FIRST year BCom Accounting student Masawandile Tom could not believe his luck when he was awarded a Times Media bursary to study at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU).
Tom, of Zwide in Port Elizabeth, is one of nine students in the Eastern Cape to receive the R35000 bursary.
"This bursary means I'm given an opportunity to finish my dream degree and become what I want to be.
"When I applied I didn't think I would get it. It was like playing the lotto where your chances of winning are slim. But now I know it's real, because I've signed the contract," he said.
Times Media has awarded bursaries across the country to 35 previously disadvantaged students with the most beneficiaries being from NMMU.
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