The following opportunities are now open for application:

     Fellowship Application (Grade 12) Fellowship Application (1st Year)

The Scholarship

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation exists to promote social and economic progress in an integrated South Africa, through fostering high impact entrepreneurial leaders. One of the avenues for developing these high impact leaders is the Scholarship pipeline which funnels promising young individuals through the Scholars programme. The Foundation’s Grade 9 and Grade 11 National Development Camps were recently held with the aim of promoting, supporting and sustaining this mindset development.

The Grade 9 National Development Camp was themed “Kids go Wild”, whilst the theme for the Grade 11 Development Camp was “Dancing with Change”. The camp aims to create self-awareness in learners, activate an entrepreneurial mindset, stimulate academic excellence, promote opportunity engagement and inspire the learners in being visionary. The Foundation’s Pillars of Excellence; Wisdom, Knowledge, Vision, Leadership and Courage are thus connected to all activities and tasks presented to the learners to assist with this process.

The camp created reflective space for the Scholars to consider their identities, their various environments, influences and dreams. Building onto these explorations, the Scholars were challenged to conceptualise and visualise their future careers as an outworking of who they are, and realise the possibility that their environments may function completely differently in the future. The Foundation aims to assist in this journey by providing them with the tools necessary to enable them to make decisions that will determine their futures. The activities that the Scholars engage in will empower them to make appropriate, authentic and informed choices, which could be a springboard into various tertiary paths and career mapping.
This year, the first cohort of twelve Grade 12 Scholars will graduate from the Scholarship and it will be celebrated with a formal event in January 2013.

Scholarship 2014: Applications for the 2014 Scholarship closed on 28th September 2012 with over 4000 applications received from all across Southern Africa. The Foundation’s selection team is currently processing all applications and accessing who is eligible to undergo testing and interviews. Based on the outcome of this process, approximately 100 students will be chosen to attend a Selection Camp in February 2013, which aims to identify the candidates best suited for a full high school Scholarship in 2014.

 

50 Responses to The Scholarship

  1. Thulani Leeuw December 3, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

    Good day

    A friend told me about the Allen Gray scholarships. I notice that I am now late for application for 2014. Is it possible to apply next year for 2015 when my daughter will be in grade 9?

    Looking forward to your response.

    Kind Regards
    Thulani

    • Jehan December 3, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

      Hi Thulani. Thank you for your query. The Allan Gray Scholarship Opportunity is offered to Grade 6 learners only. Your daughter may apply for the Fellowship Opportunity when she is in Grade 12 for her University studies. All the best.

  2. nqobile nyembe December 9, 2012 at 3:16 am #

    Hi my name is Nqobile I have just recently found out about Allan Gray and I am doing grade 11. Will you be able to fund me when I am at tertiary institutions?

    • Jehan January 23, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

      Hi Nqobile. Thank you for your post. Grade 12 application forms for the Fellowship Opportunity will be available by the first week in February. Please read the necessary information on how to apply on the following link: http://www.allangrayorbis.org/fellowship-programme/how-to-apply/. All the best.

    • rachel ilambo November 15, 2013 at 10:11 pm #

      hi i just found out about the allan gray schoolship im going to grade 10 will i still be able to get it.. Thanks

      • Jehan January 6, 2014 at 1:39 pm #

        Dear Rachel

        Thank you for your post.

        The Allan Gray Scholarship opportunity is offered to Grade 6 learners only for the high school education and the Fellowship opportunity is offered to Grade 12 learners for their university education. Please feel free to apply for the Fellowship opportunity when you reach Grade 12. More information is available on our website on the following link: http://www.allangrayorbis.org/fellowship-programme/

        All the best.

        The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Team

  3. Tumi Tlhomelang December 30, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

    Hallo,we just found out about this scholarship and wanted to know if its too late to apply for it as my sister was in grade6 this year. Regards.

    • Jehan January 23, 2013 at 12:03 pm #

      Hi Tumi. Thank you for your post. Applications have closed for the Grade 6 Scholarship Opportunity for high school studies commencing in 2014.

  4. Refloe January 29, 2013 at 7:52 pm #

    Hi my name is Refiloe.My son is in grade 6 this year (2013),I just found out about the scholarship and I really need it for him as he is doing good at school. Are the applications still open? Thank you

    • Jehan February 13, 2013 at 7:47 am #

      Hi Refloe. Thank you for your post.Allan Gray Scholarship applications for Grade 6 learners will open at the end of July 2013. Please keep an eye on our website during that time or email scholarship@allangrayorbis.org to request an application form to be emailed to you. All the best.

  5. Nonhlanhla February 5, 2013 at 5:32 pm #

    hi, I have a sister who is studying at WITS, doing her second year in 2013 under the faculty of engineering (Urban and Regional Planning), just wondering if she is eligible to get the scholarship. She is a Swazi.

