Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship

Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship 2023 – Are you looking for Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship online application 2023? In this article, I will provide you with details on the Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship, how to submit your application online and other related information.

Application is currently open for Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship 2023. Canon Collins Trust invites qualifying South African students to apply for its Bursary Programme for 2023 academic year.

  • Closing Date: 22August 2022

Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship 2023

The Canon Collins Trust has been running scholarship programmes since 1981, for students from southern African countries. The Trust has supported over 4 000 scholars, from 14 countries and today the Trust offers undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships for study in South Africa, the UK, Ireland and Malawi.

Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje was a South African journalist, translator, writer, intellectual, linguist and politician. He was also a founding member and first General Secretary of the South African Native National Congress (SANNC), which is now the African National Congress (ANC). There have been many institutions named in his honour, including the Sol Plaatje Local Municipality, the Sol Plaatje University, the Sol Plaatje Museum and Library and the Sol Plaatje Educational Trust.

Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship Eligible Fields

The Canon Collins Trust, partnered with the Sol Plaatje Educational Project, is inviting students to apply for the Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship, for the 2023 academic year.

Scholarships will be awarded to exceptional students, to pursue Postgraduate (Masters and PhD) studies, in these areas:

  • Education: Policy and Practice
  • Humanities (including Arts, Anthropology, History and Literature)
  • Justice (including Economics, Climate Justice, Law and Politics)

Top priority will be given to Climate Justice related studies – in science or applied science field (the application must be able to demonstrate relevance to climate justice related matters).

What Does Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship Cover?

The Scholarship will be awarded to the value of between R20 000 and R100 000, depending on the students circumstances. Masters students will receive funding for up to 2 years and PhD students will receive funding for up to 3 years. Funding will be renewed based on satisfactory academic performance.

Scholarship recipients will be required to take part in annual conferences and various smaller events throughout the year.

Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship Requirements

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 South African, Namibian or Zimbabwean citizen or have refugee status in one of these countries
  • You must reside in South Africa, Namibia or Zimbabwe
  • You must have completed an undergraduate first degree qualification or will graduate in 2022 (second class, upper division or equivalent)
  • You must be studying or intend on studying towards a Masters or PhD, in one of the areas listed above, in 2023
  • You must be studying or intend on studying on a full-time or part-time basis (distance learning may also be considered)
  • You must be studying or intend on studying at a university in South Africa

How to Apply for Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship

Scholarship applications must be submitted online at: Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship Application

Applicants must download and read the Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship Guidelines (.pdf) before applying.

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your 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)
  • Refugee status, if applicable (certified copy)
  • Degree certificates, if available (certified copy)
  • Academic transcripts (certified copy)
  • PhD proposal, if applicable
  • 2 latest payslips, if employed

Note: shortlisted candidates will also be required to submit 2 letters of reference, relating to your suitability for the scholarship. One reference should be from a current or most recent academic supervisor and one from an employer. Applicants who have not been employed before, may submit a reference from a voluntary work, or two academic references. PhD students will also be required to submit a supporting statement from their supervisor.

Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship 2023 Closing Date

The closing date for the submission of applications for the Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship is 22 August 2022 at 17:00 (South African time zone – GMT+2). Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.

Contact information

For any queries related to this scholarship programme, please contact Canon Collins directly:
Tel: +44 7748 722 482 (Eva) / +44 7407 412 541 (Nia)
Contact page:

Please do NOT contact Canon Collins if this scholarship has already closed.