Canon Collins Trust Leigh Day Scholarship

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

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

  • Closing Date: 26 September 2022

Canon Collins Trust Leigh Day 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.

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What Does Canon Collins Trust Leigh Day Scholarship Cover?

The Canon Collins Trust is inviting students to apply for the Leigh Day Scholarship, for the 2023 academic year.

The scholarship will be awarded for studies towards an LLB qualification, at the University of Fort Hare (UFH) or the University of the Western Cape (UWC). is committed to keeping you up to date with the latest bursary opportunities, and this article covers all details about the Canon Collins Trust Leigh Day Scholarship.

Value Duration and Obligation

The Trust will select 4 to 5 students to receive the scholarship, to the value of R40 000 each per year, for a maximum of 2 years. The scholarship award will be paid into the recipients student account, to be used towards the cost of tuition fees, as well as accommodation, books, or other relevant study-related expenses.

Scholarship recipients will be required to attend an annual conference and various smaller events throughout the year, as well as to contribute to the Trusts network.

Canon Collins Trust Leigh Day 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 national of, or have refugee status in any of these countries: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi, Angola, Lesotho or Swaziland
  • You must be a studying towards an LLB qualification at the University of Fort Hare or the University of the Western Cape
  • You must be in your 2nd or 3rd year of full-time or part-time study study (distance learning will also be considered)
  • You must be entering your 3rd or 4th year of study in 2023
  • You must have a strong academic record
  • You must be involved in extra-curricular activities
  • You must download and read the Canon Collins Trust Leigh Day Scholarship Guidelines (.pdf)

How to Apply for Canon Collins Trust Leigh Day Scholarship

Applications must be submitted online via: Canon Collins Trust Leigh Day Scholarship Application

Enter “” in the field asking how you heard about the Leigh Day Scholarship.

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online 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)
  • Degree certificates, if available (certified copy)
  • Academic transcripts (certified copy)
  • Letter of reference (the letter should relate to your application for this scholarship, and should outline your strengths, your capacity to study at the level required, and your potential future impact)

Selection Process

Scholars will be selected based on 6 main criteria:

  1. Academic record – candidates must have a strong academic record for their years of study completed.
  2. References – candidates must provide references who can attest to their studies.
  3. Working experience – candidates with paid or voluntary work experience in the field of study will receive preference.
  4. Leadership qualities – candidates will be required to prove how their leadership skills have developed in the workplace, in their studies or personal life.
  5. Commitment to your community and country – candidates who show a strong interest in positively contributing to the prosperity of their community or to South Africa, will receive preference.
  6. Application form – candidates must answer all the questions in the application form, honestly and completely. Candidates must also provide all the required supporting documents and submit their application on time. Lastly, candidates must be fluent in English.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited to attend an interview, in November 2022. Candidates who do not receive any feedback by the end of November 2022, should regard their application as unsuccessful.

Canon Collins Trust Leigh Day Scholarship 2023 Closing Date

The closing date for the submission of applications for the Canon Collins Trust Leigh Day Scholarship is 26 September 2022 (at 5pm SAST / 3pm GMT). 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:
Contact people: Eva (Tel: +44 7748 722 482) / Nia (Tel: +44 7407 412 541)
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Please do NOT contact Canon Collins if this bursary has already closed.