Second-year Master of Sports Science student, Mr Siyabonga Shezi, has been awarded the Talent Equity and Excellence Scholarship – the only representative of the College of Health Sciences (CHS) to receive the honour at the UKZN 2016 Scholarship Awards ceremony.
Requirements for the Scholarship include being in the final year of an undergraduate degree at honours level or at masters level; being a Black African South African citizen, and having an 75% aggregate cum laude or summa cum laude.
How does he feel about being selected for the award? ‘I am very grateful to UKZN for investing in me. I believe it is a step in the right direction towards the achievement of my goals.’
Shezi, who is a firm believer in giving back, said he was actively involved in fund raising initiatives such as the CANSA shave-a-thon and was also a regular blood donor.
He advised other students aiming for scholarships from UKZN that as academic excellence was a basic requirement for scholarships anywhere, they needed to focus and apply themselves on their studies.
‘My advice is to surround yourself with those who seek similar goals and are willing to help you achieve yours.’