On Sunday, 8 March 2020, people from all around the world observed International Women’s Day – a focal point in the fight for women’s rights. In support of this movement, Sasol is encouraging young women to harness their potential by entering science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields which, according to UNESCO, are made up of less than 35% of women.
“This is a startling statistic, but it also means there are incredible opportunities for women to enter the STEM fields at this exciting time, where technology continues to transform the way we live,” says Monica Luwes, Manager of Graduate Centre at Sasol Corporate Bursary Services.
She adds that career fields in STEM are regarded as the driving force behind technological transformation and innovation and will be among the highest-paying in the future.
To support this next generation of female leaders and innovators in STEM, Sasol is offering and encouraging women to apply for its all-inclusive bursary programme for female learners who are planning to study towards a B Eng or BSc Eng in various engineering disciplines or for a BSc in Chemistry, Geology or Metallurgy.
The bursary covers tuition fees, accommodation, meals, textbooks and pocket money. Bursars also receive allowances for study tools such as laptops and calculators, and financial and career assistance as part of the Graduate Development Programme.
Applications close 30 April 2020.