Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarships 2022

Applications are open for Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarships 2022!

Canon Collins Trust in partnership with Sol Plaatje Educational Project seeks to support exceptional individuals who are committed to social justice in Southern Africa and for whom a postgraduate qualification is an essential tool in working to create an open and just society.

Through higher education and research funding, project grants and international events programmes, Canon Collins Trusts’ unique approach cultivates a space where activism and research meet.

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In 2015 the Trust revised its South African scholarship awards policy. Scholarships are offered to only those studying in three areas:

  • Justice, which includes Law, Economics, Politics and the Environment
  • Education: policy and practice
  • Humanities, which includes Literature, History, Anthropology and the Arts

In 2022, climate justice will be a priority. Climate Justice-related scholarship applications may be in a science or applied science field as long as the application can demonstrate its relevance to climate justice-related matters.

Applications for courses that are not within these areas (for example MBAs, medical sciences, sports sciences) will be rejected.


  • In 2021, the value of the scholarship package will range from R20,000 to R100,000 depending on student circumstances. Both full and part-time Masters and PhD level study at a South African university are supported and applications from those who wish to study by distance learning are considered.
  • An annual conference for current scholars will be arranged, and several smaller events throughout the year will be held. Scholarship holders are expected to participate in these activities and to become part of and contribute to the network.


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
Eligible Regions: Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe

Application Process

Apply online using the apply link.

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Application Deadline: August 9, 2021

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