Tata Africa provide 40 scholarships to South African students

Tata Africa Scholarship Awards which were started four years ago are awarded for postgraduate studies at the Masters or Doctoral level in various fields like computer sciences, engineering, mathematics, life sciences etc.

"We are very proud to be contributing to knowledge expansion," said Raman Dhawan, Managing Director of Tata Africa.

"Investing in the education of the youth of South Africa is a key focus for Tata Africa. Each scholar must remember that it is imperative for them to one day, plough back into their own communities.

"This value of trusteeship and giving back to the community has been and continues to be the building blocks of Tata since its beginning 140 years ago," added Dhawan.

The recipients from University of the Witwatersrand, University of Pretoria, University of KwaZulu-Natal and University of the Free State, were selected from 1,988 applicants through a strict adjudication process with support of the Ministry of Science and Technology and a number of professors from various academic institutions in South Africa.

Consideration was given to students who are financially challenged and who have a proven academic track record.

"Tata has invested in higher education in a big way. To have this huge increase in scholarships since 2006 is an outstanding vote of confidence in the intellectual power of our institutions," Loyiso Nongxa, Wits Vice-Chancellor and Principal said expressing his gratitude towards Tata Africa.

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