    • Jehan February 13, 2013 at 7:48 am #

      Hi Nonhlanhla. Thank you for your query. The Allan Gray Fellowship is open to Grade 12 learners and 1st Year University students only. All the best.

  6. Refiloe Ndleve February 21, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    Hi, my name is Refiloe. I am an A+ student and i am the deputy president of my school. I am a 10th grader (2013) and i would like to know if there are any application forms for 2014 garde 11 as i believe that i have the potential.

    • Jehan February 25, 2013 at 11:30 am #

      HI Refiloe. Thank you for your post. The Foundation offers scholarships to Grade 6 learners for high school studies as well as to Grade 12 learners and 1st year university students for university studies only. All the best.

  7. Talitja February 28, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

    Good day,
    Could you kindly advise whether people residing in Cape Town can apply for these Scholarships?

    • Jehan March 1, 2013 at 11:23 am #

      Hi

      Thank you for your query. All citizens of South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland and Botswana are able to apply for the Fellowship opportunity. Only South African citizens are able to apply for the Allan Gray Scholarship opportunity.

      All the best

  8. bianca zondi April 20, 2013 at 10:09 pm #

    I’m so sory about my spelling erro’s so this is what i wanted to say im in grade 8 and wanted to knw if is it possible for me to apply for a bursary for 2014(grade 9)

    • Jehan April 25, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

      Hi Bianca.

      Thank you for your query. The Foundation offers the Scholarship opportunity to Grade 6 learners for high school only. You are welcome to apply for our Fellowship opportunity when you reach Grade 12. All the best. Warm regards, FB.

  9. Fowzia Parak April 30, 2013 at 6:12 pm #

    My daughter is in grade 6 and I would like to obtain a scholarship application form for grade 8 in 2015. thanks.

    • Jehan May 16, 2013 at 9:08 am #

      Hi Fowzia

      Thank you for your post. The Scholarship opportunity will open end July this year. Please keep an eye on our website during that time for application forms which can be downloaded.

      All the best.

  10. vanessa mohan June 11, 2013 at 8:08 am #

    good day . my daughter is in grade 12 this year. is it too late to apply for the fellowship award?
    also , can you e-mail me a bursary application form and the cut off date for this as I for some reason , cannot access this info on the net.

    I thank you kindly
    Vanessa

    • Jehan June 18, 2013 at 10:23 am #

      Hi Vanessa

      Thank you for your query on our website below sent on 2013/06/11 at 8:08 am.

      Grade 12 applications have closed for 2013 for citizens of South Africa, Botswana and Swaziland. Namibia applications are still open and close on 28 June.

      Your daughter is welcome to apply next year either as a Grade 12 learner or 1st Year University Student.Please visit our website to download application forms in February 2014.

      Thank you and all the best.

      Jehan Chikte
      Communications & Logistics Officer
      Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
      Email:jehanc@allangrayorbis.org
      Main:+27 (0)21 481 5400
      Direct:+27 (0)21 481 5404
      Fax:+27 (0)86 554 0045
      Mobile:+27 (0)72 515 9543

  11. BUKEKA June 21, 2013 at 5:43 pm #

    IS IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO GET A SCHOOLARSHIP ?

    • Jehan June 24, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

      Hi Bukeka.

      Thank you for your post.

      You will receive an email soon.

      All the best

    • Jehan June 24, 2013 at 4:34 pm #

      Hi Bukeka.

      Thank you for your post.

      You will receive an email soon.

  12. Tabita July 9, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

    Hi my name Tabita My son is in grade 6 this year (2013),I just found out about the scholarship and I really need it for him as he is doing good at school. Are the applications still open? Thank you

    • Jehan July 9, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

      Hi Tabita

      Thank you for your post.

      The Grade 6 Scholarship opportunity will open on 15 July this year. Please visit our website on this day to download an application form http://www.allangrayorbis.org.

      Thanks and all the best.

      The Allan Gray Foundation Team

    • Jehan July 9, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

      Hi Tabita

      Thank you for your post.

      The Grade 6 Scholarship opportunity will open on 15 July this year. Please visit our website on this day to download an application form http://www.allangrayorbis.org.

      Thanks and all the best.

      The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Team

  13. Kwanda August 6, 2013 at 3:18 pm #

    HI I am currently doing my first year in BSc in Geography and wanted to find out about the Bursary if is it still open

    • Jehan August 14, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

      Hi Kwanda

      Thank you for your post.

      The 1st Year University Fellowship Applications are still open, until 31 August 2013.

      Please download an application form and see more information on the following page of our website: http://www.allangrayorbis.org/fellowship-programme/how-to-apply/

      All the best.

