Mandy Rossouw Scholarship to be launched

By Drum Digital
21 October 2013

In memory of journalist, Mandy Rossouw, the University of Stellenbosch will be launching a scholarship in her name. The scholarship will be awarded to a female student to study towards a BPhil degree at Stellenbosch university.

The Stellenbosch University (SU) will launch the Mandy Rossouw Scholarship – in honour of the respected international correspondent of Media 24 and Political Reporter for the City Press and Eyewitness News – on Thursday 24 October.

The event is to be held in Sandton.

Rossouw, an alumna of Stellenbosch University, passed away at the tender age of 33 earlier this year. The scholarship will be awarded in collaboration with Mandy’s family and SU’s Department of Journalism to a female student who has been selected for the one year postgraduate BPhil degree at SU. The scholarship will cover the tuition fees of the degree.

“The scholarship provided us with an opportunity to partner with other esteemed alumni in the media and will ensure that together we are able to sustain Mandy's memory by actively supporting a journalism student in this way,” says  Bev Witten, Alumni Relations Senior Director at SU.

The scholarship is supported by among others leading editors, journalists and former colleagues of Mandy. Based on the response from the media, organisers are also expecting a good turn out by Mandy’s friends and colleagues at the event.

-By Sapa


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