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.
“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.”