SANCOLD scholarships will assist post-graduate students to undertake studies and research in the general field of Dam Engineering and to take advantage of the best possible training opportunities in South Africa. These scholarships will allow the holder’s mobility, as well as the freedom to select supervisors in their chosen fields. The purpose of these scholarships is to support persons who are committed to contributing significantly to research, teaching and professional practice in the field of Dam Engineering in their future careers.
The scholarship for 2012 to 2013 has been awarded. The scholarship-holder is Guy Robertson who is studying for his Master’s degree at the University of Stellenbosch.
Guy wrote in his application: I chose to further my education by participating in Master’s studies as I believe I have much to learn from and contribute to the field of hydraulics and dam engineering. I enjoy problem solving and look forward to indulging in research within my field of choice and contributing to the ever increasing knowledge bank that exists within South Africa. Having worked under dam specialists at MBB Consulting Engineers I believe I have gained an appreciation for dam engineering. With a special interest in water supply, management and methods to efficiently store water I am excited about the opportunity to make use of the facilities available at Stellenbosch University for me to pursue this passion under a supervisor, Prof Gerrit Basson, with vast experience and knowledge.
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