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20 July 2023
Apply now: Babette Taute Honours Scholarship
The late Babette Taute left the major part of her estate to establish a bursary trust for students of English at South African universities.

Applicants must be South African citizens or have Permanent Resident status in South Africa. A number of Honours scholarships of R75 000 each will be available for full time students in a one-year Honours programme. Students of any branch of English language and literature study, including applied language studies, are eligible for the scholarships. Awards are made on merit, broadly interpreted. A fine academic record is a requirement for an award. However, the trustees are also interested in other indices of merit. These might include leadership in cultural or social areas, quality of writing and publications, and excellence as a teacher of English or a translator.

Babette Taute Scholarship holders may accept other awards, provided that the total value of awards held does not exceed R120 000. The Babette Taute Scholarship may be reduced in value to bring it in line with this requirement.

Application forms are obtainable from the Department of English, the Financial Aid Office at this university, or from The Babette Taute Trust, C/O Ms Naaznien Parker at and Helene Schneider at

The closing date for receipt of applications by the Trustees is 17 November 2023
Applicants will be informed of the outcome of the selection process early in January 2024.
All correspondence should carry the subject line: “Babette Taute 2024 Application/Query: (Surname of Author)

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