University, college and further education
‘Bright futures’ – supporting students
Over the past 9 years Masicorp has provided a highly successful university bursary programme – it offered both financial and mentoring support to students from Masiphumelele who wished to undertake courses at local universities/colleges. Starting from just three students in 2009 we have supported over 50 students with their studies.
Owing to the recent changes in state funding for students and the rapid increase in university fees, we have temporarily closed our bursary progamme whilst we work to find a sustainable way to continue. We have a plan, and we hope to launch our new Masicorp University Fellowship Programme in 2020.
Masicorp Bursary Programme Alumni Association (MBPAA)
In 2015 an alumni association was established for all of the graduates in receipt of a Masicorp bursary. There are currently over twenty graduates in the MBPAA with more joining each year as students graduate. The association meets regularly and provides an opportunity to network with other graduates, Masicorp staff and volunteers, and other invited guests. Many of our alumni are now giving back to the bursary programme by volunteering as tutors and mentors for current students, or by assisting the bursary team with their newly acquired skills in areas such as accountancy and teaching. More