Chemical Engineering student wins Frene Ginwala Scholarship
First year Chemical Engineering student, Ms Nosipho Ngubane, has been awarded the Frene Ginwala scholarship for receiving six merit awards in Grade 12.
Ngubane says the scholarship has made her feel appreciated and humble. ‘I'm very grateful for the recognition and the award motivates me to work even harder.’
Ngubane has always enjoyed Mathematics and Science and has a desire to help solve the world’s problems. ‘Another source of motivation is that my teachers saw potential in me and encouraged me to do a degree in Engineering when I was so uncertain about things. A relatively small number of woman study to become engineers because there’s a perception that it is a very difficult course. I want to show everyone that it is possible with hard work.’
Her father is her role model and she appreciates everything that he has done for her. His spirit of perseverance is an inspiration.
Ngubane hopes to complete a PhD Engineering and go on to open an engineering school for disadvantaged children. She would also like to organise the renovation and improvement of her alma mater, Khombindlela High School.
Although she describes herself as an introvert, she is determined to one day travel the world, achieving her dreams and writing songs.