In April 2019, a group of 19 alumni came together to create a scholarship for the City of Knowledge students with the goals of:
Nurturing intergenerational cohesion amongst alumni
Providing an easy way for alumni to give back to their alma mater
Helping upcoming graduates cover college expenses and mitigate student debt
The planning committee for the Fund formed the parameters of the scholarship and created an outreach strategy for generating donations from Alumni. Within four weeks of outreach, the committee was able to use word of mouth and an email appeal to raise its goal amount of $3,000.00 from fifteen donors. The subcommittee designated to review applications decided to award $1,000.00 to the two applicants they concluded were deserving of the funds, Mehak Bhalla and Zainab Rizvi. The recipients were announced at the commencement ceremony on May 19, 2019. Read more here.