Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship Programme 2019/2020

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 Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship Programme 2019/2020 Description

Each year The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation offers Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship Programme 2019/2020 to South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland Grade 12, 1st and 2nd Year University students to develop future high impact responsible entrepreneurs.

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.

 Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship Programme 2019/2020

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.

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

Host Country: South Africa

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)

Scholarship Type: Undergraduate, Entrepreneurship

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

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

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 2019
  • Applicants must be under the age of 21 in the year of their application
  • The application closing date is 15 March 2019
  • South African Citizenship
  • Intention to study towards a Commerce, Science, Engineering, Law, Humanities or Health Science(Excluding Medicine, Veterinary Science and Dentistry) degree at the WITS, UJ, UCT, NMU, RU, UWC, SU, UP, UFC, UKZN and TSIBA.

1ST YEAR UNIVERSITY

  • Minimum average of 65% for your 2019 mid-year (June) exam results
  • Intention to study towards a Commerce, Science, Engineering, Law, Humanities or Health Science(Excluding Medicine, Veterinary Science and Dentistry) degree at the WITS, UJ, UCT, NMU, RU, UWC, SU, UP, UFC, UKZN and TSIBA.
  • Applicants must be under the age of 22 in the year of their application
  • South African Citizenship
  • The application closing date is 2 August 2019

2ND YEAR UNIVERSITY

  • Minimum average of 65% for your 2018 year-end exam and 65% in 2019 mid-year exam
  • Intention to study towards a Commerce, Science, Engineering, Law, Humanities or Health Science(Excluding Medicine, Veterinary Science and Dentistry) degree at the WITS, UJ, UCT, NMU, RU, UWC, SU, UP, UFC, UKZN and TSIBA.
  • Applicants must be under the age of 23 in the year of their application
  • South African Citizenship
  • The application closing date is 2 August 2019

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Courageous Commitment:The courage and dedication to continue, realising that applying consistent commitment has a way of overcoming.
  4. 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

Application Procedure

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