The Canon Collins Trust, in collaboration with the Ros Moger and Terry Furlong groups, invites proposals for postgraduate studies in South Africa in 2023. Ros and Terry were inspiring London educators. Friends and relatives have donated cash in their memory to grant scholarships in their honor since 2001. In 2023, they will be granting scholarships to students studying in three areas:
- Justice, which includes Climate Justice, Law, Economics, and Politics
- Education policy and practice
- Humanities, which includes Literature, History, Anthropology, and the Arts
Please apply only if your program of study fits under one of these categories. Interdisciplinary courses and doctorate studies might be difficult to categorize at times. Applicants are encouraged to use their best judgment when deciding whether or not to apply. However, submissions that do not belong under the category of Education (for example, MBAs, economics, medical sciences, sports sciences, and applied sciences) will not be accepted.
We will grant support for up to two years for Master’s programs and three years for Ph.D. programs.
Canon Collins Trust is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together leaders, philosophers, activists, and social justice groups. Canon Collins’ unique method cultivates an environment where activism and research intersect via higher education and research funding, project awards, and an international events program.
Canon Collins Trust’s work is supported by a spirit of solidarity based on their anti-apartheid fight. Their collaborations with the Legal Resources Centre, Equal Education, and other organizations assist in empowering some of South Africa’s most marginalized populations. They greatly appreciate their collaborations as a mutually beneficial connection of solidarity. They stay responsible to one another, pledging honesty and fairness in their interactions and learning from their efforts.
Canon Collins Trust is dedicated to helping its academics and graduates develop strong networks in government and civil society in order to contribute to a new framework for human rights in Southern Africa. They do this via our international events program, which brings together professors, alumni, and civil society partners to address human rights and social justice problems. Their collaborations allow their researchers to meet with major change agents in South African civil society while also connecting their work to making a difference for some of the most marginalized and excluded populations.
As they assist their partners’ program administration and manage their own scholarships, they are dedicated to maintaining responsibility to their stakeholders and adhering to their principles. The Canon Collins Trust regards its collaborations with South African civil society organizations as a mutually beneficial relationship of solidarity or a partnership of equals. This dynamic is unaffected by any funds they generate for their partners’ efforts. They stay responsible to one another, pledging honesty and fairness in their interactions and learning from one another’s efforts.
The scholarship host will provide finance for up to two years for Master’s programs and three years for PhD programs. The scholarship package will vary from R20,000 to R100,000, depending on the student’s circumstances. They encourage full-time and part-time study and would accept applications from anyone interested in studying through distance learning.
They also host an annual conference for present researchers, as well as several smaller events throughout the year. Scholarship recipients are expected to participate in these activities as well as to join and contribute to our network. Applicants will be evaluated for the Ros Moger Terry Furlong scholarship automatically.
Applicants must meet the following requirements
- Be a citizen of, or have refugee status in, one of the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, and Zambia are among the countries involved.
- Typically live in one of the nations above.
- Have a strong first degree (minimum second class, upper division, or equivalent) or will be graduating in the year of application
- Be studying or applying to study at a South African university
When applications are available, you will be able to access the online application. When you begin a new form, you will be given detailed instructions. Before the system enables the application form to be submitted, all parts of the form must be completed. Information may be stored and the application form modified until the applicant submits. All candidates must provide the following supporting documentation:
- Copy of degree certificates, if available
- Certified academic transcripts
- ID document (the following are acceptable: passport, birth certificate, driver’s license)
You may also need to submit:
- Proof of refugee status, if applicable
- Two recent payslips, if currently employed
- PhD proposal if applicable.
Please keep in mind that your application will be reviewed by someone else. As a result, please do the following:
- Pay attention to grammar and presentation
- Finish all sections
- Include all required documents.
- Submit your application as soon as possible.
- Repeat answers
- Use uppercase letters.
- Include any unneeded documentation.
- Incomplete applications will be rejected.
You are not required to provide references with your application. If you are selected, you will need two references and a supportive statement from your supervisor if you are applying for PhD studies. You must be able to give them fast. One reference should ideally come from your current or most recent academic supervisor and one from employment. They will accept a reference from volunteer work or two academic recommendations if you have never been employed. You should request that your references submit a reference relating to your eligibility for this award.
The Trust will choose students based on various factors, including academic quality, financial need, and the capacity to contribute to education in southern Africa.
Applicants for the 2023 RMTF Programme will be evaluated based on the information provided on their application form and the criteria indicated below:
Applicants must have at least an upper second-class (merit) undergraduate or Honors degree, as well as strong recommendations.
All candidates must explain how the scholarship and their studies will help me improve education quality or ii) increase access to education in South Africa.
The scholarship host prefers submissions in which there is a clear consistency between the applicant’s previous studies and profession and their planned course of study.
Canon Collins puts a high value on an individual’s leadership potential. Applicants will be challenged to explain how they have grown as leaders in business, academia, or their personal lives. Priority will be given to individuals who can detail a time when they utilized their abilities to develop a common vision or plan, establish strategic connections and networks, help peers and coach others, and/or generate outcomes.
We will give preference to candidates who can clearly show that their chosen course of study and future intentions are in line with the Trust’s aims.
- Be a citizen of, or have refugee status in, one of the following countries and be a permanent resident: Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zambia are among the countries represented.
- Have a strong first degree (second class, upper division, or similar) or be about to graduate in the year of application;
- Apply for a full-time postgraduate program.
You may apply for university scholarships in South Africa, including financing for high school seniors, financial help for college students, graduate school scholarships, postgraduate scholarships, and more.
A postgraduate scholarship is money given to a single student to assist them in paying for their Master’s degree (or other type of postgraduate course). Unlike a postgraduate loan, a scholarship does not have to be returned.
While most graduate schools provide a few admissions-based grants explicitly tied to each university degree, these chances are uncommon. Nonetheless, many students are astonished to find out it may be less stressful to get a master’s scholarship.
You may apply for a tuition price loan to pay the annual course fees wherever you want to study in the UK. Students may apply for a maintenance grant, and those who qualify can receive both a maintenance grant and a Special Support Grant.
The scholarship giver determines the qualifying conditions for each scholarship. A 3.0 GPA is one of the most prevalent grade point average standards. (Once again, each scholarship sponsor is unique, and it is up to them to determine qualifying standards)
Less than 1% of students get full-ride scholarships, demonstrating how tough it is to obtain one. However, if you have the correct background, good preparation, and know where to seek, your chances of obtaining a full-ride scholarship may rise.
Tuition prices for Master’s degrees in England range from 5,000 to over 30,000 GBP a year on average; however, expenses can vary greatly depending on the school and the study program you intend to pursue.
If you have strong personal reasons for abandoning your study, you may be eligible for a new Postgraduate Loan. This is only available once. In general, you will not be able to get funds to repeat a year or part of your degree.