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Winners of the 2019 Paarl Media bursaries

The Paarl Media Bursary Fund Trust has awarded 11 Western Cape-based matric learners bursaries to the value of R660,000 to help finance their tertiary education in 2019.
Winners of the Paarl Media Bursary Fund Trust
The bursary fund is supported by South African commercial printing and manufacturing group, Novus Holdings. The qualifying learners were honoured at a ceremony hosted by the Paarl Media Bursary Fund Trust in Paarl on Wednesday, 14 November.

“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,” says 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 bursary winners are:
Bursary Trust RecipientSchool2019 CourseInstitution
Bevan AdamsKlein Nederburg Secondary School, PaarlB.Ed Senior Phase and FET TeachingCape Peninsula University of Technology
Corne BurgerLaborie High School, PaarlBEng (Chemical)University of Stellenbosch
Kelly CarlseLaborie High School, PaarlB.Ed Intermediate PhaseCape Peninsula University of Technology
Shenay GovenderEmbury Institute of Higher EducationB.Ed Foundation PhaseEmbury Institute of Higher Education
Jessica HillierFairmont High School, DurbanvilleBA Language and CultureUniversity of Stellenbosch
Shannon KlaasenFranschhoek High School, FranschhoekBSc Medical BioscienceUniversity of Western Cape
Amicke MostertPaarl Girls' High School, PaarlBCom Management AccountingUniversity of Stellenbosch
Kyle OlsenHuguenot High School, WellingtonB.EdCape Peninsula University of Technology
Jada PhillipsBelhar High School, BelharB.EdUniversity of Western Cape
Jessey SasmanCape Peninsula University of TechnologyB.Ed Foundation PhaseCape Peninsula University of Technology
Luan van WykUniversity of StellenboschBSc 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, and the winners are selected following a rigorous process

Started by the Retief family in the Western Cape in 2008, with an initial investment sum of R10 million, the Paarl Media Bursary Fund Trust has awarded more than 100 bursaries valued in excess of R11 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.
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