The Chairperson and Trustees are proud to announce the names of the successful applicants who have been awarded full scholarships for this academic year. With generous donations received in 2013 the Trust was able to grant scholarships to the value of R312,130 to 13 worthy students who are currently enrolled at 8 of the historically significant schools.
The ZK Matthews Scholars of 2014 are:
The Trust plays a relevant role in the lives of high school learners who have great academic potential but are unable to pay the school and hostel fees, uniforms, books and transport costs at the historic schools. These are extracts from some of the many letters we received from our Scholars:
“Although my family is not well educated, they believe education enlightens and opens many doors to success. That’s why they are making sure everything that is done right now for my siblings and me is for the best and will lead to a greater future.”
“My inspiration comes from my older brother. He has faced many challenges due to his disability but has never given up on his dreams. He once said, “Fill your mind with positive thoughts, protect it from negative thoughts because thoughts become who you are.” These words have driven me to become a planner of my own life because life is indeed the biggest event of all.”
“I would like to thank the Chairperson and Trustees of the ZK Matthews Educational Trust for the scholarship awarded to me and my family highly appreciates the support.”
“My mother is unemployed, my grandmother is a domestic worker. I love going to my school and I take my school work seriously. I’m determined to finish school and go on to tertiary education.”