Canon Collins Scholarship for Economic Justice at Wits University South Africa 2022

Canon Collins Trust, in partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand and the Institute of Economic Justice, invites applications for the Canon Collins Scholarship for Economic Justice in South Africa for the 2022 academic year.

These scholarships seek 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 towards advancing economic justice and promoting equitable economic development that realizes socio-economic rights for all.

Worth of Award

The Canon Collins Scholarship for Economic Justice in South Africa includes:

  • a contribution towards your costs for the duration of your study period (R60,000 per academic year);
  • a 6-month paid internship at the Institute for Economic Justice, progressive economics think thank located in Johannesburg that works at the intersection of policy, research, and advocacy to build a more just economy; and
  • an opportunity to enhance your networks, and strengthen your academic and leadership skills through organized events.
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Eligibility

Eligible applicants must:

  • be resident nationals of South Africa, Namibia or Zimbabwe;
  • be applying for a full-time Masters of Commerce in Applied Development Economics at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2022;
  • hold an honours’ level academic qualification with a minimum grade point average of 75%, or be in their final year of Honours study in the year of the application;
  • demonstrate a commitment to apply their skills and qualifications to advancing social justice, and promoting equitable economic development that realizes socio-economic rights;
  • be available to undertake a 6-month paid internship at the Institute of Economic Justice immediately after completion of study.

How to Apply

All applications should be online made via the official website.

Deadline: Applications for this scholarship opens on June 30th, 2021 and closes 15:00 BST on Monday, August 9th, 2021. Late applications will not be considered.

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