In October last year, SANRAL hosted its annual scholarship function at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. The event was attended by SANRAL school scholarship recipients – learners in grades 10 to 12 from schools in Nelson Mandela Bay.
Speaking at the event, SANRAL Southern Region acting regional manager Marelize Nel-Verwey said the agency is committed to developing the skills of learners who express an interest in studying and building a career with SANRAL or similar organisations.
This is how important the scholarships are to the recipients.
“It was gratifying to get financial assistance from SANRAL, and I will always be indebted to them.”
“I come from a single parent household. I applied for a SANRAL scholarship in Grade 11 and they financed my matric year. This was a huge relief for me because it was also the year that my deceased father’s trust fund ran out. It is a big help for me and my mother.”
Carmel Chan-Lok from Collegiate Girls’ High School. said,
“The SANRAL scholarship has helped me to do more things than I can possibly imagine. It really is good motivation – you do well to stay on the programme.”