2015 Allan Gray Foundation Fellowship Program for South Africans (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: 31 August 2015 by 12h00

University Fellowships to develop Southern Africa’s future responsible entrepreneurs

The 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 and first year university students from Southern Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland to join its vibrant community of Allan Gray Candidate Fellows.

  • Indication of entrepreneurial flair and passion
  • Citizenship of South Africa
  • Belief in the future of the country
  • Ambassador of the Foundation’s intended profile, namely demonstrating:Spirit of Significance, Intellectual Imagination, Achievement Excellence,Personal Initiative and Courageous Commitment Studying for a Commerce, Science (excluding Medicine), Engineering, Law or Humanities (majoring in Politics, Philosophy OR Economics) degree at the University of Witwatersrand, University of Johannesburg, University of Cape Town, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University,Rhodes University, University of the Western Cape, Stellenbosch University, University of the Free State, University of Pretoria or TSiBA
  • Minimum of 65% Average in 2015 mid-year exam results
  • Certified copies of Academic/extra-curricular awards/recognition must be provided
  • Candidates must not be older than
  • 22 years of age in 2015


  • The Allan Gray Fellowship consists of an Entrepreneurial and Personal Development Programme, as part of a full undergraduate university scholarship. The Fellowship Programme runs throughout the year, alongside tertiary studies and includes seminars, guest speakers, experiential learning activities and project based deliverables.
  • The Fellowship also includes Mentoring both from individually assigned Foundation employed staff and a Mentor with specific industry experience, that will assist the Candidate Fellow in their development.
  • The Candidate Fellow’s university studies are covered by a full undergraduate scholarship that includes tuition, university residence and a book allowance as well as a monthly stipend.

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 motivation 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, realising 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

How to Submit

Post to:

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
Freepost no: CB 11349
Kloof Street, 8008
Hand Deliver to:
46 Hof Street, Oranjezicht, Cape Town
8th Floor, Forum Building, 2 Maude Street,
Sandton, Johannesburg

Application Process:

Visit the Application Procedure Page

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Allan Gray Fellowship Program for South Africans 



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