The College Old Boys’ Memorial Scholarship

Posted Tuesday December 17, 2019 by College Giving

Called-to-arms by the tragic passing of our friend Craig Stewart (OC2000) the Class of 2000 have launched this appeal as part of the 100MillionForCollege Campaign which aims to permanently endow a scholarship that will offer sons of deceased College Old Boys the opportunity to attend Maritzburg College.
R419,940.00 donated
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Craig Stewart; husband, father, brother, friend and fellow College Old Boy from the Class of 2000, passed away tragically on 5th August 2019. He was 36 years old.

This sad day happened just days after the annual Maritzburg College Old Boys’ Reunion Weekend – an annual pilgrimage for alumni from all over the world to return home, rekindle special friendships and share in the camaraderie and esprit de corps that inexplicably bonds old boys from this very special school.

Craig has left an empty space in so many lives, none more so than that of his wife Leigh and their 3 children, Tessa (6), Ben (4) and Gina (5months).

As friends and brothers we offer what support we can.

The College Old Boys’ Memorial Scholarship is our call to arms to keep a College dream alive – the dream that Craig’s son Ben will one day be able to follow his father’s footsteps and walk the halls and hallowed grounds of Maritzburg College.

This initiative will form a part of the 100MillionforCollege Campaign – an Investment in our Future.

Our target is to raise a minimum of R1 000 000 which will be invested in this 100MillionforCollege Fund and thereby permanently endow a scholarship that will not only allow Craig’s son Ben the opportunity to attend Maritzburg College one day but will also provide the sons of College Old Boys who have passed away with this very same opportunity.

Your support for the College Old Boys’ Memorial Scholarship can be shown through this GivenGain appeal or via any of the following channels:

  • South Africa: donations made directly to the Maritzburg College Foundation’s Nedbank account (Maritzburg College Foundation; Nedbank; Branch:116535; Acc no: 1004 849 451; Reference: 2000_surname&initials)
  • US – donations via our Charities Aid Foundation America platform
  • UK – donations via our UK Fund for Charities platform (contact us on

All of the aforementioned donations will be tax deductible in the respective countries,

We urge you to make a once off or monthly commitment to this worthy cause and help us support future College dreams.