OWLAG (Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls) Profile
The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, commonly shortened to as OWLAG, was an idea that was visualized by the one and only Oprah Winfrey, a public figure who is well-known for hosting The Oprah Winfrey Show and massive philanthropy. As one of her many efforts to give back to society, Oprah Winfrey has made a promise to build an world-class academy specifically for girls in the nation of South Africa. With the cooperation of the late Nelson Mandela, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls was finally inaugurated in 2007 and is opened for girls who are from Grade 7 to Grade 12.
Winfrey was inspired by her own past when opening this academy. Coming from an underprivileged background with a lack of educational opportunities due to financial difficulties, Winfrey was motivated to create an institution that is able to provide educational and leadership programmes towards gifted female students originating from impoverished communities. With this mission in mind, it is hoped that the academy is able to produce some of the world’s best leaders and scholars in the upcoming future.
About OWLAG (Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls) Scholarships 2020-2021
The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (OWLAG) are extending their arms to South African students with their highly beneficial scholarship programme. Simply referred to as the OWLAG Scholarships, the programme especially allocated to girls who are planning to pursue Grade 8. This scholarship will be looking out for not just academically-talented students with astounding results, but it will also be taking potential leaders into account. If you think you have what it takes to pursue this scholarship, keep finding out more about its requirements below.
OWLAG (Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls) Scholarship Requirements
The OWLAG Scholarships are open towards students who are able to fulfill the qualifications that come with the programme. The purpose behind this is to ensure that only well-deserving applicants receive the scholarship. Failure to meet all of the requirements below could get your chances of acceptance revoked. Therefore, be sure that you have all of these items met.
The OWLAG Scholarship Requirements are as follows:
- Has earned a score more than 70% for the key subjects in Mathematics and English
- Possess impressive leadership abilities
- Demonstrate astounding academic potential
- Officially recognized as a citizen or permanent resident of South Africa
- Able to show proof that your household’s total income is below ZAR 30 000 (before deductions)
- Still in Grade 7 at the time of applications
- Able to provide the personal information below:
- Name and Surname of Student
- Postal Address
- Closest Town or City
- Hand phone number for future communications/correspondence.
How to Apply OWLAG (Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls) Scholarship 2020-2021
Applications for the OWLAG Scholarship are open to those who have fulfilled the requirements above. To get starter, all interested applications must check the availability status at the Official OWLAG Website. Once you have made sure that the applications are open for applicants, you can simply download the Official Application Form. With the application form now in your hands, please kindly have it filled in with complete, personal information. Alternatively, you may directly apply online at the Official OWLAG Application Portal.
Should you prefer other methods, you can have the application form printed out instead, filled it in, have several documents such as a valid copy of your Birth Certificate and Grade 6 School Report, and proof of household income into the entire application dossier. After that has been completed, have the dossier sent in via Postal Carriage through this provided address below:
Attention: Student Recruitment
Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy For Girls
P.O. Box 1485, Henley on Klip, 1962
Or, if you feel more comfortable sending your application dossier via e-mail, you can submit them to [email protected]
All received applications will be subject to multiple screenings and evaluation to seek out for candidates who truly fulfill all of the requirements that have been asked for. Afterwards, all successful candidates will be announced and are asked to partake in the numerous assessments that comes with the programme. The Selection Process is as follows:
Stage 1: Entrance tests
Candidates who have passed the administrative stage with their application dossiers will be asked to take part in the written entrance tests, which are conducted in several different locations all across South Africa.
Stage 2: More extensive testing – academic and leadership potential
There is a extensive assessment where the committee will take a deeper look into your academic and leadership skills.
Stage 3: Selection camps – clinical interviews and a range of psychological assessments
This selection camp will be conducted in the Academy, which will go for as long as 2-3 days maximum.
Stage 4: Home visits and registration
Once the entire process is finished, all successful candidates will be asked to register at their respective residencies.
Important Things to Consider:
- The OWLAG Scholarship comes with a set of terms and conditions that must be obliged to, and every decision made by the committee cannot be revoked.
- All documents that are asked of by the committee must be sent in – failure to send in any one of the documents, or if candidates are found to be falsifying their applications or documents, will be immediately disqualified from the application process.
- All of the received applications will be given a thorough inspection to make sure that they are valid, including reference checks
- Announcements will only be made to applicants whose applications dossiers have already been accepted by the committee. Should you not hear back from the Academy within three weeks, we regret to inform you that your applications has not been accepted.
As an effort to become a more inclusive programme, the OWLAG Scholarship is open towards diversity of their accepted candidates. Therefore, the scholarship extends its arms to young individuals originating from different races, religions, ethnicity, and etc. The OWLAG Scholarship does not base any of their applicants on their backgrounds. Instead, it is a scholarship that has set its values on promoting the importance of programmes that are based on education, athletics and culture.
OWLAG Contact Address
534 Wargrave South Road, Henley on Klip, 1961, South Africa
P.O. Box 1485, Henley on Klip, 1962
Tel: +27 28 031 634
Fax: +27 16 366 9004
Email: [email protected]
Source: OWLAG; Author: Larxsati; Editor: Melisa; Picture: owlag.co.za.