Scholarship Gives Young Student Opportunity to Pursue Science Degree
Former Durban Girls Secondary School pupil Ms Nondumiso Khumalo has been awarded a Frene Ginwala Scholarship.
The scholarship, named after UKZN’s first Chancellor and the former Speaker of Parliament, are special prestige entrant equity awards made to the top black African women entering the University as new undergraduate students in all disciplines.
Khumalo matriculated with outstanding results which got her into the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science to undertake a Bachelor of Science degree (M-stream).
‘The scholarship means a lot to me. I was very honoured to hear that I had received it as it showed me that hard work does reap fruitful rewards in the end,’ said Khumalo. ‘It has encouraged me to continue trying to do my best to succeed.’
Khumalo’s sincere message to the funders is: ‘The scholarship has created and set the foundation for young African female learners and for that I would like to express our utmost appreciation.’
She thanked God and her family and has this advice for other students: ‘Work hard, work hard, work hard - because you know that this is the one thing that can never let you down.
‘I plan to get my Bachelor of Science degree and thereafter undertake my honours and masters with a keen interest in the field of astronomy.’