|FOLLOWING the inaugural MESNZ Engineering Scholarship in 2009, won by South Auckland’s Brett Willis, the Maintenance Engineering Society of New Zealand (MESNZ) has reaffirmed its commitment to the award scheme with the announcement of the 2010 MESNZ Engineering Scholarship. Run on the same basis as the inaugural event, the scholarship once more looks to challenge maintenance engineers, recognise excellence and award funding towards ongoing study.
The profile and response to the 2009 award was less than expected last year and for 2010, MESNZ is imploring senior management and industry leaders to encourage, nominate and inspire staff members who they think will benefit from the application process and potential scholarship award.
Often, engineers and students lack the confidence and self belief to start the application process, thinking that their achievements or desires for betterment are undeserving. What’s required is a prompt from a senior peer or employer to begin the process of completing the MESNZ scholarship application.
The award process itself is not difficult. Applicants only need to complete the application form, providing relevant details. Applicants are then screened and reviewed and (as appropriate) interviewed by the Scholarship committee. The award provides for up to $5000 towards study fees – a worthwhile prize alone, plus there is the value of being recognised throughout the scholarship process.
In your situation, if you recognise an engineer, engineering student, tradesmen or apprentice who is committed to ongoing engineering education, consider nominating him or her for the 2010 award programme. The scholarship application can be found on the website at www.mesnz.org.nz
Bruce Willis winner of the 2009 MESNZ Engineering Scholarship
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