Allan Gray Orbis Foundation offers the exceptional Allan Gray Fellowship to Southern Africa’s pioneering bright young students. It aims to develop students, known as Allan Gray Candidate Fellows, into Southern Africa’s future high impact entrepreneurial leaders. Every year, the Foundation selects the best and most ambitious Grade 12 and first year university students from Southern Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland to join its vibrant community of Allan Gray Candidate Fellows.

The Fellowship includes comprehensive 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 Fellows Programme.

Interested candidates can apply for the Fellowship opportunity during their Grade 12 school year or during their first year of university.

Fellowship Application: 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 otivation 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, realizing 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.

Apart from being a leader or entrepreneurially minded, there are a couple of mandatory academic requirements that applicants need to fulfill:

Mandatory requirements: South Africa Grade 12

  • Citizenship of South Africa
  • Belief in the future of your country
  • An ambassador of the Foundation’s intended profile, namely demonstrating Intellectual Imagination, Personal Initiative, Spirit of Significance, Courageous
  • Commitment and Achievement Excellence
  • Intention to study for a Commerce, Science (excluding Medicine), Engineering, Law or Humanities (majoring in Politics, Philosophy, or Economics) degree at WITS, UJ, UCT, NMMU, Rhodes or UP
  • Minimum C (level 5) in Pure Mathematics for Grade 11 results
  • Minimum B (Level 6) average for Grade 11 results (excluding Life Orientation)
  • Complete the National Benchmarking Test by 30 July 2013
  • Candidates must not be older than 21 years of age in 2013.

How to apply – South Africa Grade 12:

Application process:

Click on the link to Download and complete an application form. You can also SMS “Gr12 and your Fax Nr. or email address” to 36777 to have an application form faxed or emailed to you.

Submit a hard copy of your application form before or on the closing date to:

46 Hof Street
Oranjezicht
Cape Town
Or to:

8th Floor
Forum Building
Maude Street
Sandton.

Alternatively post it to:

Allan Gray Orbis Free Post License No. CB11349
Kloof Street
8008.

Application deadline for South Africa is 30 April 2013.

If you are in Grade 12, write the National Benchmarking Test by 30 July 2013.

Mandatory Requirements: 1st Year University

  • An indication of entrepreneurial flair and passion
  • Belief in the future of your country
  • An ambassador of the Foundation’s intended profile, namely demonstrating: Intellectual Imagination, Personal Initiative, Spirit of Significance, Courageous
  • Commitment and Achievement Excellence
  • Minimum of a 65% average for your mid-year exam results (June)
  • Citizenship of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana or Swaziland
  • Studying for a Commerce, Science (excluding Medicine), Humanities (majoring Politics, Philosophy or Economics) or Engineering degree
  • Studying at the following universities WITS, UJ, UCT, NMMU, Rhodes, UWC, Stellenbosch, TSIBA or UP
  • Applicant not older than 22 in 2013.

How to apply – 1st Year University:

Application Process

Download and complete an application form.

You can also SMS “1st Year and your Fax Nr. or email address” to 36777 to have an application form faxed or emailed to you.

Submit a hard copy of your application form before or on the closing date to:

46 Hof Street
Oranjezicht
Cape Town
Or to:

8th Floor
Forum Building
Maude Street
Sandton.

Alternatively post it to:

Allan Gray Orbis Free Post License No. CB11349
Kloof Street
8008.

Application deadline for South Africa is 30 April 2013.

For more information about the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation and what they offer, click here.




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