This year’s Ruth First Scholar (2023-24)
Scholastic Mpofu is from Zimbabwe.
He has a BEng in Civil & Water Engineering from the National University of Science & Technology in Zimbabwe. He has done voluntary work as a junior site engineer on the construction of a new students’ research hub at his university. Also, he has designed, implemented and successfully managed infrastructure projects ranging from water and wastewater reticulation systems to community schools, access bridges and road constructions for the local authority in his hometown. He is also a part of the HS Foundation, a charity that donates clothing to young underprivileged schoolgirls.
At Durham Scholastic is taking an MSc in Civil Engineering. He is a member of St Chad’s College, which supports the scholarship by providing subsidized accommodation for all Ruth First Scholars.