The Allan Gray Fellowship consists of an Entrepreneurial, Leadership and a Personal Development Programme, as part of a full undergraduate university scholarship. The Fellowship runs throughout the year and includes seminars, guest speakers, experiential learning activities and project based deliverables.
The Fellowship also includes Mentoring both from individually assigned Foundation employed staff and a Mentor with specific industry experience, that will assist the Fellow in their development.
The Fellow’s university studies are covered by a full undergraduate scholarship that includes tuition, residence and a book allowance as well as a monthly stipend. This support is to ensure that the Fellow is able to purely focus on their academics and entrepreneurial and leadership development. For top performing Fellows, future scholarships are available for postgraduate studies that are in line with potential impact, if the Fellow proves their ability during the undergraduate degree. This opportunity extends to the possibility of international study.
The Foundation is of a firm belief that a solid education is the starting point to any leadership and entrepreneurial journey. It therefore chooses to partner with top tertiary institutions in South Africa to ensure that each Fellow gets a concrete educational foundation before commencing a career as an entrepreneurial leader.
The Foundation partners with the following Universities:
Interested candidates can apply for the Fellowship opportunity during their Grade 12 school year or during their first year of university. The Fellowship application is open to learners and students from Southern Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland. The Fellowship is the most comprehensive tertiary opportunity for talented potential high-impact individuals. The Fellowship selection team aims to correctly select talented individuals from the Southern African region so thatit is awarded to individuals that are most able to leverage this opportunity. The Fellowship selection team specifically focuses on attracting eligible applicants using effective assessment tools and rigorous and reliable processes to make sure that eligible candidates are fairly assessed and that the correct decisions are made. Fellowship applicants need to fulfill the criteria indicated below
Fellowship Applicants need to be able to show a track record of leadership or being entrepreneurially minded. The Foundation’s framework to measure this as follows:
Apart from being a leader or entrepreneurially minded, there are a couple of mandatory academic requirements that applicants need to fulfill, click here to view requirements for SA, Namibia, Botswanna & Swaziland students
Does this sound like an interesting opportunity? Visit the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation website for more info.