Tuks Scholarship Fund on a mission to change lives in 2016

Posted on January 28, 2016

The #FeesMustFall campaign that took place towards the end of 2015 once again highlighted the fact that many students are constrained by their inability to afford higher education and, as a result, the country as a whole is deprived of the contribution they might make if they were provided with the opportunity to access and complete their studies.

The University of Pretoria (UP) is committed to supporting its students both academically and otherwise, and in so doing, help them to make the most of the opportunities afforded by the experience of a higher education. With this in mind, the Tuks Scholarship Fund (TSF), established by the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Cheryl De la Rey, is on a mission to raise funds for deserving students in 2016.

The Tuks Scholarship Fund has been changing the lives of UP students since 2013 and, through various campaigns and events organised by the TSF team, the fund’s donor base has steadily increased over the years. At the University itself, the fund has been well received, with UP staff and more than 95% of the Executive and Leadership making regular contributions to the fund. Individual donors really can make a positive difference and if we all give what we can, we can make it count.

To date, 33 deserving students have benefited from the fund and with the continued support of donors, it will ultimately be in a position to provide more students with full bursaries.

Consider making a difference to the lives of deserving students by donating to the Tuks Scholarship Fund today. Whatever the level of your giving – whether it is a hundred or a hundred thousand rand – your support is valued by the University of Pretoria and the deserving beneficiaries of your generosity.

Should you require any additional information concerning the Tuks Scholarship Fund, please contact Mrs Cheryl Benadie, Senior Development Officer: Advancement, in the UP Department of University Relations by sending an email to [email protected]. Alternatively, click here to access a pdf brochure containing information on the fund, as well as some wonderful success stories from a few of our past Tuks Scholarship Fund beneficiaries, or visit the Tuks Scholarship Fund web page.


- Author Ansa Heyl

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