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Canon Collins Trust 2025 Tom Queba and Pegasys Scholarships: Empowering Social Change

The Canon Collins Trust, in partnership with the Tom Queba Memorial Fund and Pegasys, is now accepting applications for the 2025 Tom Queba and Pegasys Scholarships for Social Change. These prestigious scholarships support exceptional black South African females pursuing Masters or Doctoral degrees at South African universities, with the aim of driving positive social change.

About the Scholarships

The Canon Collins Tom Queba Scholarship and the Pegasys Scholarship each provide up to R85,000 in funding for a maximum of two years of postgraduate study. In addition to financial support, scholarship recipients gain access to leadership development events and become part of a vibrant network of like-minded individuals committed to social justice.

Eligible fields of study for these scholarships include:

  • Education
  • Humanities and the Arts
  • Justice
  • Sciences and Applied Sciences

The overriding requirement is that the proposed study contributes directly to social and/or environmental development, particularly improving the lives and livelihoods of South Africa’s most disadvantaged populations.

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Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the Canon Collins Tom Queba Scholarship or the Pegasys Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a black African or coloured South African female
  • Normally reside in South Africa
  • Hold a strong first degree (minimum second class, upper division or equivalent) or be in the final year of undergraduate study
  • Be applying for or currently enrolled in a Masters or Doctoral program at a South African university for the 2025 academic year

Please note that applications will only be considered if the candidate meets ALL of the eligibility criteria outlined above. Be sure to carefully review the scholarship guidelines before submitting your application.

How to Apply

The application period for the 2025 Canon Collins Tom Queba Scholarship and Pegasys Scholarship will open in June 2024. While exact dates have not yet been announced, interested candidates should monitor the Canon Collins Trust website and sign up for alerts on Bursaries Africa to stay informed of when applications open.

When the application period begins, you will need to submit the following documents through the online application portal on the Canon Collins Trust website:

  1. Completed scholarship application form
  2. Certified copies of all academic transcripts
  3. Proof of South African citizenship (ID document or birth certificate)
  4. Two academic references
  5. Detailed study proposal (maximum 5 pages)
  6. Personal motivation letter expressing your goals and commitment to social change (maximum 2 pages)

It is critical that your application is complete and submitted prior to the deadline. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered under any circumstances. Submitting your application well in advance of the closing date is strongly advised.

The scholarship selection process is highly competitive. Applications are evaluated holistically based on academic merit, research potential, dedication to social change, and financial need. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interviews between October and November, with final decisions announced in December.

Closing Date

The exact closing date for the 2025 application cycle has not yet been released. However, applications typically close in July. Candidates are encouraged to begin preparing their applications and supporting documents well ahead of time to ensure timely submission.

For the most up-to-date information on application deadlines and procedures, regularly check the official Canon Collins Trust Tom Queba Scholarship and Pegasys Scholarship webpages. You can also contact the Canon Collins Trust directly with any questions at [email protected] or by phone at +27 (10) 500 2303 (South Africa) or +44 (20) 8004 8362 (UK).

Why Apply?

The Canon Collins Tom Queba Scholarship and Pegasys Scholarship offer an incredible opportunity for talented black South African women to further their education and become leaders in driving social change. Beyond the substantial financial support of up to R85,000, these scholarships provide access to valuable leadership development programs and a powerful network of social justice advocates.

Past scholarship recipients have gone on to make significant contributions in fields such as education, human rights, environmental justice, and public health. By pursuing postgraduate studies with the support of the Canon Collins Trust, Tom Queba Memorial Fund, and Pegasys, you can gain the knowledge, skills, and connections needed to effect real change in your community and beyond.

If you are a black South African female with a strong academic record and a deep commitment to social justice, applying for the Canon Collins Tom Queba Scholarship or Pegasys Scholarship could be a pivotal step in your personal and professional journey. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to further your education and make a meaningful impact.

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Ready to apply? Click here to learn more about the Canon Collins Trust Tom Queba Scholarship and Pegasys Scholarship, review the full eligibility criteria, and begin preparing your application for the 2025 cycle. Start your journey towards becoming a leader in social change today!

Key Dates and Deadlines

  • June 2024: Applications open for the 2025 Canon Collins Tom Queba Scholarship and Pegasys Scholarship
  • July 2024: Anticipated application closing date (exact deadline TBA)
  • October-November 2024: Interviews for shortlisted candidates
  • December 2024: Final scholarship decisions announced
  • January 2025: Scholarship funding begins for the 2025 academic year

Remember, late or incomplete applications will not be accepted, so it is essential to submit your application and all required documents well before the stated deadline. If you have any questions about the application process or your eligibility, reach out to the Canon Collins Trust right away for assistance.

Pursuing postgraduate studies can be challenging, but with the financial support and leadership development opportunities provided by the Canon Collins Tom Queba Scholarship and Pegasys Scholarship, you will be well-equipped to succeed academically and make a lasting impact in your field. Apply now and take the first step towards achieving your goals and driving positive social change in South Africa.

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