful applicants will be notified before the end of the year.
Applications for 2020 open in June 2019.
Letter from previous IMESA Bursary recipient, Theolyn Pillay:
It gives me great pleasure to inform you that I have completed my studies . I would like to convey my greatest appreciation and thanks to IMESA, for having me as a student member and letting me be a part of this wonderful organisation. As my time as a student, IMESA was of tremendous help and support financially and academically, the appointing of mentors, meetings, magazines and conference just added more knowledge that I had to gain and it made such knowledge very accessible. I am truly grateful for everything.