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Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship Bursary

Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship: Bursary 2021

Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship: Bursary 2021

Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship Bursary

Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship: Bursary 2021

About The Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship:

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation was founded by Allan Gray in 2005 out of his dream to create a sustainable contribution to the country, by helping students who are the future entrepreneurs of Southern Africa.

The Foundation receives its funding from the donation of Allan Gray Limited’s taxed profits. The Foundation currently operates in 4 countries across Africa, namely South Africa; Namibia; Swaziland and Botswana.

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship programme aims to provide funding for students to study at university level, as well as providing support and development for those who demonstrate an entrepreneurial mindset.

About The Allan Gray Bursary:

The Fellowship Programme aims to help students by cultivating entrepreneurship in Fellows, and ensuring that the Programme results in learners seeking to create entrepreneurship opportunities. Successful candidates will be boarded as Candidate Allan Gray Fellows. The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation award up to 100 fellowships every year, to deserving students within the following fields:

Matric students – Degree studies in:

  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Commerce
  • Humanities
  • Arts
  • Science (excluding Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science)

1st and 2nd year students:

  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Commerce
  • Science
  • Humanities
  • Arts
  • Health Science (excluding Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science)

The following study related expenses are covered by the fellowship award: tuition fees, prescribed books, accommodation at university residence, meals, monthly living stipend, tutor allowance. Students also receive academic support, mentorship and access to a personal development and entrepreneurial programme.

The selection process will include the following steps and dates:
  • Matric students:
    Step 1: applications must be submitted by 30 April 2021 at 17:00.
    Step 2: shortlisted applicants will be contacted and invited to attend an interview in July 2021.
    Step 3: shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a Selection Camp October 2021.
    – All applicants will receive feedback after every step of the selection process, to keep them updated on the status of their application.
  • 1st and 2nd year students:
    To be confirmed.

Requirements:

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

Matric students:

  • South African citizen
  • Under 21 years old in 2021
  • Currently in Matric
  • Achieved a minimum result of 60% for Mathematics OR a minimum of 80% for Mathematical Literacy in Grade 11 final results
  • Achieved a minimum overall average of 70% for Grade 11 final results (excluding Life Orientation)
  • Intend on studying towards a degree qualification within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Intend on studying at one of the following partner universities: University of Johannesburg/ University of the Witwatersrand/ University of Pretoria/ University of Cape Town/ University of the Western Cape/ Stellenbosch University/ Rhodes University/ Nelson Mandela University/ University of KwaZulu-Natal/ University of the Free State
  • Believe in the future of South Africa
  • Strong entrepreneurial flair and passion

1st and 2nd year students:

  • South African citizen
  • Under 22 years old in 2020
  • Studying towards a degree qualification within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Currently in your 1st or 2nd year of study
  • Achieved a minimum overall average of 65% in your June 2020 exams
  • Studying at one of the following partner universities: University of Johannesburg/ University of the Witwatersrand/ University of Pretoria/ University of Cape Town/ University of the Western Cape/ Stellenbosch University/ Rhodes University/ Nelson Mandela University/ University of KwaZulu-Natal/ University of the Free State
  • Believe in the future of South Africa
  • Strong entrepreneurial flair and passion

Over and above the requirements, students who have done the following will be a preferred candidate:

  • Leadership role at school or university (including being a prefect/ sports team captain/ member of the SRC)
  • Formal awards at school or university (including Academic/ Cultural/ Service awards)
  • Participation in any sporting or cultural activities at school, university or outside this environment
  • Started an activity or project that has left a positive impact in your school, university, community or environment
  • An occasion where you have achieved success despite difficulty
  • Demonstration of tenacity, perseverance and goal-oriented behaviour
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to change
  • Ability to manage your emotions, as well as be aware of the emotions of people around you and react appropriately

Closing Date:

  • Matric students: 30 April 2021 (at 17:00)
  • 1st and 2nd year students: currently closed.

How To Apply:

Applications must be done in one of the following ways:
1) Click Here To Apply online (You will be required to Register an Account before you can Login and apply)

 OR

2) Download and complete the Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship Application Form (Matric students) (.pdf)

Hard copy applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
Post:
Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
Freepost no: CB 11349
Kloof Street
Cape Town
8008

Hand delivery:
46 Hof Street
Oranjezicht
Cape Town

Hand delivery:
1st Floor
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
1 Protea Place
Cnr of Fredman Drive and Protea Place
Sandton
Johannesburg

(Please note that faxed and emailed applications will NOT be accepted).

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