July 26, 2010

The Kate Jagoe-Davies Memorial Scholarship for African and non-African Students

Kate Jagoe-Davies Memorial Postgraduate Scholarship

Course(s) Offered: Ecological sustainability
Course Level: Graduate (honors, masters, PhD)
Provider: Family and friends of late Kate Jagoe-Davies
Country to study in: South Africa

Scholarship Description
The family and friends of the late Kate Jagoe-Davies have donated funding for the creation of ONE scholarship available for students who will register for full-time study for a post-graduate degree that relates to ecological sustainability at the University of Cape Town

Eligibility / Selection
Suitable candidates must have demonstrated a passion for their field of study. There is no restriction on nationality, race or gender.

Preference will be given to a South African student that is *disabled, and who has achieved a weighted average of at least 60% in the final year of the previous qualification.

Final selection of eligible candidates will be made by the university’s PSFC (Postgraduate Studies Funding Committee). The PSFC will take into consideration recommendations made by the Trustees.

Eligible groups
Any interested student may apply, there is no restriction on nationality, race or gender

Participating Institution(s)
University of Cape Town, Cape Town; South Africa

Fields of study
Any field or coursework relating to ecological sustainability

Number of awards
One (1) will be given

Sponsorship duration
The tenure of the award is strictly one year. A scholarship may be renewed if renewal is applicable to the degree concerned and subject to the fulfilment of all the conditions of award.

The renewal policy is as follows:
  • one year only for an Honours candidate (i.e. no renewal is applicable); 
  • one year with possibility of renewal for one further year for a masters candidate; or 
  • one year with the possibility of renewal for 2 further years for a doctoral candidate,
contingent on satisfactory academic progress and/or availability of funds.

Scholarship benefits
The value of the scholarship is R15,000 per year which must be used towards tuition, academic materials, housing and research project costs.

Method of Application Procedure
Applicants are required to:
  • write a letter of application outlining the intended study and how this links with the broader area of ecological sustainability, and how she/he intends to use the study in her/his career in the future; 
  • submit a CV of no longer than TWO A4 pages, including detail of previous work in ecological sustainability research and demonstration of a passion for the topic; 
  • attach a certified copy of all academic transcripts (University only); 
  • attach a certified copy of SA identity document or passport; 
  • attach one letter of reference from an ACADEMIC who has taught him/her during his/her time at university; 
  • provide a letter from the Course Convenor/Head of Department indicating that she/he is likely to be accepted by the relevant department for post-graduate study in 2011; and 
  • *provide a letter from her/his medical practitioner indicating the nature of the applicant’s disability.
Applications must be submitted to:

The Director,
Postgraduate Centre & Funding Office,
3rd level Otto Beit (Students Union) Building Upper Campus,
University of Cape Town

by no later than 15 November 2010

Conditions of Award:
The successful candidate will be required to:
  • provide a mid-year progress report, reflecting grades achieved for mid-year examinations as well as comment by the Course Convenor/Supervisor on progress of the research project;
  • provide a full report on the year’s study including final results and a copy of the research project (if applicable);
  • provide an account of expenditure of the scholarship; present the work and interim or final findings of the research project to the Kate Jagoe-Davies Memorial Scholarship Trustees;
  • repay all or part of the scholarship to the University of Cape Town should she/he withdraw from the course for which the scholarship has been awarded; deregister or fail to achieve the degree in the agreed time-frame; and
  • undertake to comply with the University’s approved policies, procedures and practices on postgraduate funding.
Application Deadline: 15 November, 2010
Open to International students: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application

Related: List of Scholarships for Study in Africa

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