Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship 2021

Canon Collins only offers scholarships to applicants interested in studying in:

  • Education (including practice and policy)
  • Humanities (including Anthropology, the Arts, History, and Literature)
  • Justice (Economics, the Environment, Law, and Politics)

Applicants interested in areas of study outside of these won’t get accepted. For this scholarship, the value package rages between R20,000 to R100,000 depending on the circumstances of the student.

The scholarship supports part-time and full-time Ph.D. and Master’s study levels and applicants interested in distance learning may apply too. Those who receive the scholarship must participate in the activities organised by Canon Collins so that they can contribute and become part of the network.

About the Canon Collins Trust and Sol Plaatje Educational Project collaboration

The Canon Collins Trust was founded in Britain in 1981 in acknowledgement of the Treason Trial of 1956 held in South Africa and organisations that collaborated to give 156 defendants, all leaders of the ANC, funding for their legal defence.

The Sol Plaatje Educational Project is a non-profit organisation (NPO) named after famous anti-apartheid activist Sol Plaatje. It promotes education as a means of creating equal opportunities for all. Together, these organisations offer postgraduate scholarships to citizens of South Africa, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. The fields these scholarships cover include justice, education, and humanities to students who graduated with a minimum second-class undergraduate degree in one of these specified areas.

Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship 2020 Requirements and Eligibility

Interested applicants must meet the following requirements for eligibility:

  • Must have refugee status or be a national of South Africa, Namibia, and Zimbabwe.
  • Must normally reside in South Africa, Namibia, and Zimbabwe.
  • Must either possess a good first degree (like upper-division, minimum second class or equivalent) or is about to graduate in the year when they apply.
  • Must be currently studying or applying to study at one of the universities in South Africa.

How to Apply and Application Details

Interested applicants can apply online depending on their preferred scholarships:

  • Canon Collins RMTF Scholarships for Postgraduate Study in Education
  • Canon Collins Social Justice Scholarships
  • Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarships

Closing Date

10 August 2020

Contact Details

Address: The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, London SE11 5RR

Telephone Number: +27 10 500 2303

E-mail Address: [email protected]

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