Canon Collins Joel Joffe LLB Scholarships for Study in South Africa 2021

Canon Collins Trust invites applications for the Canon Collins Joel Joffe LLB Scholarships for Study in South Africa at the University of the Western Cape and The University of Fort Hare for the 2021/22 academic year.

These scholarships are offered in memory of Joel Joffe, who was Nelson Mandela’s lawyer in the 1963/4 Rivonia Trial. He played a crucial role in the struggle for democracy in South Africa. The Trust continues to build on his legacy, inspiring others to do as much as possible to realize human rights and reduce poverty.

Worth of Award

The Canon Collins Joel Joffe LLB Scholarships includes:

  • R40,000 towards the last year of your LLB study.
  • a paid internship at Equal Education Law Centre or Legal Resources Centre after the completion of LLB study.
  • an opportunity to enhance your academic and leadership skills through organized events
  • It supports both full and part-time study and will consider applications from those who wish to study by distance learning.
  • It also organizes an annual conference for current scholars and holds several smaller events throughout the year. Scholarship holders are expected to participate in these activities and to become part of and contribute to its network.
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Applicants must be

  • nationals of, and normally resident in, South Africa.
  • in possession of a strong academic record and extra-curricular involvement.
  • a current undergraduate 3rd-year student of Law at the University of the Western Cape or the University of Fort Hare.

Please apply only if you are eligible and meet ALL of the above criteria.

How to Apply

All applicants are required to upload the following supporting documentation:

  • Copy of degree certificates, if available.
  • Certified academic transcripts.
  • ID document (the following are acceptable: passport, birth certificate, driver’s license).
  • You should ask your referees to write a reference that relates to your application for this scholarship. It should outline your strengths as an applicant, demonstrate your capacity to study at the level required and identify your potential impact in the future.

Deadline: The deadline for applications is on Monday, October 4th, 2021, at 15:00 GMT. Late applications will not be considered.

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