Thirteen Frene Ginwala Scholarships go to Health Sciences Students
Thirteen of the 25 Frene Ginwala Scholarships for 2015 were won by female students in the College of Health Sciences (CHS).
The students are Ms Nondumiso Dlamuka, Ms Nontobeko Gwala, Ms Nokubonga Linda, Ms Nasiphi Magaqa, Ms Nhlorhi Mathebula, Ms Sibusisiwe Mbuqe, Ms Nontando Mchunu, Ms Lindeni Mkhize, Ms Thobeka Mkhwanazi, Ms Zimkhitha Ntozakhe, Ms Ntombeziningi Phungula, Ms Nontokozo Sithole and Ms Shira Lona Sudi.
They received the awards at a prestigious Scholarship Awards Ceremony held on Westville campus.
Named after the first UKZN Chancellor, the Scholarship is awarded to top Black African female entrants entering the University as new undergraduate students in all disciplines.
Magaqa from KwaNdengezi Township was raised by her single mother and grandparents. ‘I feel really blessed and am beyond thankful,’ said Magaqa who attended Asoka Secondary School and is now registered as a Bachelor of Pharmacy student.
‘I feel very happy and excited about this scholarship as does my family because they have witnessed how hard work pays off,’ said Magaqa.
‘This Scholarship means a lot to me - my family won’t have to worry about my fees anymore. Working hard pays off in the end. My special thanks to the funders.’
The same sentiments were shared by aspiring medical doctors, Mkhize and Sudi, who said their parents had been supportive and it was now their duty to graduate and make it even further in life.
‘I would like to be part of initiatives to give people opportunities in life,’ said Ntozakhe (19) from Bizana in the Eastern Cape, who wants to become a paediatrician and work with foundations which assist young children.