Beneficiaries of the Stud Game Breeders® Bursary Initiative expressed their sincere thanks and explained what the support means to them. The bursaries pay the tuition and accommodation for sixteen deserving students who are studying GAME RANCH MANAGEMENT or NATURE CONSER-VATION at TUT. The funds for the bursaries, totaling R650 000 for 2016, were raised at our 2015 auction when a black impala ram, sponsored by Stud Game Breeders® members was put up for auction. The final bid came from Pilanesberg Game Breeders.

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“The bursary proves to me that anything is possible as long as you focus and follow your dreams. Thank you Stud Game Breeders®. I thank all the lecturers for inspiring and keeping me motivated at all times. As Mr Panagos would always say “keep your eyes on the ball, I can see the flame in you.” This bursary made me realize that there is no limit when it comes to studying and I know it’s going to make a huge difference in my life.“Baie dankie!” – Martina Mabuza

“The bursary has lightened my financial burden which allows me to focus more on the most important aspect of school –  learning. Your generosity has inspired me to continue working hard, to help others and give back to the community. Thank you Stud Game Breeders®”. – Reliance Nenzhelele

I would like to express my heartfelt thanks. Not only does this bursary help me financially, but I also feel honoured and blessed. Thank you for making the Stud Game Breeders® Bursary possible, I will never forget the generosity extended to me. May God bless you”. – Salaminah Mothiba

“This bursary made me regain my confidence that I can make it in the Game Ranching Industry. I don’t stress about who is going to pay my fees anymore. I have my full concentration on studies. I can now buy books, food and all other academic things I need. Thanks to Stud Game Breeders® for bringing hope to my life”. – Klaas Maluleka

“Thank you Stud Game Breeders® for the bursary, it helped me pay my outstanding fees and buy text books that made it easier for me to further my studies in Nature Conservation. I’m highly encouraged and inspired by what you have done for me, and I’m willing to make an impact in conservation for the present and future generation”. – Vusani Manganye

”The bursary has been a huge help in bringing me closer to my dream to complete my national diploma and becoming a nature conservator. It has also motivated me to work harder toward my studies. I am extremely appreciative of this bursary, it showed me that hard work gives the best reward”. – Lerato Mphahlele

“I am honored to be one of the recipients of the Stud Game Breeders®  bursary. This is a game changer for me, both financially and spiritually. I would like to send my gratitude to all members of Stud Game Breeders®  for their countless effort and contribution”. – Mutenda Ramabulana

“It is an honour and privilege to be awarded the Stud Game Breeders bursary®. It will help me to buy a laptop as I suffered with assignments and getting class notes. I will also be able to do a driver’s license. I thank Stud Game Breeders® so much”. – Dineo Montsho

“My stressing days are over and my lifelong dream of being part in making a difference in conservation has begun, all because of the generous and encouraging investment by the Stud Game Breeders® bursary. Without the bursary I would have to drop out of university, now I plan to ace all my subjects. I thank you for your vote of confidence in me”. – Kulani Maluleka

“My financial stress level decreased drastically after being told that I was awarded a bursary. It really enhanced my focus towards my academics and made me keen to succeed with my conservation and game management career. A big thumbs up to Stud Game Breeders®”. – Karyn Komape

“I was very happy and appreciative to learn that I was selected as a recipient of your bursary. Your generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals, just as you have helped me”. – Donald Malematja

“I convey my humble and full gratitude to you for affording me this greatly appreciated bursary, enabling me to continue with my studies. I have a passion to contribute towards conserving South Africa’s wildlife heritage. Thank you very much for your confidence in me”. – Dewald Kearns

“It is with great appreciation towards Stud Game Breeders® that I thank you for the bursary and the acknowledgement of the success of my academic program. Be assured that these funds will go towards my academic and experimental learning programs. It also serves as motivation that hard work most definitely pays off”. – Anneke van der Merwe

“I thank all those who were involved and I hope to show my appreciation through my marks and work one day. This means a lot to me and it helps to motivate my passion for nature conservation”. – Quintino Magg

“Being awarded the bursary is the best thing that ever happened in my life and I am very grateful! It will help me to pursue my goal without financial stress. This will also help me to get a drivers and fire arm licence, all thanks to Stud Game Breeders®”. – Khomotso Makubedu

“I am so delighted to receive this bursary from Stud Game Breeders® and for the opportunities it gives me. Now I can focus on my studies without having to stress about  finances. Thank you for believing in me, I  will make you proud by passing all my subjects”. – Lucky Motlapema