Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship programme 2018/2019 for young students from Southern Africa (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: 17th August 2018

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation’s Fellowship programme gives you the best opportunity to build the life you want for yourself, your family and your community by supporting your lifelong journey to create a business or many businesses that matter.

Fellowship recipients, known as Candidate Allan Gray Fellows, receive funding for university in addition to access to support and development to cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset. Personal leadership and academic excellence also forms a core part of the Fellowship Programme.

Benefits:

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

Criteria:

1st Year University

  • Minimum average of 65% for your 2018 mid-year (June) exam results
  • Studying towards a degree in Commerce, Science (excluding Medicine), Humanities (majoring in Politics, Philosophy or Economics), Engineering or Law
  • Studying at one of the following universities: WITS, UJ, UCT, NMU, Rhodes, UWC, Stellenbosch, UFS or UP
  • Applicants must be under the age of 22 in the year of their application
  • South African Citizenship
  • The application closing date is 17 August 2018

2nd Year University

  • Minimum average of 65% for your 2017 year-end exam and 65% in 2018 mid-year exam
  • Studying towards a degree in Commerce, Science (excluding Medicine), Humanities (majoring in Politics, Philosophy or Economics), Engineering or Law
  • Studying at one of the following universities: WITS, UJ, UCT, NMU, Rhodes, UWC, Stellenbosch, UFS or UP
  • Applicants must be under the age of 23 in the year of their application
  • South African Citizenship
  • The application closing date is 17 August 2018

Namibia

(Grade 12)

  • Minimum C in Mathematics and English for Grade 11 November and Grade 12 April results
  • Completion of the National Benchmark Test by 30 September 2018
  • Applicants must be under the age of 21 in the year of their application
  • The application closing date is 27 July 2018
  • Namibian Citizenship
  • Intention to study a degree in Commerce, Science (excluding Medicine), Engineering, Law or Humanities (majoring in Politics, Philosophy or Economics) at WITS, UJ, UCT, NMU, Rhodes, UWC, Stellenbosch, UFS or UP

Botswana

(A/S, A LEVELS, GRADE 12 IEB & I/B LEARNERS)

  • Minimum C in Mathematics
  • Completion of the National Benchmark Test by 30 September 2018
  • Applicants must be under the age of 21 in the year of their application
  • The application closing date is 27 July 2018
  • Botswana Citizenship
  • Intention to study a degree in Commerce, Science (excluding Medicine), Engineering, Law or Humanities (majoring in Politics, Philosophy or Economics) at WITS, UJ, UCT, NMU, Rhodes, UWC, Stellenbosch, UFS or UP

Swaziland

(A/S, A LEVELS, GRADE 12 IEB & I/B LEARNERS)

  • Minimum C in Mathematics
  • Completion of the National Benchmark Test by 30 September 2018
  • Applicants must be under the age of 21 in the year of their application
  • The application closing date is 24 August 2018
  • Swaziland Citizenship
  • Intention to study a degree in Commerce, Science (excluding Medicine), Engineering, Law or Humanities (majoring in Politics, Philosophy or Economics) at WITS, UJ, UCT, NMU, Rhodes, UWC, Stellenbosch, UFS or UP

How to Apply:

Do you want to see big changes in the world? Are you a natural-born leader – one who sees problems as opportunities and opportunities as challenges to solve?

If you want to make a difference and think you have what it takes, apply to join our Fellowship programme and become part of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation’s growing community of current and future entrepreneurs.

Applicants from South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland can apply during their Grade 12 school year or during their first and second year of university. We’re looking for candidates that have a track record of leadership or being entrepreneurially-minded and reflect the values core to our Foundation:

  • Achievement Excellence: The ongoing pursuit of excellence with a tangible and specific focus on setting goals. A motivation to make a difference and leave a mark
  • Intellectual Imagination: An enquiring an active mind 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 challenges
  • 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

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation’s Fellowship programme 

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