Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship Programme 2018/2019  for young Southern Africans ( Fully Funded)    

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship Programme 2018/2019  for young Southern Africans ( Fully Funded)

  

DEADLINE 11 May 2018 

 

ABOUT ALLAN GRAY FORBES FOUNDATION

We believe entrepreneurship is the best way to ensure long-term equality and prosperity in Southern Africa and the world. We are looking for people who want to make a big impact – not just in their lives, but also in their community, city and country.

The Foundation’s Fellowship programme gives you the best opportunity to build the life you want for yourself, your family and your community by supporting your lifelong journey to create a business or many businesses that matter. Fellowship recipients, known as Candidate Allan Gray Fellows, receive funding for university in addition to access to support and development to cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset. Personal leadership and academic excellence also forms a core part of the Fellowship Programme.

WHO CAN APPLY

 

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

 

HOW TO APPLY

Do you want to see big changes in the world? Are you a natural-born leader – one who sees problems as opportunities and opportunities as challenges to solve?

If you want to make a difference and think you have what it takes, apply to join our Fellowship programme and become part of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation’s growing community of current and future entrepreneurs.

Applicants from South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland can apply during their Grade 12 school year or during their first and second year of university. We’re looking for candidates that have a track record of leadership or being entrepreneurially-minded and reflect the values core to our Foundation:

  • Achievement Excellence: The ongoing pursuit of excellence with a tangible and specific focus on setting goals. A motivation to make a difference and leave a mark
  • Intellectual Imagination: An enquiring an active mind 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 challenges
  • 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

 

WHAT THE FELLOWSHIP COVERS

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

Our partner universities:

Eastern Cape:

Free State:

Gauteng:

Western Cape:

For more information visit Allan Gray Forbes Foundation

 

 

 

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