GK SA Members Winners of Various GK International Scholarships & Awards


Golden Key South Africa is proud to announce that we have the talent to bring Golden Key Scholarships & Awards home. The following Golden Key members won these awards:

Stephan Gericke: StudyAbroad.com Golden Key Scholarship, US $1,000 award
University of Pretoria
Personal Statement: "I am Stephan Gericke and a grateful recipient of the 2011 Study Abroad Golden Key Award. I am from Pretoria, South Africa, but I am currently residing in the United Kingdom. Golden Key has contributed to my acceptance as an MPhil student at the University of Cambridge. At the Cambridge’s centre for music and science I am pursuing an education in a specialised and novel field of research which is not widely taught at tertiary institutions in the world, namely the interdisciplinary field of music cognition and perception. I am doing research in the perception of the immediate intelligibility of vocal auditory stimuli and timbre – research which I wish to pursue further on a PhD level. Furthermore, it has always been my dream to study abroad, especially at an institution as world-renowned as Cambridge." View video clip here.

Simonae Kotze:  Golden Key Undergraduate Achievement Scholarship,  US $5,000 award
North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus
Personal Statement: "I received the Golden Key Chapter Award in 2011 which was a great reward for all my hard work. Academics have always been my strongest point and I have achieved many outstanding awards, but the one that stands out for me is the Golden Key Chapter Award that I received last year. It felt like a reward for all my hard work. It is a great honour for me to say with confidence that I am a member of Golden Key. A society of truth and dedicated to helping its members realize their full potential not just in academics but through service as well. At the end of my undergraduate studies I would acquire a BSc degree in Human Movement Science and Physiology."

Ryan Meintjes:  Golden Key Graduate Scholar Award, US $10,000 award
North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus
Personal Statement - "My name is Ryan Meintjes and I am a proud South African. I am currently studying towards a Masters degree in Public Economics, Law and Politics at the Leuphana Universität, Germany. Golden Key has really been my support base during my undergraduate years at the North-West University in South Africa.  Apart from the financial support I received as the recipient of the 2008 SASOL Golden Key Excellence Award in Law and being named the 2009 Golden Key South African Student Leader of the year, I have learned some very valuable life skills during my interactions with other Golden Key members and honorary members from different chapters around the globe. The national and international conferences (with excellent workshops and keynote speakers) and the various opportunities for community service, has always been most enriching. This year has been no different. Winning one of the 2011 Golden Key Graduate Scholar Awards has been one of the proudest moments of my life. With the financial support received from the Golden Key Graduate Scholar Award,I am now able to complete my graduate studies in Germany, which puts me one step closer tofulfilling my obligation to myself and to society. I sincerely would like to thank Golden Key for all the privileges and honours I received from them during the past years".