Congratulations: Fritz Agbor - Winner 2012 Golden Key Undergraduate Achievement - US$5,000.00

Congratulations to Fritz Agbor - Winner of the 2012 Golden Key Undergraduate Achievement - US$5,000.00

Fritz is 24 years old, from the city of Kumba, in meme division of the south west province, in the Republic of Cameroon. His personal statement reads:
      “I am enormously thrilled and exceedingly beholden for such recognition, from the Golden Key Board of Directors, to have been chosen as a winner of the Golden key undergraduate achievement Award 2013. 
Winning this award, not only assists me monetarily in trailing my goals, but fortifies me to continue working hard.  It has poise me to stay succeeding whilst learning, in optimisms of someday benevolently giving back to our universal community in a meaningful way. It is one of the climaxes of my academic career and inspires me to take aim in reaching new heights, a touch I hope to endure for as long as God permits me to live.
       I’d like to express gratitude to the Golden Key board of directors, the volunteer leadership and headquarters staff for distinguishing my academic achievements. I also would like to applaud the committee for reaching out and extending their support to scholars who intend to use their education, in a way that is fashionably benefiting our society at large (especially those with underprivileged backgrounds as myself).

I intend to use the prize money towards funding the continuation of my postgraduate tutelage (BSc (Hons.)) in Applied Geology (majoring in Petroleum Geology), empowering myself to study in conjunction to volunteering with supplementary organizations in future”. 

This scholarship will aid in the funding of my studies headed for a BSc. Hons applied geology degree, a continuation of my major at undergrad level, at the University of the Western Cape.

My commitment to associations, has earned me an extensive knowledge through career development programs and research studies. Some of such achievements acquired during the period of my undergraduate studies includes but are not limited to the following:

  • Ø  Member of the Golden key Award Honour Society (2010).
  • Ø  Member of the Golden key Honorary Sub-committee UWC chapter (2012).
  • Ø  Member of the American Society of Petroleum Geologist (AAPG) (2011/2012).
  • Ø  Member of the emerging entrepreneurs program (UWC) (2010).
  • Ø  Deputy Secretary of Cameroonian students in the Western Cape (CAMSAWC) (2010, 2011/2012).
  • Ø  Holder of the Dean’s Merit Award (2011).
  • Ø  Emotional intelligence certificate award (2012).
  • Ø  International Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) star Scholarship award (2012)
  • Ø  Treasurer of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Southern African student Chapter (2011, 2012/2013).
  • Ø  Tutor at the physics department (UWC) (2010 – 2012).
  • Ø  Tutor & Mentor at Peer mentoring program (PMP) UWC (2012).
  • Ø  Volunteer of the Habitat for Humanity South Africa (HFHSA).
  • Ø  Volunteer for Mission For evangelical Service (MES) Cape Town.
  • Ø  Volunteer of the Bellville Presbyterian Church (BPC).

So far, my experiences with Golden key; though not extensive, have been exciting and full of memories. It has been constantly full of amazements from when I was inducted as a member, to becoming a sub-committee member and volunteering during awareness events on campus, to attending other membership induction ceremonies and now becoming a scholarship award winner. My journey so far has been magnificent. I would like to end by thanking you once more for giving me this wonderful opportunity to escalate my academic career to the next level. I truly appreciate this and may God continue to bless you all as you strife to restore the hope all beneficiaries are in quest of.