The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Is Offering Scholarships, and Fellowships As Parts of Its Bursary Programme On 2018 For Potentially Successful Young South African Enterpreneurs
Constantly seeking inspiring individuals who are keen to learn and develop themselves are among the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation (or called “Allan Gray” in short)’s agenda, as this non-profit organisation prized itself to reward higher-impacting young entrepreneurs since a long time ago. Generally, Allan Gray focuses on three critical aspects, which are to cultivate entrepreneurial mindset for its entire bursary recipients, develop entrepreneurial skills for its Fellows, and be relevant to the South African context, a country in which it operates.
Until now, Allan Gray’s total of disbursed endowment reached R1 billion to its entire bursary recipients who aim to be successful entrepreneurs like Allan Gray, the man behind this foundation. Those aims of Allan Gray makes this foundation that was built in 2005 become a suitable bursary giver for every South African person who aspires to create positive impacts as socially responsible entrepreneurs for the wellness of South Africa.
Allan Gray’s Bursary Programme’s Schemes and Requirements
In general, Allan Gray’s bursary covers the recipients’ tuition and boarding fees in full as well as gives them free books, toiletries, school uniforms, and civilian clothing. The Allan Gray’s bursary recipients will also receive some travel subsidies and several amounts of monthly stipends aside from opportunities for getting supports in extra-mural activities.
As a part of Allan Gray’s bursary scheme, there are two programme streams that applicants can choose as long as they meet the requirements. Those two programme schemes are scholarships and fellowships. Overall, the scholarships are high school scholarships for academically excellent youngsters, while the fellowships are for those who want to study in one of South Africa’s recognised universities.
The scholarship scheme in Allan Gray’s bursary programme will provide a fast-track journey to be Allan Gray’s Candidate Fellows in its fellowship scheme once those Allan Gray Scholars are ready to enter the university. In this scholarship scheme, scholars are expected to demonstrate Allan Gray’s 6 most important entrepreneurial values, which are Intellectual Imagination, Achievement Excellence, Courageous Commitment, Spirit of Significance, and Personal Initiative.
Other than demonstrating those 6 values, applicants for Allan Gray’s High School Scholarship should meet these following criteria:
- Be South African people who are able to demonstrate their financial needs.
- Complete Grade 6 qualification from the last 3 years, with minimum average scores of 70& in Mathematics, English, Literacy, and Numeracy according to the Annual National Assessments (ANA).
- Intend to study at one of Allan Gray’s high school partners.
- Have at least one valid cell phone number to receive SMS notifications of the scholarship’s application status.
On the other hand, the fellowship scheme is mainly aimed at those future university students who have huge energies and willingness to contribute to improving South African people’s communities, cities, and countries as responsible entrepreneurs. The requirements to be eligible for this Allan Gray’s fellowship schemes are noted below as follows:
- Be South African people who are younger than 21 years old at times of the application.
- Believe South Africa’s future can be bright and the country can achieve better results.
- Ready to be ambassadors to Allan Gray’s 6 important entrepreneurship pillars that are same as the High School scholarship ones.
- Obtain Level 5 in Pure Mathematics subjects and Level 6 average for the rest of their Grade 11 transcripts, except for the Life Orientation subject.
- Intend to study in either one of WITS, UJ, UCT, NMMU, Rhodes, UWC, Stellenbosch or UP in these following approved field of studies with degrees:
- Sciences (except for Medicines).
- Humanities (with majors in either one of Politics, Philosophy, or Economics).
How to Apply for Allan Gray’s Bursaries Or Scholarships and Fellowships Programmes
The entire Allan Gray’s bursaries’ applications are done through manual processes, which means all scholarships and fellowships applications are done through posts. Hence, applicants’ CV and supporting documents according to the scholarship or fellowship programme they applied can be posted to Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, Freepost no: CB 11349, Kloof Street, 8008 or delivered directly by hand to 46 Hof Street, Oranjezicht, Cape Town.
Allan Gray’s Bursaries’ Opening and Closing Deadlines For the Year of 2018
As a part of its bursary plans, Allan Gray offers scholarships and fellowships all year-round, including on 2018. Visit Allan Gray’s official web page for more detailed information on each scholarship and fellowship deadline in 2018.
Allan Gray’s Bursaries-Related Contact Details
All questions about Allan Gray’s bursaries in general and scholarships and fellowships in details go to the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation at the following postal details:
- Organization’s Name: Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
- Postal Address: Kloof Street, 8008
- Freepost no: CB 11349