Funding a creative study path

The creative industry is an open platform for individuals to express themselves. However funding one’s study path can range from scholarships, bursaries, grants, self financing (working to pay for your studies), financing from family – friends - parents/guardians – private funder, student loans and government aided student loans. The lists of options are there and being creative about your student funding is not to be frowned upon. Some people even use Crowd Sourcing to fund their studies – true story!

Due to popular demand we searched for some of the planets most awesome Design Scholarships, Grants and Bursaries that are on offer! It is good to note that most recognised design schools have student financial aid systems in place so make sure that you contact them to find out what options they have in place to assist your study process in terms of fee payment. Further don’t forget to make sure that the institution you would like to study at is properly accredited!

Breakdown of bursary and scholarship options in South Africa in the Engineering, Geology, Teaching and Transport sectors!  
 
Engineering and Geology
 
Kantey & Templer: consulting engineers have bursary opportunities available for individuals pursuing a career as a Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineer.
 
Harmony – from one of the planets leading gold mining setups - a bursary scheme focused on education at a tertiary level.  
 
SASOL: Have an entire website dedicated to their bursaries setup…(FirstStep.me says: Cool beans!)

These career industries are unrelated - well not that we can think of - however people in the finance industry at times do need to visit their pharmacist so perhaps there is an angle…(typical FirstStep.me antics!)
 
Pharmaceutical
 
PSSA (Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa) – has put together a bursary set-up through the Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (FPE). Awesome to see support for pharmaceutical talent in South Africa!

Breakdown of bursary and scholarship options in South Africa in the Legal and Accounting sectors!
 
Accounting:
 
Grant Thornton: Have a focused career site which features information about bursaries on offer.
 
BDO: has a bursary offering for students registering or currently pursing a career as a Chartered Accountant.
 
KPMG: have various accountancy bursaries on offer.