Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship South Africa 2021 – 2022

ABOUT THE COMPANY – SOL PLAATJE EDUCATIONAL PROJECT

Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje was a South African journalist, translator, writer, intellectual, linguist and politician. He was also a founding member and first General Secretary of the South African Native National Congress (SANNC), which is now the African National Congress (ANC). There have been many institutions named in his honour, including the Sol Plaatje Local Municipality, the Sol Plaatje University, the Sol Plaatje Museum and Library and the Sol Plaatje Educational Trust.

ABOUT THE CANON COLLINS SOL PLAATJE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

The Canon Collins Trust, partnered with the Sol Plaatje Educational Project, is inviting students to apply for scholarship funding for the 2022 academic year.

Scholarships will be awarded to exceptional students who intend to pursue social justice in Southern Africa. The scholarship will cover Postgraduate (Masters and PhD) studies in the following fields:

Top priority will be given to Climate Justice related studies – in the science or applied science field (the application must be able to demonstrate relevance to climate justice-related matters).

MORE ABOUT THE CANON COLLINS SOL PLAATJE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE, SERVICE CONTRACT & SELECTION

The value of the scholarship will be in the range of R20 000 to R100 000 – depending on the student financial circumstances. Masters students will receive a maximum of 2 years of funding, while PhD students will receive a maximum of 3 years of funding. Funding will be renewed based on satisfactory academic performance.
Scholarship recipients will be required to take part in annual conferences and various smaller events throughout the year.

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Shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email and invited to attend an interview in October or November 2021 and the final selection will take place and be communicated by December 2021. If you do not receive any feedback, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CANON COLLINS SOL PLAATJE SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE CANON COLLINS SOL PLAATJE SCHOLARSHIP

Applications must be done online at Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship Application

Students must download and read the Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship Guidelines (.pdf) before applying.
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

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Shortlisted candidates will also be required to submit the following:

 

CLOSING DATE FOR THE CANON COLLINS SOL PLAATJE SCHOLARSHIP

9 August 2021 at 16:00 (15:00 BST).
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

CONTACT THE SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDER

For any queries related to this scholarship programme, please contact Canon Collins directly:
Tel: +44 020 3770 0395
Email: scholarships@canoncollins.org
Contact page: https://www.canoncollins.org/contact-us/