The application form is of primary importance as assessment is made on the basis of a completed Canon Collins Trust application form. A great deal of care must be taken in completing the form especially the motivation section. The following documents must be sent with all applications:

• Certified copy of university academic transcript
• One passport size photo with the applicant’s name clearly written on the back
• Two references in sealed envelopes (two academic or 1 academic and one employer reference)
• Copies of 2 payslips (if employed)
• For PhD candidates a copy of their accepted PhD proposal

For scholarship updates visit 2011 scholarships portal

Please note we will not assess applications that have documents missing so DO NOT submit your form until you have all the necessary information.

Please post (do not fax or email) completed application forms and supporting documents to:

Canon Collins Trust
PO Box 34692
Groote Schuur 7937
Cape Town
Please note couriered applications will not be accepted at a PO Box address.

Please be aware that Canon Collins Trust will assess over 650 applications. It is important that you take time to complete the form accurately and legibly. Where possible use a computer to complete the form. It is provided as a word document to facilitate this process.


You should ask your referees to provide you with a reference that relates to your application for this scholarship. It should outline your strengths as an applicant, demonstrate your capacity to study at the level required, and identify your potential impact in the future. In the case of an employment reference, please be aware that confirmation of employment is not sufficient as a reference. We require information regarding your work performance and potential.

For scholarship updates visit 2011 scholarships portal

If you are not currently employed, we will accept a reference from voluntary work, or two academic references.

Application checklist

1. Have you answered all the questions carefully? Have you clearly demonstrated why the Trust should fund you rather than any other applicants?

2. Remember to include all of the required paperwork.

3. Is the application form clear and easy to read?

4. Do not include any additional information (including CVs) as it will be discarded. Your application will be judged by the quality of the information on the application form.

We will not acknowledge receipt of your application. We will let you know the outcome of your application in November/ December 2010. Please do not contact us about the result of your application before January 2011 as we will not respond. All notifications will be by email so please make sure you provide an accurate email address.

For scholarship updates visit 2011 scholarships portal

For scholarship updates visit 2011 scholarships portal