Canon Collins Trust Scholarships seeks to support exceptional individuals who are committed to social justice in Southern Africa. It allow them to have a postgraduate education, a necessity while working to create an open and just society. The scholarships are offered in Justice (which includes Law, Economics, Politics and the Environment), Education (policy and practice), Humanities (includes Literature, History, Anthropology and the Arts).
- Area:Justice (which includes Law, Economics, Politics and the Environment), Education (policy and practice), Humanities (includes Literature, History, Anthropology and the Arts).
- Number of awards:Not specified.
- Duration: program duration.
- Target group: Open to nationals and refugees of Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
In 2020, the value of the Canon Collins Trust Scholarships package will range from R20,000 to R100,000 depending on student circumstances. The program support both full and part-time study as well as distance learning.
The program also organizes an annual conference for current scholars, and hold several smaller events throughout the year. Eligible applicants will automatically be considered for Ros Moger and Terry Furlong and Sol Plaatje Canon Collins Scholarships.
Applicants for the Canon Collins Trust Scholarships must be:
- a national of, or have refugee status in, one of the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe
- normally resident in one of the above countries
- in possession of a good first degree (minimum second class, upper division or equivalent) or about to graduate in the year of application
- studying or applying to study at a South African university
Click on the apply button below to apply for the Canon Collins Trust Scholarships. Your application must be in English and must include the following (to be scanned and uploaded as one document):
- A detailed CV
- A one page motivation letter highlighting why you would be an outstanding candidate. It should contain your strengths and how your participation in the Programme would contribute to your future career
- A short essay of not more than 1,500 words (3 pages single spaced) detailing your innovative solution to a complex development problem – youth unemployment. Describe the nature of the problem, what are the underlying causes, who is responsible for solving this problem, what your innovative solution is and how you would implement it.
- Copies of your academic degrees
- 2 professional references