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Canon Collins Trust Leigh Day Scholarship South Africa 2023 – 2024

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Canon Collins Trust Leigh Day Scholarship South Africa 2023 – 2024

Canon Collins Trust Leigh Day Scholarship South Africa; ABOUT THE COMPANY – LEIGH DAY

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ABOUT THE CANON COLLINS LEIGH DAY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED | COVERAGE VALUE

The Canon Collins Trust is inviting students to apply for the Leigh Day Scholarship, for the 2023 academic year.

The scholarship will be awarded for studies towards an LLB qualification, at the University of Fort Hare (UFH) or the University of the Western Cape (UWC).

Zabusaries.com is committed to keeping you up to date with the latest bursary opportunities, and this article covers all details about the Canon Collins Trust Leigh Day Scholarship.

MORE ABOUT THE CANON COLLINS LEIGH DAY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME – VALUE, DURATION | OBLIGATIONS

The Trust will select 4 to 5 students to receive the scholarship, to the value of R40 000 each per year, for a maximum of 2 years. The scholarship award will be paid into the recipient’s student account, to be used towards the cost of tuition fees, as well as accommodation, books, or other relevant study-related expenses.

Scholarship recipients will be required to attend an annual conference and various smaller events throughout the year, as well as to contribute to the Trusts network.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CANON COLLINS LEIGH DAY 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 of, or have refugee status in any of these countries: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi, Angola, Lesotho or Swaziland
  • You must be studying towards an LLB qualification at the University of Fort Hare or the University of the Western Cape
  • You must be in your 2nd or 3rd year of full-time or part-time study (distance learning will also be considered)
  • You must be entering your 3rd or 4th year of study in 2023
  • You must have a strong academic record
  • You must be involved in extra-curricular activities
  • You must download and read the Canon Collins Trust Leigh Day Scholarship Guidelines (.pdf)

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HOW TO APPLY FOR THE CANON COLLINS LEIGH DAY SCHOLARSHIP

Applications must be submitted online at Canon Collins Trust Leigh Day Scholarship Application

Enter “Zabusaries.com” in the field asking how you heard about the Leigh Day Scholarship.
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 may be disqualified):

  • ID document, Birth Certificate, Passport or Driver’s License (certified copy)
  • Degree certificates, if available (certified copy)
  • Academic transcripts (certified copy)
  • Letter of reference (the letter should relate to your application for this scholarship, and should outline your strengths, your capacity to study at the level required, and your potential future impact) (read our article about academic reference letters for bursary/ scholarship Applications)

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MORE ABOUT THE CANON COLLINS LEIGH DAY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME – SELECTION

Scholars will be selected based on 6 main criteria:
1) Academic record – candidates must have a strong academic record for their years of study completed.
2) References – candidates must provide references who can attest to their studies.
3) Working experience – candidates with paid or voluntary work experience in the field of study will receive preference.
4) Leadership qualities – candidates will be required to prove how their leadership skills have developed in the workplace, in their studies or personal life.
5) Commitment to your community and country – candidates who show a strong interest in positively contributing to the prosperity of their community or to South Africa will receive preference.
6) Application form – candidates must answer all the questions in the application form, honestly and completely. Candidates must also provide all the required supporting documents and submit their applications on time. Lastly, candidates must be fluent in English.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited to attend an interview, in November 2023. Candidates who do not receive any feedback by the end of November 2023, should regard their application as unsuccessful.

CLOSING DATE FOR THE CANON COLLINS LEIGH DAY SCHOLARSHIP

26 September 2023 (at 5pm SAST / 3pm GMT).
(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:
Contact people: Eva (Tel: +44 7748 722 482) / Nia (Tel: +44 7407 412 541)
Email: scholarships@canoncollins.org / info@canoncollins.org
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