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2016-10-19 06:00


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AN opportunity of a lifetime in the form of scholarships awaits high school learners for the 2017 academic year.

A total of R250 000 is offered to cover school fees and other education expen-ses, including sports tours.

In total, 50 scholarships of R5 000 each will be awarded to successful applicants.

The scholarship is made possible by financial service company DirectAxis as part of its Currie Cup sponsorship.

The scholarships, to cover expenses for the 2017 academic year, will be paid to the schools that the chosen learners attend.

“We sponsored the Currie Cup, because it’s the competition which gives players who may go on to become super rugby or even Springbok players a chance to show their potential. The scholarships are intended to do the same thing, giving learners, girls or boys, an opportunity to shine,” said Emanuel Cristaudo, chief executive officer of the sponsor.

The school scholarship programme was launched on Tuesday (11/10) at the Tafelsig High School in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town, where Springbok and Olympic medallist Seabelo Senatla, as ambassador, addressed the learners about seizing the opportunity.

“Sports and education go hand in hand. That’s how I got my scholarship.

“Greatness is in you. You can be whatever you want to be, if you work hard at it and if you really believe you want to be that. It is a choice,” said Senatla.

Interested learners or their guardians can apply on www.yoursupportplayer. and fill in the online application.

The closing date is 7 November and successful applicants will be informed from 14 November onward.

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