Paarl Media And Novus Holdings Honour Students

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An initiative by the Paarl Media Bursary Fund Trust, supported by Novus Holdings, has enabled 11 matric students to finance their tertiary education next year through awarding bursaries to the value of R660,000. A ceremony was held earlier in November to honour the learners in Paarl. Since its inception in 2008, the Trust has awarded more than 100 bursaries valued in excess of R11 million.

‘The Trust aims to create opportunities for learners who are hard-working and committed to working towards a brighter future. The successful learners have shown exemplary dedication to their studies,’ said Peter Metcalfe, group executive: sales and marketing Novus Holdings.

Hailing from schools across the Western Cape, the learners will be pursuing qualifications in the fields of education, accounting, agriculture and engineering at prominent Western Cape institutions such as the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, University of Stellenbosch, University of Western Cape and Embury Institute of Higher Education.

The successful bursary winners are:

Bursary Trust Recipient

School

2019 Course

Institution

Bevan Adams

Klein Nederburg Secondary School, Paarl

B.Ed Senior Phase and FET Teaching

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Corne Burger

Laborie High School, Paarl

BEng (Chemical)

University of Stellenbosch

Kelly Carlse

Laborie High School, Paarl

B.Ed Intermediate Phase

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Shenay Govender

Embury Institute of Higher Education

B.Ed Foundation Phase

Embury Institute of Higher Education

Jessica Hillier

Fairmont High School, Durbanville

BA Language and Culture

University of Stellenbosch

Shannon Klaasen

Franschhoek High School, Franschhoek

BSc Medical Bioscience

University of Western Cape

Amicke Mostert

Paarl Girls' High School, Paarl

BCom Management Accounting

University of Stellenbosch

Kyle Olsen

Huguenot High School, Wellington

B.Ed

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Jada Phillips

Belhar High School, Belhar

B.Ed

University of Western Cape

Jessey Sasman

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

B.Ed Foundation Phase

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Luan van Wyk

University of Stellenbosch

BSc Agric (Animal Science)

University of Stellenbosch


Successful candidates had to apply and meet certain requirements in order to qualify, such as: be from a financially disadvantaged background, have leadership attributes, demonstrate community involvement and hold a commendable academic school record. Bursaries are open to those who meet these requirements.

‘The bursary award winners are selected following a rigorous process. We are certain that they will do us proud as they embark on this new chapter in their lives,’ said Metcalfe.

The Trust was started by the Retief family in the Western Cape in 2008, with an initial investment sum of R10 million. The Retief family built up Paarl Media – today known as Novus Holdings – into a successful business. Today, bursaries are awarded from the investment returns and are run by independent trustees. Novus Holdings supports the Trust by providing resources to facilitate and manage the administration and processing of the bursaries each year.

‘We congratulate the recipients and wish them well on their journey towards becoming tomorrow’s leaders,’ concluded Metcalfe.