Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship South Africa 2020 – 2021
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 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED & COVERAGE VALUE
The Canon Collins Trust, partnered with the Sol Plaatje Educational Project, will be awarding scholarships 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:
- Education: Policy and Practice
- Humanities (including Arts, Anthropology, History and Literature)
- Justice (including Economics, Environment, Law and Politics)
- The value of the scholarship will be in the range of R20,000 to R100,000, dependent on the student 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.
ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME – SERVICE CONTRACT & SELECTION
Scholarship recipients will be required to take part in annual conferences and various smaller events throughout the year.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email and invited to attend an interview in October 2020 and final selection will take place and be communicated by November 2020. If you do not receive any feedback, please regard your application as unsuccessful.
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):
- South African/ Namibian/ Zimbabwean citizen or refugee
- Reside in South Africa/ Namibia/ Zimbabwe
- Completed Matric (or equivalent)
- Completed an undergraduate degree qualification or about to graduate in 2020 (second class, upper division or equivalent)
- Studying or intend on studying at a university in South Africa
- Studying or intend on studying towards Masters and PhD (full-time, part-time and distance learning)
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY
Applications must be done online at; https://bit.ly/2NKGt66
Students must download and read the Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship Information (.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):
- ID document/ Birth Certificate/ Passport/ Driver’s License (certified copy)
- Refugee status, if applicable (certified copy)
- Degree certificates, if available (certified copy)
- Academic transcripts (certified copy)
- PhD proposal, if applicable
- 2 latest payslips, if employed
10 August 2020 (at 16:00).
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER
For any queries related to this scholarship programme, please contact Canon Collins directly:
Tel: +44 020 3770 0395
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com