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Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Scholarships 2017: Download Application Form


Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship Applications have officially opened for 2017.

If you are a game-changing problem solver and see your future self as a responsible high-impact entrepreneur, apply for the ultimate in entrepreneurial development programmes. Not only will it set you up for your future, but provide you with a full academic fellowship for your tertiary education.

Take the first step in Shaping your Future! Apply for the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship opportunity. The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation offers academic fellowships to students who hold the promise of being future responsible high-impact entrepreneurs. It is the most comprehensive and stimulating university fellowship opportunity in Southern Africa.

Requirements for Grade 12 Students (Deadline is 12 May 2017)

  • Citizens of South Africa
  • Belief in the future of your country
  • An ambassador of the Foundation’s intended profile (refer to General Selection Criteria above)
  • Intention to study for a degree in Commerce, Science (excluding Medicine), Engineering, Law or Humanities (majoring in Politics, Philosophy, or Economics) degree at WITS, UJ, UCT, NMMU, Rhodes, UWC, Stellenbosch or UP
  • Level 5 in Pure Mathematics for Grade 11 results
  • Level 6 average for Grade 11 results (excluding Life Orientation)
  • Completion of the National Benchmark Test by 30 September 2017
  • You cannot be older than 21 years of age in the year of your application

Requirements for 1st Year University Students (Deadline is 17 August 2017)

  • Citizens of South Africa
  • Belief in the future of your country
  • An ambassador of the Foundation’s intended profile (see General Selection Criteria above)
  • Studying towards a degree in Commerce, Science (excluding Medicine), Humanities (majoring Politics, Philosophy or Economics),  Engineering or Law
  • Studying at the following universities WITS, UJ, UCT,NMMU, Rhodes, UWC, Stellenbosch, TSiBA, UFS or UP
  • Minimum average of 65% for your 2016 mid-year (June) exam results
  • You cannot be older than 22 years of age in the year of your application

What does it cover?

  • Full cost of university tuition
  • Full cost of university accommodation plus meal, book 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 post graduate funding
  • No postgraduate contractual obligations

With the Foundation’s firm belief that a solid education is the starting point for any entrepreneurial journey, the Fellowship opportunity provides Candidate Fellows access to a community of likeminded individuals, exposure to thought leaders, mentorship, entrepreneurial mind-set development and full university funding.

How to apply

Click here to download the application form

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