Emma Smith Overseas Scholarship for Masters Student
Masters in Social Sciences student Ms Thomzonke Zungu was elated to learn she was the recipient of the 2015 Emma Smith Overseas Scholarship.
‘I still cannot believe it,’ said Zungu. ‘Words can’t explain how happy I am. It’s like a dream come true.’
The Emma Smith Overseas Scholarship, named after 20th century South African entrepreneur C G Smith’s wife, provides postgraduate scholarship opportunities for top-performing female students - resident in the greater Durban area - to study abroad.
Initially, Zungu was worried as she didn’t have any postgraduate funding to continue with her research. But now, she sees her future as brighter than ever before.
She thanked the donors, saying the scholarship would enable her to complete a PhD.
‘This scholarship means a lot to me and my family – it will open a lot of doors. Scholarships of this nature are important because they reach out to those students who have the potential but do not have the means to realise their goals and ambitions,’ said Zungu.