Sol Plaatje Scholarships

Canon Collins Trust is pleased to offer up to twenty Sol Plaatje Scholarships each year. These are named awards under the Canon Collins Scholarships for Postgraduate Study in South Africa.

Are you eligible?

To be considered for a scholarship under this programme you  must:

  • be a national of, or have refugee status in, one of the following countries: Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
  • be normally resident in one of the above countries
  • be in possession of a good first degree (minimum second class, upper division or equivalent) or about to graduate in the year of application
  • be studying or applying to study at a South African university

Other criteria and the application process are the same as for a Canon Collins (CCSA) Scholarship

What we offer

In 2016 most awards will be valued at R65,000 for each year of study at Masters and PhD level. In exceptional cases we may offer up to R100,000 per year. We support both full and part-time study and will consider applications from those who wish to study by distance learning.

We also organise an annual conference for current scholars, and hold several smaller events throughout the year. Scholarship holders are expected to participate in these activities and to become part of and contribute to our network.

Scholarships now open

Canon Collins Scholarships for Postgraduate Study in South Africa
Leigh Day LLB scholarship at University of Fort Hare
Leigh Day LLB scholarship at University of the Western Cape
The Lionel Cliffe Scholarship
Patrick and Janet Stuart Scholarship for students from Lesotho
Ros Moger and Terry Furlong Scholarships
Sol Plaatje Scholarships
The Canon Collins / Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship at Fort Hare