"I want to thank you for giving me this opportunity to be one of the students that is funded by BEF. When Susan told me about BEF I became so excited and knew that my prayers had been answered because I come from a financially struggling family who have no extra income to fund tertiary education.
"I was raised by my grandmother since I was 8 months old, and she was just a simple domestic worker (maid) that not only had to support and raise me, but also my 7 siblings and my cousins! She provided for us as best she could and put us all through school on her meagre salary. Often we had to go to bed hungry. When I completed school I had to try find work because there was no money for me to study. I was able to enroll at UNISA, but still the financial burden was too much on my small salary.
"Receiving the BEF scholarship has impacted my life so much. It has given me the peace of mind knowing that I can accomplish my short term and long term goals because I can get a qualification without the stress of financial burden preventing me from this important step into my future.
"Thank you to everyone who supports BEF with such a kind and generous heart!"
"I’m so happy to have this opportunity to write to you all to express my thankfulness to the Brockbank Education Fund for providing a scholarship once again this year towards my degree. It has been a tremendous help financially to be given this opportunity two years in a row. I am now currently in my 3rd year of my Bachelor of Education degree for Foundation Phase teaching. I have 4 children between the ages of 7 and 16, and if it had not been for this funding I would have been weighed down by huge financial burdens and stress.
"This year I was blessed to be placed in a Grade 1 class in the school which my children attend. They don’t pay very much salary because I am just an assistant to the teacher, but it is the experience that is so richly blessing me through my studies right now. I just finished writing my first semester exams and once again I have obtained all Distinctions! I will continue to work my hardest to complete with the best results I know are possible!
"Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to continue what I started.