Scholarship Opportunity

Scholarship Opportunity

Scholars Selection CampThe 2014 Scholarship opportunity was open to last year’s Grade 6’s, who will start Grade 8 next year. The purpose of the Scholarship is to broaden the pool of eligible applicants into the Foundation’s Fellowship, which is aimed at Grade 12 learners and first year university students. The Scholarship is open to learners who show potential to excel academically, who have the desire to fully engage in available opportunities as well as those who demonstrate financial need. Scholarship recipients receive comprehensive financial support, and are given access to entrepreneurial and personal development programmes as well as mentorship opportunities to ensure their continued progress.
Each stage of the process the applicant needs to be successful in order to proceed:

  1. An application form is completed and assessed
  2. Applicants’ numeracy and literacy abilities are tested
  3. A supplementary application form is completed
  4. Interviews are conducted with the applicants
  5. Applicants attend a Selection Camp
  6. Scholars are selected

The purpose of the Selection Camp:

A Selection Camp is an assessment centre that is formulated with unique and focussed activities, allowing the Foundation to observe attitudes and behaviours that cannot ordinarily be extracted from an application form or an interview.

  1. The Foundation is able to assess candidates in a group setting, beyond the realms of academic and interview performance.
  2. The Camp provides the Foundation with an opportunity to observe the candidates’ behaviour in a social context.
  3. The Foundation assesses whether the candidates’ abilities and behaviours are in alignment with the Foundation Pillars: Intellectual Imagination, Achievement Excellence, Courageous Commitment, Spirit of Significance, Personal Initiative
  4. Psychometric testing is also done to assess the learners’ abstract reasoning and academic potential
  5. Assessment activities include a combination of group and individual problem-solving and creative-thinking exercises.

Outcome of the Selection Camp: There was an increase in rigour where alignment of activities and assessed behaviours were concerned. A greater spectrum of personalities was observed, especially when compared to previous Camps.

Outcome of the campaign:

Scholars Selection Statistics:

  • Total applications received:  4127
  • Total tests written: 1009
  • Total candidates interviewed:  159
  • Total candidates that attended the Selection Camp:  60
  • Total recommended Scholars: 30

The success of the campaign is not based on the amount of applicants who apply, but rather the quality of eligible applicants. Of the 40 spaces available, 30 candidates were recommended for placement. This is in line with the focus on quality rather than quantity; specifically as far as academic ability and potential are concerned.

The next campaign will launch 15 July 2013, allowing learners who are currently in Grade 6 to apply for a high school Scholarship commencing in 2015.

 

 

 

 

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32 Comments

  • Kahil Thilakdhari 08/07/2013 at 9:02 am

    Good Day

    Please email an fellowship application form to me for a bursary for 2014.

    Thank you for your assistance.

    Kahil Thilakdhari

    • Jehan Author 08/07/2013 at 9:12 am

      Hi Kahil.

      Thank you for your post. Please check your email inbox for an email from us to follow shortly.

      All the best.
      The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Team

      • Lethabo Raselalome 15/07/2013 at 11:08 am

        Good day Jehan,

        kindly please forward to me an application form for 2014 for Nephew doing grade 6. would like to apply for him.

        Thanks for your assistance

        Thanks
        Lethabo

        • Jehan Author 15/07/2013 at 11:43 am

          Hi Lethabo

          Thank you for your query. We are in the process of finalizing the form for email/fax and to upload to our website. We have recorded your detail and will email you the form by the end of this week.

          Kind regards

          The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Team

  • Godfrey Mlaba 15/07/2013 at 11:09 pm

    Hi

    Kindly forward me the application form for 2014 fellowship my son, Ntokozo Mlaba is currently in grade six this year.

    Regards

    G. Mlaba

    • Jehan Author 14/08/2013 at 11:21 am

      Hi Godfrey

      Thank you for your post.

      An email was sent to you with the application form attached.

      All the best

      The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Team

  • Ntokozo Pamella Sithole 19/07/2013 at 3:47 pm

    To whom it may concern:

    Please send to me the application form to me for the advertised scholarship for Grade 6.

    Thanks & Regards

    Ntokozo Pamella Sithole

    • Jehan Author 14/08/2013 at 12:46 pm

      Hi Ntokozo

      Thank you for your post.

      The forms have been sent to you via email.

      All the best and we look forward to receiving the application.

      Kind regards

      The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Team

  • hurline miller 24/07/2013 at 10:11 am

    To whom it may corcern.

    I hereby wish to inquire regarding the bursaries (scholarship) you give for the current grade 6 learner . I would like to know if application date have closed and if not is it possible for you to send me the necessary documentation please. My daughter’s name is Elana Metelerkamp and is currently in Gr 6 at Bluewaters Bay Primary School. She is an excelent learner.

    My email is as above mentioned and my postal adress is
    7 Bob Price Street
    Hillside
    Port Elizabeth
    6059

    • Jehan Author 14/08/2013 at 12:51 pm

      Dear Hurline Miller

      Thank you for your post on our website.

