The Allan Gray Undergraduate Fellowship calls on exceptionally outstanding Southern Africans to apply for its 2015 fellowships which is created to broaden the pool of Fellowship applications from those who are able to demonstrate financial need in  Southern Africa.
The Foundation, which offers the exceptional Allan Gray Fellowship to Southern Africa’s pioneering bright young students, is an  initiative aimed at developing students, known as Allan Gray Candidate Fellows, into Southern Africa’s future high impact entrepreneurial leaders. Every year, the Foundation selects the best and most ambitious Grade 12 and first year university students from Southern Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland to join its vibrant community of Allan Gray Candidate Fellows.
Worth of Awards

  • 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.

Eligibility
Every year, the Foundation selects the best and most ambitious Grade 12 and first year university students from Southern Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland to join its vibrant community of Allan Gray Candidate Fellows. Each country has its eligibility criteria. They are as follows:
Mandatory Requirements: South Africa Grade 12

  • Citizenship of South Africa
  • Belief in the future of your country
  • An ambassador of the Foundation’s intended profile, namely demonstrating Intellectual Imagination, Personal Initiative, Spirit of Significance, Courageous Commitment and Achievement Excellence
  • Intention to study for a Commerce, Science (excluding Medicine), Engineering, Law or Humanities (majoring in Politics, Philosophy, or Economics) degree at WITS, UJ, UCT, NMMU, Rhodes or UP
  • Minimum C (level 5) in Pure Mathematics for Grade 11 results
  • Minimum B (Level 6) average for Grade 11 results (excluding Life Orientation)
  • Complete the National Benchmarking Test by 30 July 2013
  • Candidates must not be older than 21 years of age in 2013

Mandatory Requirements: Namibia Grade 12

  • Citizenship of Namibia
  • Belief in the future of your country
  • Intention to study for a Commerce, Science (excluding Medicine), Engineering, Law or Humanities (majoring in Politics, Philosophy or Economics) degree at WITS, UJ, UCT, NMMU, Rhodes or UP
  • Minimum B (Extended Level) or minimum 3 (High Level) average in Mathematics for Grade 11 results
  • Minimum B (Extended Level) or minimum 3 (High Level) average in Mathematics (Grade 12 April results)
  • Candidates must not be older than 21 years of age in 2013

Mandatory Requirements: Botswana – Scholarship

  • Citizenship of Botswana
  • Belief in the future of your country
  • Minimum C in Mathematics and Minimum B Average for Form 4 results
  • Ambassador of the Foundation’s intended profile, demonstrating: Intellectual Imagination, Personal Initiative, Spirit of Significance, Courageous Commitment and Achievement Excellence
  • Intention to study for I/B at Maru-A-Pula

Mandatory Requirements: Botswana – Fellowship
If you are currently studying an I/B, A/S, A Level, Form 5 IEB qualification the following applies to you:

  • Indication of entrepreneurial flair and passion
  • Citizenship of Botswana
  • Belief in the future of your country
  • Minimum B average and C in Mathematics for Form 5 results
  • Ambassador of the Foundation’s intended profile, demonstrating: Intellectual Imagination, Personal Initiative, Spirit of Significance, Courageous Commitment and Achievement Excellence,
  • Intention to study for a Commerce, Science (excluding medicine), Engineering, Law or Humanities (Majoring in Politics, Philosophy or Economics) degree at WITS, UJ, UCT, NMMU, Rhodes or UP

Mandatory Requirements: Swaziland – Scholarship

  • Citizenship of Swaziland
  • Belief in the future of your country
  • Intention to study for an I/B at Waterford Kamhlaba
  • Ambassador of the Foundation’s intended profile,demonstrating: Intellectual Imagination, PersonalInitiative, Spirit of Significance, Courageous Commitment and Achievement Excellence
  • Candidates must not be older than 21 years of age in 2013.

Mandatory Requirements: Swaziland – Fellowship
If you are currently studying an I/B, A/S, A Level, Form 5 IEB qualification the following applies to you:

  • Indication of entrepreneurial flair and passion,
  • Citizenship of Swaziland,
  • Belief in the future of your country,
  • Minimum B average and C in Mathematics for Form 5 results
  • Ambassador of the Foundation’s intended profile, demonstrating: Intellectual Imagination, Personal Initiative, Spirit of Significance, Courageous Commitment and Achievement Excellence,
  • Intention to study for a Commerce, Science (excluding medicine), Engineering, Law or Humanities (Majoring in Politics, Philosophy or Economics) degree at WITS, UJ, UCT, NMMU, Rhodes or UP.

Mandatory Requirements: 1st Year University

  • An indication of entrepreneurial flair and passion
  • Belief in the future of your country
  • An ambassador of the Foundation’s intended profile, namely demonstrating: Intellectual Imagination, Personal Initiative, Spirit of Significance, Courageous Commitment and Achievement Excellence
  • Minimum of a 65% average for  your mid-year exam results (June)
  • Citizenship of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana or Swaziland
  • Studying for a Commerce, Science (excluding Medicine), Humanities (majoring Politics, Philosophy or Economics) or Engineering degree
  • Studying at the following universities WITS, UJ, UCT, NMMU, Rhodes, UWC, Stellenbosch, TSIBA or UP
  • Applicant not older than 22 in 2013

How to Apply
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. Details of the application processes for each country are provided below.
Application Process – South Africa Grade 12 – Open

  • Download and complete an application form. You can also SMS “Gr12 and your Fax Nr. or email address” to 36777 to have an application form faxed or emailed to you
  • Submit a hard copy of your application form before or on the closing date to, 46 Hof Street, Oranjezicht, Cape Town or to 8th Floor, Forum Building, Maude Street, Sandton. Alternatively post it to Allan Gray Orbis Free Post License No. CB11349, Kloof Street, 8008
  • If you are in Grade 12, write the National Benchmarking Test by July 31, 2014
  • Applications close April 30, 2014

Application Process – South Africa 1st Year University – Open

  • Download and complete an application form.
  • You can also SMS “1st Year and your Fax Nr. or email address” to 36777 to have an application form faxed or emailed to you.
  • Submit a hard copy of your application form before or on the closing date to, 46 Hof Street, Oranjezicht, Cape Town or to 8th Floor, Forum Building, Maude Street, Sandton. Alternatively post it to Allan Gray Orbis Free Post License No. CB11349, Kloof Street, 8008
  • Applications Close Friday, August 29, 2014

Application Process – Namibia – Closed

  • Download and complete an application form or email [email protected] or [email protected] or call (061) 221103 to have an application form faxed to you.
  • Submit a hardcopy application form by or before 28 June 2013 to 100 Robert Mugabe Street, Heritage Square Unit 1, Floor 1, Windhoek. Alternatively, post your application to P.O. Box 230, Windhoek, Namibia.
  • Successful applicants will be interviewed in August 2013.
  • Before the interview you will write the National Bench Marking Test.
  • Successful interviewed candidates will attend a 3 day camp at the end of November 2013. Fellows are chosen after the camp(s).

Application Process – Botswana – Closed

  • Download and complete an application form.
  • Post your application form to Allan Gray Orbis Free Post License No. CB11349, Kloof Street, 8008 before 31 May 2013
  • Write the National Benchmark Test, which will be administered by the Foundation during your interview.

Application process  – Swaziland – Closed

  • Download and complete an application form.
  • Post your application form by 31 May 2013 to Allan Gray Orbis Free Post License No. CB11349, Kloof Street, 8008 before 31 May 2013.
  • Write the National Benchmark Test, which will be administered by the Foundation during your interview.

Deadline
Application deadline for South Africa is 30 April 2013
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