Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship Programme 2020 for young South Africans (Grade 12 Students)

Application Deadline:  17 April 2020.

The aim of the Fellowship Programme is to develop Southern Africa’s future, high-impact responsible entrepreneurs.

This programme is intended to help university students prepare for life as a high-impact, responsible entrepreneur. Applicants must be in Grade 12 or 1st year university and have a 70% overall academic average. Once applicants are successful, they are onboarded as a Candidate Allan Gray Fellow.

In addition to financial and academic support, each candidate is allocated a Personal Development Officer, helping them get to grips with the transition into a new environment; an Entrepreneurial Leadership Officer, who probes them to flex their entrepreneurial muscles; as well as an industry mentor, who deepens their understanding of entrepreneurial traits and concepts in the working world.

Further, their entrepreneurial mindset development curriculum is disseminated via the AGOF Online Campus. The Fellowship Programme focuses on cultivating entrepreneurship in Candidate Fellows by ensuring that by the end of the Fellowship programme they: Desire to create value through responsible entrepreneurship, see entrepreneurship as a viable career path, are able to take an idea and develop it into a viable opportunity, understand the value proposition of the Foundation and E2, as well as value the culture of community and collaboration.

Level 6 average for your final Grade 11 results (excluding Life Orientation)
Completion of the National Benchmark Test by 30 September 2020
Applicants must be under the age of 21 in the year of their application
The application closing date is 17 April 2020
South African Citizenship
Intention to study towards a Commerce, Science, Engineering, Law, Humanities, Arts & Health Science (Excluding Medicine, Veterinary Science and Dentistry) degree at the WITS, UJ, UCT, NMU, RU, UWC, SU, UP, UFS and UKZN.
Submit your application form and supporting documentation online
Successful candidates will be invited for an interview
Successful candidates will then be invited to a Selection Camp

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship Programme 2020


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