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 Winfreywith the goal of providing educational and leadership opportunities for academically gifted girls from impoverished backgrounds.
Academic talent with leadership potential
South African Citizen or permanent residency
Total family household income of less than R8,000 per month
Currently in Grade 7, entering Grade 8 in 2016
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.