      We have emailed the forms requested to you.

      All the best.

      We look forward to receiving the application.

      Kind regards,

      The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Team

  • Lungisa Malawu 05/08/2013 at 4:06 pm

    Good day,
    I heard about Allan Grey Scholarship from a friend of mine.
    Can you please email me application for Grade 8 scholarship.

    Your Assitance is appreciated

    • Jehan Author 14/08/2013 at 2:07 pm

      Hi Lungisa

      Thank you for your post.

      We have sent you an email regarding the application form.

      All the best.

      The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Team

  • Annonymous 30/08/2013 at 9:35 pm

    would you take people from the placement school’s junior school into the senior school or any other one because I might need a scholarship but you guys will judge more on the school and the background about me and now I have siblings starting schools but no, im not bad enough for you guys to take me in! DO YOU TAKE WHITES AS WELL.

    • Jehan Author 20/09/2013 at 9:49 am

      Hi

      Thank you for your post. We consider a number of factors when selecting and placing our Scholars. We do have partnerships with specific schools, please see the Placement School list by following the link: http://www.allangrayorbis.org/scholarship-programme/what-it-covers/. We select candidates based on the demographics of the country. Therefore, yes we do accept white candidates.

      All the best

      The Foundation Team

  • Konzeka 05/09/2013 at 9:01 pm

    Please send me the application form

    • Jehan Author 07/10/2013 at 9:44 am

      Hi Konzeka

      Thank you for your post. All our scholarship opportunities are currently closed. Please visit our website next year (2014) for applications.

      Thanks and all the best.

      The Foundation Team

  • Nthabiseng 16/09/2013 at 9:07 pm

    Hi therernrnPls will you be so kind to send me your application form.rnrnThanksrnNthabiseng

    • Jehan Author 07/10/2013 at 9:49 am

      Hi Nthabiseng

      Thank you for your post.

      All our scholarship opportunities are currently closed. Please visit our website in 2014 when we will upload new application forms.

      Thanks and all the best.

      The Foundation Team

  • Melissa Bham 23/09/2013 at 8:05 am

    To whom it may concernrnrnI have already submitted my application form for the scholarship which commences in 2015, I would just like to enquire that when does your team disclose the candidates through to the next round!

    • Jehan Author 07/10/2013 at 9:59 am

      Hi Melissa

      Thank you for your post.

      Please email our data centre for all personal application enquiries at datacentre@allangrayorbis.org

      Thanks and all the best.

      The Foundation Team

  • Nokuthula Mchunu 24/09/2013 at 8:09 pm

    I would like to know if I can still apply for my daugher going to grade 8 next year. If yes please email me the application form.

    • Jehan Author 07/10/2013 at 10:00 am

      Hi Nokuthula

      Thank you for your post.

      Unfortunately applications have closed for this year.

      All the best.

      The Foundation Team.

  • Boipelo 18/10/2013 at 2:43 am

    Hirn i was wondering if i can still get application forms for the grade six program.

    • Jehan Author 14/11/2013 at 9:36 am

      Hi Boipelo

      Thank you for your post.

      Unfortunately applications closed in September for the Grade 6 applications.

      All the best.

      The Foundation Team.

  • Charity Uundjenu 08/11/2013 at 3:16 pm

    Hello i am Charity a Grade learner and i wanted to know when is the next time you will have an opening for students that want a scholarship for high school please contact me at charityuundjenu@gmail.com .Oh, I am a Namibian student in Windhoek schooling at Windhoek Central Primary School.

    • Jehan Author 06/01/2014 at 1:41 pm

      Dear Charity

      Thank you for your post. We have forwarded your email to our Namibia office who will be in contact with you.

      All the best.

      The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Team

  • Thandeka 21/11/2013 at 1:59 pm

    please e-mail me application form, my daughter she’s in Grade 6 I would like to apply for 2015 grade 8

    • Jehan Author 06/01/2014 at 1:36 pm

      Dear Thandeka

      Thank you for post. Unfortunately applications for the Scholarship opportunity closed in September 2013. Your daughter is welcome to apply for our Fellowship opportunity when she is in Grade 12 for her university studies.

      All the best.

      The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Team.

  • Linah Digomo 21/01/2014 at 8:11 am

    My son is in Grade 6, can I get the application form please by email

    • Jehan Author 10/02/2014 at 10:10 am

      Dear Linah

      Thank you for your post. Application forms for the Allan Gray Scholarship opportunity will open at the end of July 2014.

      Please visit our website to download an application for at then.

      Thanks and all the best.

      The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

  • noziwe 15/04/2014 at 3:06 pm

    please email me forms for grade 6 scholarship please

    • Jehan Author 23/04/2014 at 8:49 am

      Dear Noziwe

      Thank you for your post. Grade 6 Scholarship applications will open at the end of July this year.

      Please visit our website then to download an application form or email datacentre@allangrayorbis.org to request the form be emailed to you.

      All the best.

      The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

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