Canon Collins: Tom Queba Scholarships for Social Change SA

About Canon Collins Tom Queba Memorial Fund

The Canon Collins Tom Queba Memorial Fund is a charity set up in partnership with the Canon Collins Educational & Legal Assistance Trust. The charity was founded in 1981 to uplift improvised students in the UK and independent African states. The Canon Collins Trust has helped over 4,000 students in over 14 countries.

The memorial fund is named after Tom Queba, the former leader of the George taxi industry. Mr. Queba was committed to improving the public transport system in George. His efforts also contributed significantly to the minibus taxi industry. The fund was set up after his tragic death in 2014. The fund is responsible for running the Tom Queba Scholarship for Social Change.

Canon Collins Tom Queba Scholarships for Social Change

Tom Queba Scholarship for Social Change Programme

The scholarship programme is designed to help certain students receive funding to further their education. They can be studying towards a Masters or Doctoral qualification.

The fund usually assists students in the social sciences domain. For the session, the areas accepted are:

  • Education
  • Humanities and the Arts
  • Justice
  • Sciences and Applied Sciences

So your Masters or Doctoral degree must be in the above areas of study. Both part-time and full-time students are eligible for it. So distance learning students can also apply for it.

Students are also evaluated based on their potential to bring about positive social or environmental change. They should have a willingness to improve the lives of the poor in South Africa.

Upon acceptance, students will be receiving funding for two years at max. They will also get a chance to enhance their leadership and employable skills through organized events. After two years, you can be a part of the community and increase your network.

For the 2022 session, the total scholarship amount to be distributed is R85,000.

Requirements and Eligibility Criteria

To receive the funding, you need to meet the eligibility criteria outlined by the trust. Students are selected based on these criteria. So before sending in your application, make sure you meet them.

The eligibility requirements for the Tom Queba Scholarship for Social Change Programme are:

  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Must be currently residing within the country
  • Must be a black female
  • Should have completed at least a first degree with minimum second class, upper division, or equivalent. Or, must be graduating
  • Must be intended to study toward a Masters or doctoral degree
  • You must be studying or intend to study at the University of South Africa
  • You should be willing to participate in the events organized by the trust throughout the year


How to Apply?

Eligible candidates should move ahead with the application process. It isn’t daunting and will be done within hours. But it does require attention to detail and planning.

Here are the steps involved in applying for the Canon Collins Tom Queba Scholarship:

  • Submit the Online Application Form

The first step is to complete and submit the online application form. It is available on the Canon Collins Trust official website. Or, you can access it by clicking here: Tom Queba Scholarships for Social Change

The application form covers all the guidelines and procedures you need to complete the form. It will ask about your personal and academic details. Provide all the details correctly and intelligibly.

  • Submit Relevant Documents

The next step is to gather relevant documents and submit them with your application form.

The documents asked for are:

  • ID documents (like birth certificate, Driver’s License, Passport)
  • Proof of refugee status, if you’re a refugee
  • Educational certificates received
  • Academic transcripts
  • If employed, latest two payslips
  • PhD proposal, if applicable

All the documents should be certified copies. Submit them on the online portal and wait for the decision.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to produce two letters of reference. These can be from the following sources:

  • Most recent academic supervisor
  • From your employer, if employed
  • From your voluntary organization, if volunteered

Along with that, you’d have to submit two academic references for the final decision on your application.

Contact Details

For more details on the scholarship, contact the provider on the following:

  • Telephone – +44 020 3770 0395
  • Email –

Closing Date

Currently closed for application. Please check back later for the updated opening and closing date of this bursary.

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