Canon Collins Scholarship in Education Journalism(Full Funded)

Education

Higher education is transformative for society and Southern Africa’s development depends on strong leadership in key fields. Yet while the benefits of higher education continue to rise, the costs of being left behind are also growing. The underfunding of postgraduate studies has become a looming crisis and a major impediment to transformation. This is why we have supported over 4,000 individuals whose education addresses some of the most pressing issues in contemporary southern African society.

On top of a strong academic record and a passion for research, our scholars must demonstrate their commitment to employing their skillsets to achieve impact. Learning and collaboration between scholars, activists, and civil society organizations are intentionally fostered, both during and after the scholarship experience. Our focus on education also extends to access to primary and secondary schooling. Through the support of our partner Equal Education, the Trust advocates for quality and equality in the South African education system.

Human Rights

Our work is underpinned by a spirit of solidarity rooted in our history in the anti-apartheid struggle. Our partnerships with the Legal Resources Centre, Equal Education and others help to empower some of South Africa’s most marginalised communities. We value our partnerships extremely highly, as a mutually beneficial relationship of solidarity.  We remain accountable to each other, promising transparency and fairness in our dealings with each other, and learning from each other’s work.

We are committed to contributing towards a new framework for human rights in southern Africa by supporting our scholars and alumni to form strong networks in government and civil society. We do this through our international events programme, which brings together our scholars, alumni and civil society partners to discuss issues pertaining to human rights and social justice. Our partnerships enable our scholars to interact with key change agents in South African civil society, whilst relating their work to achieving impact for some of the most marginalised and excluded citizens.

Our work is underpinned by a spirit of solidarity rooted in our history in the anti-apartheid struggle. Our partnerships with the Legal Resources Centre, Equal Education and others help to empower some of South Africa’s most marginalised communities. We value our partnerships extremely highly, as a mutually beneficial relationship of solidarity.  We remain accountable to each other, promising transparency and fairness in our dealings with each other, and learning from each other’s work.

We are committed to contributing towards a new framework for human rights in southern Africa by supporting our scholars and alumni to form strong networks in government and civil society. We do this through our international events programme, which brings together our scholars, alumni and civil society partners to discuss issues pertaining to human rights and social justice. Our partnerships enable our scholars to interact with key change agents in South African civil society, whilst relating their work to achieving impact for some of the most marginalised and excluded citizens.

Applications for this scholarship opened on Wednesday 25th August 2021. 

The deadline for applications is at 15:00 GMT on 22nd September 2021

Scholarship:

Canon Collins Trust, in partnership with the Mail and Guardian, is offering a scholarship for one year of Masters study in Journalism, Communications or Media studies in 2022.

This scholarship 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 strengthening their work as media specialists to promote positive social change, particularly in the area of Education. Funding for these scholarships has been made possible through the support received from the Sol Plaatje Educational Project (SPEP).

We offer funding towards one year of Masters study, an opportunity to enhance your networks and strengthen your leadership skills through organised events, mentorship by a widely respected educationalist and writer, and a 12-month paid internship as an Education Reporter at Mail & Guardian.

Are you eligible?

Eligible applicants must:

  • be a South African national, normally residing in South Africa
  • be in possession of a good Honours degree (minimum second class, upper division or equivalent) or about to graduate in the year of application
  • be applying for a 1 year full-time Masters course in the field of Journalism, Communication or Media Studies at any South African university; or be already studying a 2-year course in this field
  • be available to undertake a 12-month paid internship as an Education Reporter at the Mail and Guardian in 2023
  • preference will be given to applicants that can demonstrate a commitment to education matters in South Africa through work experience, volunteerism or as an ac

What we offer:

The Canon Collins Journalism for Social Change Scholarship includes:

  • a contribution towards your costs for the duration of your study period (R60,000 per academic year);
  • a 12-month paid internship at the Mail and Guardian;
  • mentorship by the highly respected Educationalist and Education Writer alumna Dr Sara Black; and
  • an opportunity to enhance your networks, and strengthen your academic and leadership skills through organised events.

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