Accounting Students to use Scholarships to Fulfil Academic Aspirations
Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting students and proud scholarship recipients, Ms Jyoti Maharaj and Ms Pratisha Sevsunker, will use their awards to unlock their academic potential.
Maharaj and Sevsunker both won two scholarships, namely the Pius Langa Scholarship and the UKZN Entrant Merit Scholarship.
After securing the scholarships which guarantee them funding for their academic future, the pair aims to make a valuable contribution to the South African economy through pursuing careers in chartered accountancy.
Pius Langa Scholarships are awarded to students ranked in the top 10 in the province in the KwaZulu-Natal National Senior Certificate (Matric) examinations or top nationally in the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) matriculation examinations.
The UKZN Entrant Merit Scholarships are awarded to new undergraduate entrants who score six A’s (level 7 or higher) in the matriculation examinations.
‘It feels good to be recognised by the University for my hard work as the scholarships will ensure I am able to study further and reach my goal of becoming a Chartered Accountant,’ said Maharaj.
‘I could not have achieved all this without the support of my parents and teachers who have invested their time to ensure I studied hard.’
Sevsunker excelled in various mathematics competitions in primary and high school and was recognised as the KwaZulu-Natal’s top accounting student in the 2012.
‘Hailing from a previously disadvantaged background, I was worried about finances for my tertiary education. This greatly motivated me to perform at my academic peak. My hard work and dedication has led to me receiving this scholarship as well as a bursary and training contract from a prestigious accounting firm.’
Both students plan to pursue postgraduate qualifications while serving their articles at Deloitte which has given them a training contract.