Thandulwazi Academic Scholarships awarded for 2017

November 04, 2016 | Campus

Mrs Heather Frankiskos, Deputy Head St Stithians Boys’ College, congratulates David Kamanga, and his proud parents, Phephani Malotsane and Charles Kamanga, on being awarded the Thandulwazi-FEM Academic Scholarship, on 27 October 2016

Following a most generous donation of funds by two of Thandulwazi’s longstanding partners in education, FEM (The Federated Employers Mutual Assurance Company (Pty) Ltd) and Mr Tim Nash of Galactic Unite, the Thandulwazi Maths & Science Academy is delighted to be able to award two academic scholarships to worthy FET-phase students for 2017 – 2019.

The Thandulwazi Academic Scholarships were advertised in August 2016 for Grade 10 students for 2017. A total of 26 applications were received from Grade 9 students attending 17 high schools from across Gauteng, the Northern Cape, and Limpopo. 22 students wrote the assessment, which covered Mathematics, Natural Science, English, and Problem-solving.

Following two rounds of interviews, David Kamanga, a 15-year old student from Cosmo City, has been named as the winner of the Thandulwazi-FEM Academic Scholarship for 2017 – 2019. The scholarship covers in full David’s tuition fees for Grade 10, 11, and 12 at St Stithians Boys’ College. David currently attends school at Meridian Cosmo City and is a gifted Maths student. In January 2017, he will join the Boys’ College as a day student.

The Galactic Unite/ Nash Scholarship at Thandulwazi for 2017 – 2019 has been awarded to Thobile Mthimkhulu. Currently in Grade 9 at Eden School, Thobile hails from Alex, where she lives with her mother and brothers. Thobile is an “effervescent”, energetic all-rounder and she is academically gifted. She will commence her studies in Grade 10 at St Stithians Girls’ College in January 2017.

From left: Thobile Mthimkhulu, the scholarship recipient, Mrs Ivanka Acquisto, head of St Stithians Girls' College, and Ms Khange Mongwe, Thobile's mother

One & All welcome the Kamanga and Mthimkhulu families to the St Stithians Community.