The Scholars’ Scholar Campaign


The Scholars’ Scholar Campaign

"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 Alumnus and Scholars’ Scholar Campaign donor (pictured with Scholars’ Scholars Pedzisai Maedza and Anele Siswana)

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.

Make a difference! Be part of growing the next generation of scholars!


Meet the Scholars’ Scholars

Scholars’ Scholar 2013

Anele Siswana, MA Clinical Psychology, Rhodes University, 2013-2014

Anele sees mental health services as a way to empower individuals and restore human dignity. He aims to practice in the public sector in Eastern Cape.

Scholars’ Scholar 2014

Pedzisai Maedza, PhD Theatre Studies, UCT, 2014-2016

Pedzisai's PhD explores how memory and performance can offer alternative perspectives on the commemoration of violent atrocities in southern Africa.

Scholars’ Scholar 2015

Cerene Ratlihal, PhD Mathematics, UKZN, 2015-2017

Cerene aims to pursue a career in academia as a professor of mathematics. She also runs a free maths education programme in secondary schools.

Scholars’ Scholar 2016

Justice Mavedzenge, Phd in Constitutional Law, UCT, 2016-2017

Justice’s work is driven by his passion for achieving social justice in southern Africa. His PhD thesis examines constitutional mechansims which can be used as an alternative to enforce the right to adequate housing in Zimbabwe.