A Frene Ginwala Scholarship couldn’t have come at a better time for Chemical Engineering student Ms Andile Mnguni, who was struggling to pay first year registration fees at UKZN.
‘This scholarship has helped me with my fees - for which I am happy and extremely grateful - and has given me the confidence to dedicate myself to my studies.’
Mnguni, who said learning and seeing what climate change had done to the planet inspired her to explore the field of chemical engineering, hopes her studies will lead towards her finding environmentally friendly ways of eradicating pollution and saving the planet.
Mnguni encouraged fellow students to be self-motivated and the kind of person young folk could look up to.
In her spare time, nature-lover Mnguni enjoys playing chess and basketball.
The Frene Ginwala Scholarship is a special prestige entrant equity award made to top Black African female entrants arriving at the University as new undergraduate students.