Cerene Rathilal
South Africa
PhD Mathematics
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Canon Collins Scholarships for Postgraduate Study in SA

Cerene is this year’s winner of the Scholars' Scholar Award and is on a three-year Mathematics PhD programme at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Cerene has a passion for mathematics (specialising in algebra and topology), and has proven herself to be most dedicated to the field. She currently runs a free maths education programme in secondary schools to share her knowledge, as she firmly believes that "everyone deserves the right to learn." With hopes of becoming an academic professor of mathematics, Cerene wants to contribute to both local and international academic conferences, and collaborate with renowned researchers to revolutionize mathematics.

“Once I have completed my studies, I shall continuously give back through the propagation of my knowledge. This scholarship will be an investment in me so that I can uplift and invest my time in others. I would like to contribute to both local and international academic conferences, and participate and collaborate with renowned researchers to improve and revolutionize mathematics.”

Scholar's Scholar Year: 
2015