Canon Collins Trust invites applications for scholarships to pursue postgraduate study in South Africa in 2016. The students of Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe can apply for these scholarships. To apply for a scholarship under this programme applicant must be studying or applying to study at a South African university. In 2016 most awards will be valued at R65,000 for each year of study at Masters and PhD level. In exceptional cases we may offer up to R100,000 per year. The application deadline is 27 July 2015.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are offered for the courses offered by South African university.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master’s or doctoral degree level at South African university.
Scholarship Provider: Canon Collins Trust
Scholarship can be taken at: South Africa
Eligibility: Applicants 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
-be normally resident in one of the above countries
-be in possession of a good first degree (minimum second class, upper division or equivalent) or about to graduate in the year of application
-be studying or applying to study at a South African university
Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe can apply for these scholarships.
Scholarship Description: Canon Collins Trust seeks to support exceptional individuals who are committed to social justice in Southern Africa and for whom a postgraduate qualification is an essential tool in working to create an open and just society. In early 2015 the Trust revised its South African scholarship awards policy. We will provide funding for up to a maximum of two years for Masters and three years for PhD. Continued funding depends upon satisfactory progress and academic reports.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): Scholarships are offered for up to a maximum of two years for Masters and three years for PhD.
What does it cover? In 2016 most awards will be valued at R65,000 for each year of study at Masters and PhD level. In exceptional cases we may offer up to R100,000 per year. We support both full and part-time study and will consider applications from those who wish to study by distance learning. We also organise an annual conference for current scholars, usually in July, and hold several smaller events throughout the year. Scholarship holders are expected to participate in these activities and to become part of and contribute to our network.
Selection criteria: In selecting scholars, the Trust will apply a number of criteria including academic merit, need and the potential to contribute to open and just societies in southern Africa. Applicants for all schemes within the 2016 SA Scholarship Programme will be assessed on the basis of the information that they supply on their application form against the criteria outlined below: CCSA Scholarship 2014 Application Guidelines
1. Academic Record and References Applicants should have a minimum of an upper second-class (merit) undergraduate or Honours degree and excellent references.
2. Future impact All applicants need to articulate how the scholarship and their studies will enable them to contribute to open and just societies in southern Africa.
3. Work Experience We favour applications where there is a demonstrable continuity between applicant’s past study and career and their proposed course of study.
4. Leadership Competencies Canon Collins places a great deal of emphasis upon the leadership potential of individuals. Applicants will be asked to demonstrate how they have developed their leadership skills in the workplace, academia or in their personal life. Priority will be given to those who can describe an occasion/s in which they have used their skills to formulate a shared vision or strategy, build strategic relationships and networks, support peers and mentor others, and/or deliver results.
5. Alignment with the Trust’s priorities We will favour applicants who most clearly demonstrate that their proposed course and future plans align with the Trust’s priorities.
Notification: Please do not email us to ask about the outcome of your application. All notifications will be by email so please make sure you provide an accurate email address. We will be interviewing shortlisted applicants by telephone in October 2015. We will let you know the outcome of your application in November 2015.
How to Apply: All sections of the form need to be complete before the system will allow the application form to be submitted. Information can be saved and the application form edited until the applicant chooses to submit. All applicants are required to upload the following supporting documentation:
-Copy of degree certificates, if available
-Certified academic transcripts
-Reference letters from two referees
-ID document (the following are acceptable: passport, birth certificate, driver’s license) You may also need to submit:
-Proof of refugee status, if applicable
-Two recent payslips, if currently employed
-PhD proposal if applicable.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 27 July 2015. Late applications will not be considered.