SU students awarded the prestigious Mandela Rhodes Bursary
Two students from Stellenbosch University (SU) recently heard the news that they were chosen from amongst hundreds of applicants to receive the prestigious Mandela Rhodes Bursary.
Grant Andrews (23) is currently busy with his Masters in English Studies and hails from Eerste River, and Cara Meintjes (23) from Durbanville recently completed her Honours in Political Science. They were among the 20 students that received the news that they are the recipients of the bursary. Cara is also on the Student Representative Council for 2009/10 with the portfolio of Community Interaction.
The Mandela Rhodes Scholarship is a full scholarship which covers tuition, accommodation and meals, a book allowance and general allowance, and travel expenses for returning home during long vacations. The Scholarship also covers all expenses relating to attending the supplementary courses and the mentoring sessions.
The Mandela Rhodes Scholarship is open to postgraduate study (only Honours and Masters Degrees at present) in any field, at South African universities.
The Scholarship aims at nurturing a network of young African leaders who are committed to being the best they can be; and to serving their fellow human beings, their continent and the world. In addition to paying tuition, accommodation and other allowances, the Scholarship offers an integrated programme of short residential courses that aim to develop scholars’ leadership abilities; equip them with skills and tools for use in their leadership roles; and inspire them to deepen their purposes and goals. Every Scholar receives personal mentoring by skilled practitioners that supports them to achieve their academic, personal and social goals.
Caption: Seen here with Grant Andrews and Cara Meintjes are Ms Chantal Swartz (left), Chief: Office for Postgraduate Bursaries, Prof Arnold van Zyl, Vice-Rector: Research. (Photo: Anton Jordaan, SCPS).