Scholarship donors are thanked for their contributions
The benefits of a tertiary qualification would not be possible for many deserving students with academic potential without the assistance provided in the form of a scholarship or bursary. The Department of Institutional Advancement coordinates donor funds on behalf of the University. Through the relationships that it develops with the donor community and its fundraising expertise, the department is able to turn many prospective students’ dreams into a reality.
On Friday, 13 August 2010, the department hosted its annual Scholarship Donor Function. The Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Cheryl de la Rey, addressed the guests and provided an overview of the value of a qualification from the University of Pretoria. She also expressed the appreciation of the University for the support of donors, and especially the alumni of the University, to the scholarship funds. These funds make further study a reality for many students who would not otherwise have been able to obtain a tertiary qualification that is recognised worldwide.
Two bursary holders addressed the guests. Mr Itumeleng Matlou, a postgraduate BCom LLB student, who is also chairperson of the Kiaat House Committee, holds an Investec Bank Ltd scholarship via the Study Trust. Mr Melosi Baloyi, a final-year Actuarial Sciences student, holds a bursary from Prudential Portfolio Managers. They provided brief testimonials about how their bursaries enabled them to realise their dreams. They also expressed their desire to give back to the University upon completion of their studies.
The cocktail function provided an opportunity for donors and bursary holders to mingle informally.
The Vice-Chancelor and Principal, Prof Cheryl de la Rey. Itumeleng Matlou thanked donors and UP on behalf of