Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship Programme

Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship Programme for Southern African Students 2018/2019

 

Each year The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation offers Allan Gray Fellowship to South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland Grade 12, 1st  and 2nd Year University students to develop future high impact responsible entrepreneurs.

Application Deadline: Varies by level (see eligibility below)

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Citizens of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland Application for other countries are set.

Field of Study: All areas of studies is accepted

About Fellowship: The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation offers the exceptional Allan Gray Fellowship to Southern Africa’s pioneering bright young students. This initiative aims to develop students, known as Allan Gray Candidate Fellows, into Southern Africa’s future high impact responsible entrepreneurs.

Every year, the Foundation selects the best and most ambitious Grade 12, first year and second year university students from Southern Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland to join its vibrant community of Allan Gray Candidate Fellows.

The Fellowship includes comprehensive tertiary education financial support alongside exposure to thought leaders, mentorship and entrepreneurial mindset development. Access to postgraduate funding is available to those who have excelled in their tertiary studies and the Fellowship Programme.

Type: Undergraduate, Entrepreneurship

To be taken at (country): The Allan Gray Fellowship is available to 1st year students at

  • University of the Witwatersrand (WITS),
  • University of Johannesburg (UJ),
  • University of Pretoria (UP),
  • University of Cape Town (UCT),
  • Stellenbosch University (SU),
  • University of the Western Cape (UWC),
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU)
  • Rhodes University (RU).
  • University of the Free State (UFS)
  • TSIBA (2nd year intake)

Eligibility:

GRADE 12

  • Level 5 in Pure Mathematics for Grade 11 final results
  • Level 6 average for your final Grade 11 results (excluding Life Orientation)
  • Completion of the National Benchmark Test by 30 September 2018
  • Applicants must be under the age of 21 in the year of their application
  • The application closing date is 11 May 2018
  • South African Citizenship
    Intention to study a degree in Commerce, Science (excluding Medicine), Engineering, Law or Humanities (majoring in Politics, Philosophy or Economics) at WITS, UJ, UCT, NMU,UFS, Rhodes, UWC, Stellenbosch or UP.

1ST YEAR UNIVERSITY

  • Minimum average of 65% for your 2018 mid-year (June) exam results
  • Studying towards a degree in Commerce, Science (excluding Medicine), Humanities (majoring in Politics, Philosophy or Economics), Engineering or Law
  • Studying at one of the following universities: WITS, UJ, UCT, NMU, Rhodes, UWC, Stellenbosch, UFS or UP
  • Applicants must be under the age of 22 in the year of their application
  • South African Citizenship
  • The application closing date is 17 August 2018

2ND YEAR UNIVERSITY

  • Minimum average of 65% for your 2017 year-end exam and 65% in 2018 mid-year exam
  • Studying towards a degree in Commerce, Science (excluding Medicine), Humanities (majoring in Politics, Philosophy or Economics), Engineering or Law
  • Studying at one of the following universities: WITS, UJ, UCT, NMU, Rhodes, UWC, Stellenbosch, UFS or UP
  • Applicants must be under the age of 23 in the year of their application
  • South African Citizenship
  • The application closing date is 17 August 2018

Selection Criteria: Fellowship Applicants need to be able to show a track record of leadership or being entrepreneurially minded. The Foundation’s framework to measure this as follows:

  • Achievement Excellence:The ongoing pursuit of excellence with tangible and specific focus on setting goals. A motivation to make a difference and leave a mark.
  • Intellectual Imagination:Demonstrated by an established record of intellectual achievement; an ability to see the unseen, challenge the status quo and suggest that things could be done differently.
  • Courageous Commitment:The courage and dedication to continue, realising that applying consistent commitment has a way of overcoming.
  • Spirit of Significance:A weight of personality that comes from living a life personified by passion and integrity.
  • Personal Initiative:A person who makes things happen and celebrates the satisfaction of bringing new things into being. Independent, proactive and self-starting

Number of Awards: The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation awards up to one hundred Fellowships every year.

Value of Award: The Fellowship provides access to quality tertiary education opportunities as part of our belief, which has been supported by research, that there is an increased possibility of success when entrepreneurs have a concrete foundation in their education.

The Fellowship covers the following:

  • Full cost of university tuition
  • Full cost of university accommodation plus meals, books and tutor allowances
  • A monthly living stipend
  • Academic support and access to an entrepreneurial and personal development programme
  • Mentorship, both from individually assigned Foundation-employed staff, as well as business mentors
  • Access to potential postgraduate funding for graduated Candidate Fellows
  • No postgraduate contractual obligation

How to Apply: Apply Here

Visit Program Webpage for Details

Scholarship Provider: The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

 

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