Bursary lays a foundation

2019-05-28 06:01
Stacy Singlee.

Stacy Singlee.

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The future is even brighter for Stacy Singlee of Grassy Park, one of the 22 City of Cape Town bursary recipients.

The recipients were officially announced on Thursday 2 May. A R6.4m budget has been set aside this year specifically for this programme.

“It is such a privilege for us to award financial support to these ambitious and deserving recipients. All we ask is that they keep the vision, which they have demonstrated to us,” says Mayco member for corporate services, Sharon Cottle, in a statement.

This is a dream come true for Singlee who has the passion for a rare career path – coastal engineering.

She is doing third year in civil engineering, at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, majoring in coastal engineering. This focuses on studying sea levels, the conditions of the oceans and marine environment, and identifying needed interventions.

“The bursary has laid a foundation for my career,” Singlee says.

One of the criteria for the bursary is that a candidate serves within the City institutions upon completion.

She says this means she does not have to look far for her in-service training and for the start of her career.

Singlee says she has already met her mentor and is excited about what the future holds for her.

“I love water and I will be making most out of my passion,” she says.

Singlee says she is following her grandfather’s footsteps. He was a builder and she would listen to him and sometimes get to admire his work.

She draws inspiration from the women in her family.

“They are all independent, doing it for themselves and value education,” she says excitedly.

Other beneficiaries were from Bridgetown, Mitchell’s Plain, Lansdowne, Bellville-South, Rylands, Belhar, Manenberg and Retreat.

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