Matrics invited to win big

2017-06-07 06:02


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This year’s star matriculants from all over the country can now enter the popular Matriculant of the Year competition, in which prizes worth thousands of rands are up for grabs.

Entry forms for this competition, held by Volksblad and the University of the Free State (UFS) annually, have already been sent to schools.

Gr. 12 learners who want to study full-time at the UFS in Bloemfontein from next year, can be entered by their school or they can enter themselves.

It is, however, important that the signature of the principal, as well as the school stamp, are on the entry form.

A total of 25 semifinalists are chosen from all the entries and out of these, 14 top finalists will be selected.

During the weekend of 29 September to 1 October, all the top finalists and their parents or guardians must be in Bloemfontein.

The top finalists will be subjected to a tough selection process to determine the winner, while their parents will be entertained.

The winner’s prizes are: an overseas trip for two sponsored by XL Astra Travel; prize money of R10 000 from the sponsors (Kovsie Alumni Trust, KPMG, Absa and Pick n Pay Hypermarket); a R12 000 bursary from the UFS; and the weekend and other gifts valued at R6 000.

The prizes of the 13 runners-up are: R10 000 each from the sponsors (Kovsie Alumni Trust, KPMG, Absa and Pick n Pay Hypermarket); a bursary of R7 500 from the UFS; and the weekend and other gifts valued at R6 000.

Two special prizes sponsored by Kovsie Alumni Trust are R5 000 for the best achiever in sport and R5 000 for the best achiever in cultural activities.

Each of the 11 semifinalists receives R3 000 prize money from the Kovsie Alumni Trust and a R3 500 bursary from the UFS.

All bursaries and prize money are paid directly into the student’s Absa bank account, as soon as the student registers at UFS in 2018.

The closing date for the competition is 4 August.

All the information on how to enter the competition is on the entry form. Call Linda Greyling at UFS Marketing on 051-401-3384 (mornings) or send an email to for more information or any enquiries.

All the entries will be published in Volksblad.


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