CUT to spend over R15-million on bursaries

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SABRINA DEAN – The Central University of Technology (CUT) has set aside more than R15-million for bursaries for deserving students pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) programmes.
CUT spokesperson Dan Maritz says the announcement was made during the annual provincial Well Done Function for Matrics earlier this week. He says the bursaries are intended for A-students and are not based on colour, gender or factors such as historical disadvantegement:
"We have already identified them – like the VC said at the Well Done Function, he made it clear that the institution is ready to offer the scholarship to ten of the Top 100 students from the province," he says.
He says the CUT is currently working with the Free State Department of Education to facilitate the scholarships for deserving students. "We hope by the end of this week those students should come forward," he says.
The institution also lauded the provincial government and education department for being the top province in the country and said in a statement the hard-earned achievements of the province’s Top 100 mean better and more quality students for CUT.