Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship South Africa

By | July 4, 2020

Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship South Africa

ABOUT THE COMPANY – SOL PLAATJE EDUCATIONAL PROJECT

Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship South Africa | 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 honor, 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 the Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship, for the 2024 academic year.

Scholarships will be awarded to exceptional students, to pursue Postgraduate (Master’s and Ph.D.) studies, in these areas:

  • Education Policy and Practice
  • Humanities (including Arts, Anthropology, History and Literature)
  • Justice (including Economics, Climate Justice, Law and Politics)

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

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The Scholarship will be awarded to the value of between R20 000 and R100 000, depending on the students circumstances. Masters students will receive funding for up to 2 years and PhD students will receive funding for up to 3 years. 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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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):

  • You must be a national or have refugee status in South Africa, Namibia, or Zimbabwe
  • You must reside in South Africa, Namibia or Zimbabwe
  • You must have completed a good first degree (minimum second class, upper division, or equivalent) or will complete your degree in 2023
  • You must be studying or intend on studying toward a Masters or Ph.D., in one of the areas listed above, in 2024
  • You must be studying or intend on studying on a full-time or part-time basis (distance learning may also be considered)
  • You must be studying or are applying to study at a university in South Africa
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HOW TO APPLY FOR THE CANON COLLINS SOL PLAATJE SCHOLARSHIP

Applications must be submitted online at Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship Application 2024

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Applicants 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 application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document, Birth Certificate, Passport, or Driver’s License (certified copy)
  • Refugee status, if applicable (certified copy)
  • Degree certificates, if available (certified copy)
  • Academic transcripts (certified copy)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Ph.D. proposal, if applying for study at the Ph.D. level
  • 2 latest payslips, if employed

 

SELECTION FOR THE CANON COLLINS SOL PLAATJE SCHOLARSHIP

  • Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in October and November 2023.
  • All applicants will receive feedback on their application, via email, in December 2023.
  • Do not contact Canon Collins to follow up on the status of your application.
  • Shortlisted candidates will also be required to submit 2 letters of reference, relating to their suitability for the scholarship. One reference should be from a current or most recent academic supervisor and one from an employer. Applicants who have not been employed before may submit a reference from a voluntary work, or two academic references. PhD students will also be required to submit a supporting statement from their supervisor.

 

CLOSING DATE FOR THE CANON COLLINS SOL PLAATJE SCHOLARSHIP

7 September 2023 (at 15:00 GMT / 17:00 South African time) – extension.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

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CONTACT THE SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDER

For any queries related to this scholarship programme, please contact Canon Collins directly:
Tel: 010 500 2303
Email: scholarships@canoncollins.org
Please do NOT contact Canon Collins if this scholarship has already closed. View our other bursaries open for application here

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