SAE Scholarship 2016 recipients
Four SAE Scholarship recipients have been announced for 2016. The patrons to these four SAE scholarships are Ready D, Black Coffee, Young Guru, and AKA. All four are now enrolled for a one year Audio Engineering certificate course valued at approximately R 75,000.
Last year during October, aspiring applicants were required to write a two thousand word motivational essay. The essay was the integral part of the application process. The sponsors of the SAE scholarship read through the essays themselves and chose their most deserving applicants.
Choosing the applicants
Deciding on the final four winners wasn’t a simple task since they received an impressive four thousand three hundred and seventy four applications.
The essays that were submitted were “powerful and well-written” so it was difficult to pick who should win. The SAE scholarship applicants were short listed by the college but the final word was up to the patrons of each one.
This detail adds to the prestige for each winner, by knowing that they were in fact hand selected by each of those four impressive artists.
SAE scholarship 2016 recipients
- Ready D Scholarship – Bongani Mhone
- Black Coffee Scholarship – Masithembe Rawe
- AKA Scholarship – Joshua van Zyl
- Young Guru Scholarship – Justin Williams
Bongani Mhone is originally from Zimbabwe and has been DJ’ing since he was fourteen and is committed to teaching and mentoring young people around him.
Masithembe Rawe is from the Eastern Cape and has been a songwriter and musician for as long as he can remember and his goal is to be a producer and sound engineer.
Joshua van Zyl is from Ocean View and attributes his character and determination to his Cape Flats background. Experiencing the good with the bad, Joshua is determined to succeed and give back to his community.
Justin Williams is from Elsies River and is passionate about music and education. He has persevered with his focus on his dreams despite difficult the obstacles he encountered through his life.
For more info on the SAE Scholarship program visit their website.