Application for the David & Elaine Potter Fellowships in South Africa – 2019/2020 Entry is now open by the David and Elaine Potter Foundation at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
This opportunity is available for South African applicants in order to complete master’s and doctorate studies to contribute to civil society at the University of Cape Town.
The opportunity will cover the R140, 000 value of the doctoral course and R95, 000 (1st year) and R100, 000 (second year) of masters studies.
Founded in 1999, the David and Elaine Potter Foundation provide grants that contribute to economic development and well-being in a plural, rational and tolerant society. It is a charitable grant-giving foundation to encourage a stronger and fairer society.
The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.
DAVID & ELAINE POTTER FELLOWSHIPS ELIGIBILITY
Scholars are selected on the following criteria:
- All interested applicants from South Africa are eligible.
- Participants can pursue their Master’s and Doctoral studies at the University of Cape Town.
- Applicants who are excited by the prospect of helping to lead South Africa into an ever more successful future are invited to apply for this program.
- A candidate must be intended to contribute to civil society in South Africa, by leveraging their educational advantage in any discipline.
- Candidates with a final Honors degree mark of 65% and above are eligible to apply.
DAVID & ELAINE POTTER FELLOWSHIPS APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
- Participants are suggested to take part in a masters or doctoral degree program at the university and then complete the application form for the fellowship and send it through email to [email protected].
Application must include:
- A short covering letter providing an overview of the information prepared for consideration, full curriculum vitae, certified copies of all transcripts, an email an HD digital photograph of head and shoulders, letters of reference from two academics who have taught and or supervised the participant. Also attached, a proof ·will be accepted by the relevant academic department at UCT for the 2020 academic year; an essay of no more than 2500 words on their intended role in civil society.
- Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before September 30, 2019 will be considered.
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