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Scholarship applications close on 14 September 2020.
The programme focuses on cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset, personal mastery and academic excellence among candidates. To date, over 200 learners have graduated from the scholarship programme, through the 39 partner placement schools in eight of the country’s provinces.
The programme offers quality education through partner high schools to students who are in financial need, have a curious entrepreneurial mindset, and have the potential to excel academically.
- Applicant must be in Grade 6 this year (2020) to apply.
- Applicants must achieve 70% or higher in Mathematics and English and an average of 70% for remaining subjects.
- The applicant must demonstrate the following entrepreneurial characteristics:
- Growth Mindset – the belief that one’s intelligence can be developed
- Self-Efficacy – self-belief to achieve goals
- Leadership – to positively lead and influence others
- Opportunity Identification – ability to identify opportunities of value
- Curiosity – ability to explore and discover new information
- Problem Solving – the ability to creatively solve problems
- The applicant must be a South African citizen, with a valid SA ID number
- Applicant must demonstrate financial need
- Candidates must not be older than 12 years of age in Grade 6
The Scholarship covers full tuition and boarding fees (if placed in a boarding school), a monthly allowance (pocket money), a travel subsidy (day scholars only), stationery and prescribed books, toiletries, school uniforms, casual clothing and support for extra-mural activities.
Scholars also have access to an entrepreneurial development programme. This ensures their continued progress by providing additional leadership and entrepreneurial development opportunities.
How to apply:
- Visit www.allangrayorbis.org to download an application form.
- Apply online by visiting the application portal graymatter.allangrayorbis.org
For more information, visit the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Scholarship programme.