The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls provides students in Grades 8 through 12 with an opportunity to develop their full intellectual, social and leadership potential. To be eligible, girls must be South African, demonstrate academic and leadership potential, and come from a disadvantaged background.
The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls – South Africa is a female boarding school founded in January 2007 and located in Johannesburg, South Africa. The academy was founded by Oprah Winfrey with the goal of providing educational and leadership opportunities for academically gifted girls from impoverished backgrounds.
Application CriteriaStudents must meet the following:
Be are academically talented and have leadership potential
Be a South African citizen or permanent resident
Family’s total income is less than R8,000 per month
Be currently in Grade 7, entering Grade 8 in 2015
Be currently in Grade 9, entering Grade 10 in 2015
Selected applicants will be invited to write entrance tests, which will be held at a number of different venues throughout South Africa.Further selection and more extensive testing of academic and leadership potential will follow this first round. Final selection camps lasting 2 or 3 days will be held at the Academy later in the year.
Applications open on the 13th January 2014 and close on the 14th February 2014.