"BUILDING A CARING AND A GIVING SOCIETY"
The Alumni Bursary Fund augments the current National Student Financial Aid Scheme’s allocation to DUT with a specific focus on students that fall between the cracks either due to insufficient funds or falling short of the national allocation criteria. Donations of any amount towards this fund assist us in ensuring that academically deserving students are not denied the opportunity to study due to financial constraints.
Students who received the bursary were unfunded by NSFAS in 2015 and 2016 due to lack of availability of funds. These students were chosen by their respective departments and the criterion was based on their academ-ic performance. The recipients were from the department of Orthotics and Prosthetics, Information Technology, Analytical Chemistry and Horticulture who are either in their sec-ond level of study or completing their studies.
Final year Information Technology student, Philani Nkuna, who has been raised by a sin-gle unemployed parent, said when he was told that there were no funds to pay towards his studies, his life was shattered. “When NSFAS sent me their message stating that I was un-funded, I thought I will never see my gradu-ation or complete my studies but because of my academic performance and the recognition from my department, my details were submit-ted to the Development and Alumni Depart-ment and I was notified that my outstanding debt will be paid, that this brought a whole new light of hope into my life,” said Nkuna.
To find out more about this project download our CASE FOR SUPPORT booklet.
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