International integrated chemicals and energy company Sasol invites top Maths and Science Grade 12 learners to apply for its all-inclusive bursary to study Engineering, Science and Accounting at approved South Africa’s public Universities and Universities of Technology in the 2018 academic year.
“We at Sasol understand that ensuring students’ academic success takes more than just paying for their studies. That is why the Sasol Bursary gives learners much more than just funding for their studies but also emotional and other support. It is through our dedicated support team that gives bursars personalized attention, career support as well as life guidance that we ensure that they succeed,” said Monica Luwes, Manager: Graduate Centre, Sasol Corporate Bursary Services.
For more than 30 years, Sasol provided comprehensive bursaries to top performing learners in the fields of Maths and Science. The Sasol bursary programme covers bursars’ tuition fees, accommodation, meals, textbooks and pocket money. Furthermore, successful applicants also receive performance-based awards and allowance for laptops and other study tools such as calculators. Sasol bursars have the opportunity to do paid vacation work during the school holidays and to be part of the company’s Graduate Development Programme once they completed studies.
For 2018, Sasol is looking for top performing learners who want to study towards a B Eng or BSc Eng in various engineering disciplines, BSc in Chemistry and Accounting (CA route) or learners interested in studying Instrumentation, Mining Survey and Mechanical or Electrical Engineering at a University of Technology. Applicants need to obtain 80% for Maths, 70% for Science and 60% for English to be considered. Sasol also provide postgraduate opportunities in Science and Engineer for deserving students.
“This is a lifetime opportunity for young, talented and ambitious learners. The aim of the Sasol bursary is to give learners peace of mind by taking care of all their education needs and related costs. All that the Sasol bursars have to do is to focus on their studies and get the best results,” said Monica.
Education is one of the pillars of Sasol’s social investment. Through this bursary programme, the group aims to uplift the communities of South Africa. Top performing bursars also have the opportunity to start and build their careers at Sasol, which has operations in Sasolburg in the Free State and Secunda in Mpumalanga.
Sasol in 2016 invested R79, 6 million in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education as part of its investment in programmes that stimulate sustainable socio-economic development and address South Africa’s critical skills gap.
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