Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship Bursary 2020 – 2021

ABOUT THE COMPANY – ALLAN GRAY ORBIS FOUNDATION

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 FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation award up to 100 fellowships every year, to deserving students within the following fields:

Matric students:

Engineering
Law
Commerce
Science
Humanities
Arts
Health 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)

ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE & SELECTION PROCESS

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.

Matric students: shortlisted candidates will be contacted and required to attend an interview in August or September 2020, further shortlisted candidates will then be required to attend the Selection Camp in December 2020. Fellowship candidates will be required to write the National Benchmark Tests before selection.

1st and 2nd year students: shortlisted candidates will be contacted and required to attend an interview in October 2020, further shortlisted candidates will then be required to attend the Selection Camp in December 2020.

ELIGIBILITY 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 2020
Currently in Matric
Achieved a minimum of level 5/ “C” symbol for Mathematics HG in Grade 11 finals
Achieved a minimum overall average of level 6/ “B” symbol in Grade 11 finals (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

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE FELLOWSHIP

Matric students:
Applications must be done in one of the following ways:
1) Apply online: https://graymatter.allangrayorbis.org/login/
You will be required to Register an Account before you can Login and apply.

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
OR

8th Floor
Florum Building
2 Maude Street
Sandton
Johannesburg

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 be disregarded):

ID document (certified copy)
Recent photograph (passport size)
Grade 10 final academic record (certified copy)
Grade 11 final academic record (certified copy)
Grade 12 latest academic record (certified copy)
Academic/ recognition/ extra-curricular awards received in Grade 10/ 11/ 12 (certified copies)
Reference from an Educator (stamped, signed and sealed in a separate envelope)

1st and 2nd year students:
Apply online: https://allangrayorbis.microsoftcrmportals.com/
You will be required to Register an Account before you can Login and apply.

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 be disregarded):

ID document (certified copy)
Recent photograph (passport size)
Matric certificate (certified copy)
Full tertiary academic record (certified copy)


1st and 2nd year students: 30 October 2020 (at 17:00).
(Applications submitted after these dates will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

CONTACT THE FELLOWSHIP PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation directly:
Tel: 086 123 9235
Email: fellowship@allangrayorbis.org

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