SUCCESSES AND ACHIEVEMENTS of the MIT BURSARY SCHEME
The Meat Industry Trust (MIT) makes funds available on an annual basis for bursaries to meritorious students for post-graduate studies at South African tertiary institution in fields of importance to the Red Meat Industry. The purpose of the bursary scheme is to create further scientific capacity in South African and to address industry research needs.
The MIT administers the scheme via its Bursary Working Committee (BWC), who liaises closely with the tertiary institution and the relevant Head of Department and / or Supervisor under whose guidance the student will conduct the post graduate study (Masters or Doctorate).
The Tracer study was undertaken to determine to what extent the MIT Bursary fund/scheme secure positive contribution to the meat industry.
It was concluded that the MIT is getting value for stakeholder funds invested in the bursary scheme. The bursary fund is one of the best ways to invest industry funds. With the recommended information and document control systems in place, it would be possible to conduct further studies in future to verify the impact of the training intervention for maximum benefit to the meat industry.
MIT Bursary Recipients
A history to be proud of! The table below is a summary of the support and grants to students since 2008 up to 2019.