Allan Gray Orbis Foundation High School Scholarship South Africa 2023 – 2024
ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDER – ALLAN GRAY ORBIS FOUNDATION
Allan Gray Orbis Foundation High School Scholarship South Africa | The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation was formed in 2005 as part of Allan Gray’s goal to make a sustainable, long-term contribution to Southern Africa by nurturing the emerging entrepreneurial potential from the region.
The Scholarship Programme aims to equip the youth with an entrepreneurial mindset to enable future generations to redress the inequalities of the past and to continue the economic and social transformation of Southern Africa.
ABOUT THE ALLAN GRAY ORBIS HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME – SCHOOLS COVERED
The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation is inviting students to apply for their High School Scholarship, for the 2024 academic year.
The scholarship is open to students who are currently in Grade 6 (entering Grade 8 in 2024), who demonstrate significant entrepreneurial potential, strong academics and are in financial need.
The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation will place scholars in their selected partner schools, which may include (subject to change):
- Boys: Selborne College / Grey High School / St. Andrew’s College (Grahamstown)
- Girls: Collegiate Girls’ High School / Clarendon High School For Girls / Diocesan School for Girls (Grahamstown)
- Co-Ed Schools: Hudson Park High School (Boarding/Day School) / Alexander Road High School (Day School)
- Boys: St Andrew’s School Bloemfontein
- Girls: St Michaels School for Girls
- Boys: St Alban’s College / King Edward VII School / Pretoria Boys’ High School / St Stithians Boys’ College
- Girls: St Andrew’s School For Girls / St Mary’s School (Waverley) / Roedean School (SA) / St Stithians Girls’ College / Parktown Girls’ High School (Day School) / Springs Girls’ High School (Day School)
- Co-Ed Schools: National School of Arts (Boarding and Day School) / Greenside High School (Day School)
- Boys: Michaelhouse / Maritzburg College
- Girls: Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School / Epworth Independent High School / Durban Girls’ High School (Day School
- Co-Ed Schools: Kingsway High School (Day School)
- Co-Ed Schools: PEPPS High School (Day School)
- Co-Ed Schools: Penryn College (Boarding and Day School) / St Thomas Aquinas High School (Day School)
- Co-Ed Schools: Selly Park High School (Day School)
- Boys: Bishops Diocesan College / Rondebosch Boys’ High School
- Girls: St Cyprian’s School / Rustenburg Girls’ High School / Rhenish Girls’ High School
- Co-Ed Schools: The Settlers High School (Day School) / Westerford High School (Day School)
MORE ABOUT THE ALLAN GRAY ORBIS HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME – EXPENSES COVERED | OTHER BENEFITS
The scholarship will provide cover for the following expenses: tuition fees, boarding, stationery, textbooks, uniforms, casual clothing, toiletries, support for extra murals and a monthly allowance.
Scholars will also have access to the following: workshops, speakers and seminars, an annual entrepreneurial conference, an online learning campus, mentorship by a programme officer and a like-minded community.
Otagouni.com is committed to keeping you up to date with the latest bursary opportunities, and this article covers all details about the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation High School Scholarship.
SELECTION PROCESS FOR THE ALLAN GRAY ORBIS HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME
Step 1: apply (online or via the application form above) and submit your required supporting documentation,
Step 2: successful applicants will be required to write the Foundation exam in Mathematics and English for Grade 6, in December 2022,
Step 3: successful applicants will be invited to attend interviews, from February to March 2022,
Step 4: applicants will be invited to placement schools for interviews,
Step 5: Applicants who receive recommendations from placement schools will be awarded the scholarship,
Step 6: After the scholarship is awarded, the Memorandum of Agreement will be signed by the Foundation, placement school and the Scholar’s custodian.
All applicants will receive feedback on their scholarship application via SMS, whether they are successful or not.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ALLAN GRAY ORBIS HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
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):
- You must be a South African citizen
- You must be between the ages of 11 and 12 years old (not older and not younger)
- You must be in Grade 6 in the 2023 academic year.
- You must be entering high school (Grade 8) in the 2024 academic year
- You must have proven financial need, with a total household income of NOT more than R20 000 per month
- You must have achieved a minimum result of 70% for English and Mathematics in Grade 5 and Grade 6
- You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 70% in Grade 5 and Grade 6
- You must possess the following entrepreneurial characteristics: growth mindset (the belief that your intelligence can be developed); self-efficacy (belief in yourself to achieve goals); leadership (positively lead and influence others); opportunity identification (able to spot valuable opportunities);
curiosity (able to explore and discover new information); and problem-solving (able to find ways to creatively solve problems)
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE ALLAN GRAY ORBIS HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
Applications can be submitted in either of the following ways:
– Online at; Allan Gray Orbis Foundation High School Scholarship Application (applicants must Register an account before they can Login and apply).
– Download and complete the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation High School Scholarship Application Form (.pdf)
Hard copy applications must be submitted in either of the following ways:
- Hand delivery in Cape Town: 46 Hof Street, Oranjezicht, Cape Town, 8001
- Hand delivery in Johannesburg: 1st Floor, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, 1 Protea Place, Cnr of Fredman Drive and Protea Place, Sandton, Johannesburg
- Post: Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, Freepost no: CB 11349, Kloof Street, 8008
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
- Unabridged birth certificate (certified copy)
- ID document (certified copy)
- Recent passport-sized photograph (black and white)
- Parents or guardians’ ID documents (certified copies)
- Grade 5 term 4 reports (certified copy)
- Grade 5 term 1 or term 2 report (certified copy)
- Parents or guardians proof of income (certified copy of latest payslips and 3 months bank statements if employed/certified copy of income tax statement and 6 months business account bank statements if self-employed/original affidavit if unemployed/certified copy of pension income if applicable)
- If parents are deceased: the death certificate
- If parents are divorced: a divorce decree
- If living with a legal guardian: proof of legal guardianship
CLOSING DATE FOR THE ALLAN GRAY ORBIS HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
30 September 2022 (at 17:00 SAST).
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
CONTACT THE SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDER
For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation directly:
Tel: 086 123 2463
Please read the FAQs and answers (at the bottom of the page), before making any enquiries.
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