Canon Collins Trust Mail And Guardian Scholarship South Africa 2023 – 2024
ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDER – CANON COLLINS TRUST AND MAIL & GUARDIAN
Canon Collins Trust Mail And Guardian Scholarship South Africa | Canon Collins Trust supports development in Africa by awarding postgraduate scholarships to outstanding individuals from southern Africa. Since 1981 they have awarded over 3000 postgraduate scholarships to southern African scientists, human rights lawyers, civil servants, educationalists, doctors and other professionals, many of which have gone on to become leaders in government, the private sector and civil society.
The Mail & Guardian is a South African weekly newspaper and website that focuses on political analysis, investigative reporting, Southern African news, local arts, music and popular culture. It is considered a newspaper of record for South Africa.
ABOUT THE CANON COLLINS TRUST MAIL & GUARDIAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED
Canon Collins Trust is inviting students to apply for the Mail & Guardian Scholarship programme, for the 2023 academic year.
The Scholarship covers studies towards a Masters’s course in Journalism, Communications or Media Studies at any University in South Africa.
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 & Guardian Scholarship.
The aim of the scholarship is to support exceptional individuals who are committed to social justice in Southern Africa, and who require a postgraduate qualification in order to strengthen their work as media specialists to promote positive social change, particularly in the area of human rights or education.
MORE ABOUT THE CANON COLLINS TRUST MAIL & GUARDIAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME – BENEFITS
The scholarship will provide the following benefits: contribution towards costs for the duration of your studies, a 12-month paid internship at the Mail & Guardian and an opportunity to enhance your networks, and strengthen your academic and leadership skills through organised events.
MORE ABOUT THE CANON COLLINS TRUST MAIL & GUARDIAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME – SELECTION
Scholars will be selected based on academic merit, need and potential to contribute to the future prosperity of southern Africa. Applicants will be assessed on the information supplied in their application, including:
- Academic Record and References: strong results from completed years of study or a vast improvement in results, as well as excellent references.
- Work Experience: preferably candidates should demonstrable a continuity between their work experience (paid or voluntary) and their field of study.
- Leadership Competencies: applicants must be able to demonstrate how they have developed their leadership skills in the workplace, academia or in their personal life.
- Commitment to Country/ Community: preferably candidates should show a desire to be part of and to contribute to the future prosperity of southern Africa.
- Application: candidates should demonstrate a good command of the English language, provide all information required in the application and submit their application and documents on time.
Applicants will be emailed to inform them of the status of their application. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed in November 2022, and the final outcome will be available soon thereafter.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CANON COLLINS TRUST MAIL & GUARDIAN SCHOLARSHIP
Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to meet all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
- You must reside in South Africa
- You must be a national of a southern African country (South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Eswatini, Angola or Mozambique)
- You must have completed a good Honours degree or will complete an Honours degree by the end of 2022 (minimum second class, upper division or equivalent)
- You must be applying for a 1 year full-time Masters course or be currently studying a 2-year course
- Your course must be in Journalism, Communication or Media Studies
- You must be studying or applying to study at any university in South Africa
- You must be able to partake in a 12-month paid internship as a Reporter at the Mail & Guardian in 2024
- Preference is given to applicants with a demonstrated commitment to education or human rights matters in southern Africa (through work experience, volunteerism or as an activist)
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE CANON COLLINS TRUST MAIL & GUARDIAN SCHOLARSHIP
Applications must be submitted online at; Canon Collins Trust Mail & Guardian Scholarship Application 2023
Applicants must read the Guidelines for Applicants before applying.
Enter “zabusaries.com” in the field asking how you heard about the Canon Collins Trust Mail & Guardian Scholarship.
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation with your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
- ID document, passport, birth certificate or driver’s license (certified copy)
- Proof of refugee status, if applicable
- Degree certificates, if available (copy)
- Academic transcripts (certified copy)
- Proof of registration/ application at a university in SA (on institutions letterhead)
- Proof of residence
- 2 reference letters (read about how to get a reference letter for your scholarship application)
- 2 recent payslips, if employed
CLOSING DATE FOR THE CANON COLLINS TRUST MAIL & GUARDIAN SCHOLARSHIP
1 November 2022 (at 15:00 GMT).
(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 the Canon Collins Trust directly:
Tel: +44 020 8004 8362
NSFAS National Student Financial Aid Schemes
NSFAS: What is NSFAS?
NSFAS, or National Student Financial Aid Scheme, was established according to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme Act of 1999 and incorporated the Tertiary Education Fund of South Africa (TEFSA), which stopped operating in 2000.