Tom Queba Scholarships for Social Change
Tom Queba

Canon Collins Trust in partnership with Tom Queba Memorial Fund is offering scholarships for Masters and Doctoral level study at South African universities. The overriding requirement of the scholarship is that the proposed study contributes directly to social and/or environmental development, and particularly to the betterment of lives and livelihoods of the poorest people in South Africa. We will award scholarships for social change within the following areas:

  1. Justice
  2. Education
  3. Humanities and the Arts
  4. Sciences and Applied sciences

These scholarships are offered in memory of Tom Queba, who was a leader in the George taxi industry. His passion, commitment and vision for improved public transport, and for the future of the minibus taxi industry in George, have contributed greatly to the achievement of the GO GEORGE bus service. He was tragically killed in 2014, which prompted Pegasys to form the Tom Queba Memorial Fund and establish this scholarship in his memory.

Are you eligible?

Applicants must:

  • be a black South African female national, normally residing in South Africa
  • 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 Masters or doctoral level at a South African university.

What we offer

In 2020, the value of the scholarship package is R85,000. Funding will be provided for up to a maximum of two years. 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.

How to apply

This scholarship will reopen for applications in June 2021. 

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