Expression of Gratitude – a scholarship recipient

Last week, the final group of Cornerstone students received bursaries from the Wheatfield Estate Foundation Trust for 2016. The impact of opportunities such as these are often underestimated, so we appreciate Waseemah Abrahams writing to us to express what receiving the scholarship means to her.


Waseemah Abrahams

“Everyone needs support and hope to alleviate us from the unforeseen and challenging circumstances that often surface throughout our lives. Subsequently, the Wheatfield Estate Foundation Trust (WEFT) Scholarship quite accurately became the epitome of support and hope, in my dire need of financial emancipation. I am a full-time Bachelor of Psychology Equivalent Honours student. I plan to pursue a career in Counselling upon graduating from the Cornerstone Institute, and proceed with furthering my studies within the discipline of Psychology. By awarding me the WEFT scholarship, not only my own but my entire family’s financial burden has been lightened, and for this I feel gratitude difficult to express.

It not only allows me to be more devoted and focused on the most significant aspects of my training as a clinician – learning and growing – but it affords me another step closer to reaching my goal which takes on a pivotal role in my future endeavours. I was thrilled and teary to learn of my selection as a beneficiary of the scholarship and I am profoundly appreciative of the support.

The WEFT scholarship reinforces and establishes the necessary hope and beliefs in humanity and community; that there are people who empathise with you, genuinely believe in your capabilities, and care about you reaching your full potential, which is,quite frankly, so refreshing and inspiring, that it encourages my drive to help others within my community exponentially. Since I reside in a community where opportunities are often limited or unavailable to the people, I am especially sensitive to and enthusiastic about being a helping hand for others.”


Comment List

  • Berni Fässler 18 / 08 / 2016 Reply

    Many congratulations and thank you for the words of gratitude expressed so beautifully. Helping other help themselves is the most satisfying AND effective way of making the world a better place.
    Greetings from Switzerland – Berni

  • Cornerstone Institute Admin 18 / 08 / 2016 Reply

    Thank you for your positive comment, Berni!

  • vaishali 09 / 05 / 2017 Reply

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Your blog is really good and proved a knowledgeable medium for the community. If anyone is interested in the research. scholarship program then, here is “Negotiating Agreement in Congress Research Grants for International Students at SSRC in USA, 2017” which is available for the International students

    Scholarship Deadline: September 15, 2017.

    Applicants can get more information about the Scholarship through the given link:

    If you want to read articles related to scholarships like, how to apply for scholarship, how to get scholarship, Scholarship thank you letter etc. Then go through the given link:

    • Cornerstone 14 / 06 / 2017 Reply

      Thank you Vasihali, we really appreciate your kind words. Take care.

  • khosi 26 / 07 / 2018 Reply

    is WEFT covers the accommodation for student who are renting outside the institution?

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