TWO local students have been awarded valuable Engineering Horizons Bursaries
from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
Makhandia further noted the award of bursaries
involves a committee of nine people nominated and approved by the Executive, and who must consult ward representatives.
National University of Singapore (NUS) alumni and friends have raised about S$226,000 for the NUS Campus Couples Bursary Fund that supports bursaries
for financially-disadvantaged undergraduates.
Over the years, the government has allocated funds for bursaries
with the express objective of supporting bright but needy students in secondary school.
But the Royal College of Nurses said axing the bursaries
risks "cutting off " the supply of new nurses, with the number of applications down 20% this year.
In addition, 26 IET Engineering Horizons Bursaries
were awarded at the event for the very first time to support apprentices and students who have faced personal difficulties or financial hardship.
The Scottish Government pledged to retain bursaries
for student nurses last year.
But when bursaries
are scrapped for loans, students will effectively have to shell out PS26 an hour for their training, says Anthony Johnson, president of the Nursing and Midwifery Society at King's College in London.
Balloons and banners helped to create a party atmosphere as passers-by wrote birthday messages in a giant card before signing Unison's petition to urge the Government not to scrap bursaries
for student nurses.
Colleges Scotland told how the level of bursaries
available has dropped and been replaced by an increasing loan component.
BIRMINGHAM Bach Choir has secured funding for two bursaries
to support both the development of the choir and the development of promising student tenors.
Since 2009, the Social Security Development Fund has awarded 138 full bursaries
and spends about N$2.