The late Babette Taute left the major part of her estate to establish a bursary trust for students of English at South African universities who are South African citizens or permanent residents.
The trustees have decided to award five Honours scholarships for full time study in the 2016 academic year. Each scholarship will be worth R55000. Students of any branch of English language and literature study, including applied language studies, are eligible, but studies related directly to English must constitute at least 50% of the full Honours programme. This makes provision for combined
Scholarships are awarded on merit, broadly interpreted. A fine academic record is a requirement for an award. The committee will have a transcript of this candidate's record available to it, but would value your interpretation of his/her intellectual quality and achievements. The committee is also interested in your comments on other
indices of the candidate's merit. These might include leadership in cultural or social areas, quality of publications, and excellence as a teacher of English or a translator.