Applications are currently open for the Canon Collins Scholarship in Education Journalism in the UK for the 2023/2024 academic year.
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.
Worth of Award
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 organized events.
Eligible applicants for the Canon Collins Scholarship in Education Journalism must be
- South African nationals, normally residing in South Africa.
- in possession of a good Honours degree (minimum second class, upper-division, or equivalent) or about to graduate in the year of application.
- 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.
- 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 activist.
How to Apply
All applications should be made online via the official website.
Deadline: The deadline for applications is on November 1, 2022.