Pietermaritzburg BA Student takes Frene Ginwala Scholarship
‘I am being rewarded for doing what I love and this motivates me even more!’
These are the words of UKZN Bachelor of Arts student Ms Mbalenhle Mbatha who was awarded the Frene Ginwala Scholarship.
The scholarship is a prestige entrant equity award made to top Black African female entrants arriving at the University as undergraduate students.
‘Being considered for such a prestigious scholarship has made me so happy because it shows that my hard work and dedication are being recognised,’ said Mbatha.
Mbatha said such scholarships were important because they recognised hard work and helped motivate and inspire students.
‘This scholarship will assist in helping my parents pay for my education. I sometimes put myself in their shoes and realise I can do without some things because it would inconvenience them.
‘The fact that they have got me this far is a blessing. Now the scholarship will help them financially and possibly allow another family member to get to university.’
Mbatha plans to go on to postgraduate studies and wants to play a role in furthering development in rural areas to help people attain a better quality of life.
‘To the donors/funders of this scholarship I convey my deepest gratitude for being considered for such a notable award. I trust they will continue rewarding deserving young people with these scholarships.’
- Melissa Mungroo