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Canon Collins Trust LLB Scholarships 2020/2021 for South African Students at University of Fort Hare

The following Scholarships are available for third and/or fourth year study in Law at the University of Fort Hare.

Application Deadline: 5th October 2020

About the Award: There are TWO awards at the University of Fort Hare:

LLB Leigh Day Scholarship

Are you eligible?

To apply for this scholarship you must be:

  • A current second or third year LLB student at the University of Fort Hare.
  • Be a national of, or have refugee status in, one of the following countries: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia.
  • Be normally resident in South Africa.
  • In possession of good results for completed years of study, or be able to demonstrate improvement.

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

What we offer:

Awards will be R40,000 per academic year.  Funding will be provided for up to a maximum of two years. We support both full and part-time study and will consider applications from those who wish to study by distance learning.

We also organise an annual conference for current scholars, and hold several smaller events throughout the year. Scholarship holders are expected to participate in these activities and to become part of and contribute to our network.

Joel Joffe LLB Scholarship

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 realise human rights and reduce poverty.

Are you eligible?

Applicants must be:

  • A national 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 Fort Hare.

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

What we offer: The Joel Joffe scholarship 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 organised events.

We support both full and part-time study and will consider applications from those who wish to study by distance learning.

We also organise an annual conference for current scholars, and hold several smaller events throughout the year. Scholarship holders are expected to participate in these activities and to become part of and contribute to our network.

How to apply: You can apply for both scholarships if you meet the eligibility criteria for both scholarships. 

  • Please check this document for more information on the eligibility criteria for the Leigh Day Scholarship.
  • Please check this document for more information on the eligibility criteria for the Joel Joffe Scholarship.

You can apply by sending your application form to [email protected]. Please download and save the copy of the application form on to your computer before you fill it in. The deadline for applying is Monday 5th October.

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