College Deputy Vice-Chancellor Scholarship Spurs Top Achievers
The three top-ranked undergraduate students proceeding from their second year on to further studies have each been awarded the College Deputy Vice-Chancellor Scholarship in recognition of their hard work and dedication.
They are Law students Ms Claire Bronwyn Gillespie and Ms Simone Gray, and Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting student, Ms Jyoti Maharaj.
For Gillespie, pursuing a career in Law was motivated by the need to use her legal skills to help others get access to justice. She says the scholarship is a good incentive for her to continue working hard to make her dream a reality.
‘I am grateful to the University for this kind gesture as it means that my achievements have been recognised. I have recently signed to do my articles with Bowman Gilfillan, one of the top five law firms in South Africa and hope to pursue a career in either corporate or aviation law.’
Maharaj, who attributes her success to hard work and the support of her family, was awarded the Frene Ginwala Scholarship at the 2013 Scholarships Awards Ceremony while at this year’s ceremony, she won two scholarships including the UKZN 100th Anniversary Scholarship.
‘The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Scholarship removes the financial burden weighing heavily on my parents. Also, I am honoured to have achieved this and hopefully, it will be an example for others to follow.’
Maharaj said her father and older brother were also involved in the accounting profession. ‘My mum is definitely my biggest supporter,’ she added