Prestigious Goldman Sachs award open to third-year students

28 May 2002

Nurturing leaders: Sheina Tseeke, IIE senior programme associate, visited UCT recently to meet Chemical Engineering student Jaffer Dawood, one of the Goldman Sachs Global Leaders of last year, and to promote the programme among UCT students.

THE GOLDMAN Sachs Foundation, in partnership with the Institute of International Education (IIE), has invited all third-year students to compete to become one of 100 Goldman Sachs Global Leaders. These leaders are selected from leading universities and colleges around the globe. UCT is one of the 37 institutions selected from 18 countries worldwide.

Later this year the Programme will hold an awards ceremony to present local winners with a US$2 000 award. Based on personal interviews with selections panellists, 50 of the 100 Global Leaders from around the world will be chosen to participate in the Goldman Sachs Global leadership Institute in New York in July 2002. This will feature a week-long series of leadership activities and workshops facilitated by the Goldman Sachs experts.

The Institute will offer this select group of students an opportunity to investigate and collaborate on important issues such as global leadership, the new world economy and international development. Each student who completes this programme will be awarded "top honours" and will receive an additional US$3 000.

Last year, in the first year of the programme, UCT's Jaffer Dawood, who is now a fourth-year chemical engineering student, was selected among the 100 Global Leaders. He was chosen on the basis of an essay he wrote, Life Unfolds in the Most Mysterious Ways, academic merit and his leadership potential.

"The highlight was the summit in New York. It was a great opportunity to interact socially and culturally with other Global Leaders and the calibre of some of the speakers was outstanding, including United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan," Dawood said.
  • To apply students should complete an online application and submit supporting documents by April 15, 2002. For eligibility requirements and to submit an on-line application visit

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