The Scholars’ Scholar Campaign

Be the legacy! Support the next generation of scholars.

The Scholars’ Scholar Award, launched in 2011, is a unique Canon Collins Scholarship funded through the efforts of alumni. Alumni wanting to acknowledge the opportunity they have had to study can contribute to the campaign, making it possible for another to travel the same road.

This award is the Canon Collins Trust’s most prestigious scholarship and is worth R100 000. The recipient, who is selected by alumni, is an exceptional person: someone who embodies, and can meaningfully contribute to, the Trust’s vision of an open and just society.

 

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The Scholars’ Scholar Campaign

Canon Collins alumna and Scholars’ Scholar campaign donor Orefile Malope meets Scholars’ Scholars Anele Siswana (2013) and Pedzisai Maedza (2014)

"Donating offers me the opportunity to give someone else the chance to live their dreams. In doing so, my own dreams continue to grow long after my own scholarship experience has come and gone."

Orefile Malope, Canon Collins Alumna and Scholars’ Scholar Campaign donor

 

Meet the Scholars' Scholars

Kolosa Ntombini
South Africa
MSc Environmental and Geographical Sciences
University of Cape Town
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Kolosa Ntombini

Kolosa is a BSc (Honours) candidate in Environmental and Geographical Sciences at the University of Cape Town. As an aspiring academic, she finds great joy in tutoring as it is an avenue to impact students of colour. Having grown up in rural Eastern Cape, she has a profound respect for the environment, and wishes to interrogate elitist practices in nature conservation.

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Phila Msimang
Examining the evolution of racial theories
South Africa
MA Philosophy
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Sol Plaatje Scholarships
Phila Msimang

Phila's interests include race and cognitive science. He is currently working on the intersection between racial theories, scientific knowledge, and society. His Master's dissertation, "is racial population naturalism really about race?", explores naturalistic and biological theories of race and is an assessment of where contemporary biological racial realism goes wrong. His dissertation makes up part of his larger project that investigates the connections between racial theory and social action.

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Advocating for Constitutional change for the benefit of all Zimbabweans
Zimbabwe
University of Cape Town
2013-2017
Pedzisai Maedza
Exploring embodied memory through performance and research
Zimbabwe
PhD Dramatic Arts
University of Cape Town
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Pedzisai Maedza

Pedzisai is an academic, performance maker and the 2014 Canon Collins Scholars’ Scholar. He holds an MA in Drama from Great Zimbabwe University and a BA in Theatre Arts from the University of Zimbabwe. Both degrees were awarded with distinction. His PhD research explores how embodied memory, conveyed in gestures, spoken words, movement, dance and other performance, offers alternative perspectives on memory and commemoration of violent atrocities in Africa.

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Clinical Psychologist and emerging academic
South Africa
Rhodes University
2013-2014