UKZN GOLF DAY EARNS BURSARIES FOR STUDENTS

UKZN GOLF DAY EARNS BURSARIES FOR STUDENTS

Eight UKZN students from disadvantaged backgrounds were each awarded a R10 000 bursary at UKZN’s 9th Annual Golf Day held at the Royal Durban Golf Club.

This year 128 golfers teed-off to raise funds for students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds who have excelled academically.

Participants included businessmen, staff, students, alumni, donors, friends of the University and the local golfing fraternity.

UKZN Registrar, Professor Jane Meyerowitz, told the participants their participation was in aid of a really good cause.

Since its inception the Golf Day has raised R900 000 providing 90 students with funding to complete their studies. The main sponsor of the event this year - and for the past three years - was Standard Bank which pledged R50 000.

‘Nothing gives me more joy than seeing the excitement on the faces of the students when they hear they have been chosen to receive a bursary. I congratulate the students and wish them well in their future studies,’ said tournament organiser, Ms Shakila Thakurpersad.

‘Next year is our 10th year and the tournament will be held at the Wild Coast Sun. We are hoping to celebrate in style by giving away more bursaries to deserving students.’


author email : shabangus@ukzn.ac.za