SA Student wins International Award in Education

Congratulations to Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University student Melissa May, who has recently been awarded the Golden Key Education Achievement Award.  

The Education Achievement Award recognises three Golden Key members who excel in the study of education.  Golden Key awards $400,000 USD in scholarships and grants annually to qualifying members.

Active Golden Key members from any of the Society’s chapters may apply for this award, but only three outstanding members are selected to receive this honour.  May was selected from a pool of eligible candidates to receive a $1,000 USD award from the Society.  She submitted an essay entitled “Challenges facing schools in a South African context with reference to HIV/AIDS and language policy”.

May plans to continue her studies by enrolling for an Honours degree next year: “It is a great thing when achievement in a field so often unrecognised and unappreciated, is indeed noted and rewarded!  I am grateful to Golden Key for helping me truly realise my full potential and for supporting growth in my studies”.