BA Honours Student Bags Emma Smith Overseas Scholarship
Bachelor of Arts Honours student Ms Fathima Mohamedy was overjoyed when she was awarded an Emma Smith Overseas Scholarship at UKZN’s recent Scholarship Awards ceremony.
‘I was over the moon. I don’t think I’ve come down yet. It’s validating and I feel very lucky!’
The Emma Smith Overseas Scholarship, named after C G Smith’s wife, is awarded to top-performing female graduates resident in the eThekwini district giving them the opportunity to study abroad.
Mohamedy paid tribute to the donors and said it was pleasing that Arts students were being recognised.
‘This scholarship will give me a measure of confidence going forward. I’ll be taught by authorities on my subject in an international environment where I can make the most of putting what I learn into practice. I also think that it will be incredibly challenging and an opportunity for personal growth.’
Mohamedy said the scholarships served a dual purpose. ‘Recipients come back with the knowledge of what’s happening at the forefront of their various fields. This can only benefit our country. Secondly, scholarships allow us to be ambassadors for our nation and to interact with people from all over the world which bodes well for future projects and relations.’
She encouraged more students to apply for scholarships. ‘As the saying goes, nothing ventured, nothing gained. If you’re enthusiastic about what you’re studying, there’s always a chance. I’m proof of that.’