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Tom Queba Scholarships for Social Change

Deadline: 22nd of August , 2022

Canon Collins Trust in partnership with Tom Queba Memorial Fund invites applications for scholarships for Masters and Doctoral at South African universities in 2023. They will provide funding for up to a maximum of two years and an opportunity to enhance your academic and leadership skills through organised events.

Across all their scholarships, their scholars demonstrate the potential to drive change towards just and equitable civil societies. The overriding requirement of the scholarship is that the proposed study contributes directly to social and/or environmental development, and particularly to the betterment of lives and livelihoods of the poorest people in South Africa.

We will award scholarships for social change within the following areas:
• Justice
• Education
• Humanities and the Arts
• Sciences and Applied Sciences


Please do not email them to ask about the outcome of your application. All notifications will be by email so please make sure you provide an accurate email address. They will be interviewing shortlisted applicants in October/November 2022. They will let you know the outcome of your application in December 2022.

Selection Criteria

In selecting scholars, the Trust will apply a number of criteria including academic merit, financial need and the potential to contribute to open and just societies in southern Africa. Applicants will be assessed on the basis of the information that they supply on their application form against the criteria outlined below:

  • Academic Record and References- Applicants should have a minimum of an upper second-class (merit) undergraduate or Honours degree and excellent references.
  • Future impact- All applicants need to articulate how the scholarship and their studies will enable them to contribute to open and just societies in southern Africa.
  • Work Experience- We favour applications where there is a demonstrable continuity between applicants’ past study and career and their proposed course of study.
  • Leadership Competencies- Canon Collins places a great deal of emphasis upon the leadership potential of individuals. Applicants will be asked to demonstrate how they have developed their leadership skills in the workplace, academia or in their personal life. Priority will be given to those who can describe an occasion/s in which they have used their skills to formulate a shared vision or strategy, build strategic relationships and networks, support peers and mentor others, and/or deliver results.
  • Alignment with the Trust’s priorities- We will favour applicants who most clearly demonstrate that their proposed course and future plans align with the Trust’s priorities.


  • In 2023, the value of the scholarship package is R85,000.
  • Funding will be provided for up to a maximum of two years.
  • They support both full and part-time study and will consider applications from those who wish to study by distance learning.
  • They 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.



Applicants must:

  • Be a black South African female national, normally residing in South Africa
  • Be in possession of a good first degree (minimum second class, upper division or equivalent) or about to graduate in the year of application
  • Be studying or applying to study at a master’s or doctoral level at a South African university

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Oyin Olufayo

Oyin Olufayo is a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. A recent graduate of The School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) She is a Technical Writer, Political Writer, and a Content Writer. Her passion for sustainable development goals has been implemented by creating tangible solutions. She has featured in grassroots initiatives like TedX, World Literacy Foundation, Spur Nation Media, FRCN, Naija Law and etc. spreading the impact of Sustainable education, and also facilitated numerous events regarding SDGs.

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