Allan Gray Orbis Foundation High School Scholarships 2018/2019 for young South Africans

Application Deadline: 20 September 2018.

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation offers high school Scholarships to learners who are in financial need, have a curious, entrepreneurial mindset and the potential to excel academically.

Scholarship recipients, known as Allan Gray Orbis Scholars, receive funding for high school in addition to access to support and programmes to develop their entrepreneurial talents. We aim to develop a community of young, entrepreneurially minded leaders so that our Scholars have the opportunity to go to university through the Fellowship Programme.

The Scholarship Programme focuses on the cultivation of an entrepreneurial mindset, personal mastery and academic excellence. We believe an entrepreneurial mindset will enable our Scholars to attain academic success and effective personal leadership.

This Scholarship is offered in three countries, however the models differ in each country.

South Africa – The Scholarship is available to learners entering high school. Learners in Grade 6 may apply.

Botswana / Swaziland – This Scholarship is available to Grade 12 learners who need a post-Matric to gain access to a South African University. Please apply through the Fellowship page.

Here is the full list of our partner placement schools:

Eastern Cape:

  • Clarendon High School for Girls
  • Selborne College High School
  • Collegiate Girls’ High School
  • Grey High School
  • St Andrew’s College (Grahamstown)
  • Diocesan School for Girls

Gauteng:

  • St Alban’s College
  • King Edward VII School
  • St Andrew’s School for Girls
  • St Mary’s School, Waverly
  • St Stithians College
  • Roedean School (SA)
  • Pretoria Boys High School

KwaZulu-Natal:

  • Michaelhouse
  • Epworth Independent High School
  • Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School
  • Maritzburg College

Western Cape:

  • Bishops Diocesan College
  • St Cyprian’s High School
  • Rustenburg Girls’ High School
  • Rondebosch Boys’ High School
  • Rhenish Girls’ High School

Scholarship Benefits:

The Scholarship programme provides access to quality high school education. We aim to establish passion in the selected Scholars and develop their potential to become self-starting, high-impact entrepreneurs.

The Scholarship covers the following:

  • Full tuition and boarding fees
  • A monthly allowance (pocket money)
  • A travel subsidy
  • Stationery and prescribed books
  • Toiletries, school uniforms and casual clothing
  • Support for extra-mural activities

The Criteria

For South Africa:

  • Applicant has to be a South African citizen
  • Applicant must be in Grade 6 this year (2018) to apply
  • A minimum of 70% in English and mathematics (Grade 5-6)
  • A minimum of 70% in Numeracy and Literacy in the Foundation’s Scholarship exam. (After the application process, we select eligible candidates and invite them to write the Scholarship exam. We then use the exam results with the primary school results to shortlist for interviews.)
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Demonstrate the following entrepreneurial characteristics:
    • Intellectual Imagination: enjoys being creative and innovative
    • Achievement Excellence: sets high standards for self
    • Courageous Commitment: must be courageous and determined, brave and persistent
    • Spirit of Significance: wants to impact others and make a difference
    • Personal Initiative: prepared to take action to address challenges

The Process

  • Complete and submit your application forms and all supporting documentation by 20 September 2018.
  • All applicants will receive an SMS to acknowledge receipt of their application within a month after the closing date.
  • Applicants will be shortlisted based on academic performance and financial need.
  • Successful candidates will be called within two months after the closing date and invited to write an exam. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified via sms.
  • Succesful candidates will be invited for interviews. One-on-one interviews take place between January and March 2019
  • Thereafter, successful candidates will be invited to for psychometric testing
  • If successful at the psychometric phase, the Foundation will recommend the candidates to the placement schools.
  • Recommended candidates will be invited to the placement schools for interviews.
  • Candidates whose recommendations are approved by the placement schools will be awarded the Scholarship.
  • Once the Scholarship is awarded, the Foundation, placement school and the Scholar’s custodian sign a Memorandum of Agreement.
  • All successful candidates will know which school they will be attending the following year by August 2019.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation high school Scholarships

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