      The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Team.

  14. Siphokazi August 15, 2013 at 8:41 am #

    Hi, my name is Siphokazi, my cousin is currently in grade 5 going to grade 6 next year. she is a brilliant student with a lot of potential, also coming from a disadvantaged background. Are scholarship applications still open for 2014?

    • Jehan September 20, 2013 at 9:05 am #

      Hi Siphokazi

      Thank you for your post.

      Your cousin can apply next year when she is in Grade 6. Please visit our website in July next year to download application forms.

      All the best

      KInd regards

      The Foundation Team

  15. Annonymous August 30, 2013 at 8:47 pm #

    Hi there. I recently found out about the Allan Gray foundation. Is it possible to choose your own school if you get accepted or do you get allocated a school because I really wanna go to boarding schooll

    • Jehan September 20, 2013 at 9:21 am #

      Hi

      Thank you for your post. We have specific schools we partner with when it comes to Scholar placement. Please visit the following link to view the list of Placement Schools. http://www.allangrayorbis.org/scholarship-programme/what-it-covers/. We consider a number of factors when Scholars are placed. You are able to provide your preferences and will be given an option to agree to our recommendations based on all our considerations of what is best for you as the Scholar.

      Thanks and all the best.

      Kind regards

      The Foundation Team

  16. Nkosinathi September 19, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

    I am doing my first year in Durban at Mangosuthu University of Technology in chemical engineering,i was wondering if i can be offered a sholarship.

    • Jehan October 7, 2013 at 9:58 am #

      Hi Nkosinathi

      Thank you for your post.

      We offer scholarships to first year students at the following universities only: WITS, UJ, UCT,NMMU, Rhodes, UWC, Stellenbosch, TSIBA or UP.

      All the best with your studies.

      The Foundation Team

  17. sizwesiyanda September 28, 2013 at 3:04 am #

    hi my name is Sizwesyanda i’m doing grade 7 this year(2013) so i heard about Allan Gray,so may i please ask if can i apply for 2014 to do grade 8 thankx bye

    • Jehan October 7, 2013 at 10:02 am #

      Hi Sizwe

      Thank you for your post. Applications have closed for this year. We also only offer the Scholarship opportunity to Grade 6 learners.

      Thanks and all the best.

      The Foundation Team

  18. Sizwe sbiya October 24, 2013 at 9:54 pm #

    Hi iam still doing grade 11, is it posible for me to get a scholarship for next year?

    • Jehan November 14, 2013 at 9:38 am #

      Hi Sizwe

      Thank you for your post. We provide scholarship opportunities to Grade 6 learners for high school education and grade 12 and university students for university studies only. You are welcome to apply for our Fellowship opportunity (university studies scholarship) next year when you are in Grade 12.

      Thanks and all the best.

      The Foundation Team.

  19. Zizo Zikhona Mvango November 7, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    Hey.rnrnMy name is Zizo. I am doing grade 8 this year (2013). I would like to apply for a bursary for grade 9. if it is too late, may I please apply for grade 10 in 2015. i promise I will never let the school’s name down. I’m an outstanding achiever. please contack me a soon as possible.rnrnThank you.

    • Jehan November 14, 2013 at 9:41 am #

      Dear Zizo

      Thank you for your post. We offer scholarships to Grade 6 learners for high school studies and Grade 12 and 1st year university students for university studies only. YOu are welcome to apply for our Fellowship opportunity (university scholarship) when you are in Grade 12.

      All the best.

      The Foundation Team.

  20. Tshsepo December 5, 2013 at 6:28 am #

    Hi my nephew applied this year for the scholarship but we have not received any feedback except that the application has been received but nothing after that. Does feedback get provided even if the applicant hasnt made it through the process or applications are still being processed?Where can I get feedback?

    • Jehan January 6, 2014 at 1:33 pm #

      Dear Tshepiso.

      Thank you for your post. Please email our data centre regarding all personal application queries on datacentre@allangrayorbis.org.

      All the best.

      The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Team

      • nasley February 6, 2014 at 10:49 am #

        goodday,rni would jus like to know when applications will open for 2015..is there a website where i can download the form or what

        • Jehan February 10, 2014 at 10:15 am #

          Dear Nasley

          Thank you for your post.

          Please email datacentre@allangrayorbis.org to confirm which of our two opportunities you are referring to, Scholarship(Grade 6 learners) or Fellowship(Grade 12 and 1st year students).

          Thanks and all the best.

          The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

  21. PULLY April 8, 2014 at 3:37 pm #

    Good day. When can I apply for my daughter, she is currently in Grade 6 this year. Please advise.

    • Jehan April 14, 2014 at 2:37 pm #

      Dear Pully

      Thank you for your post. Applications for the Scholarship opportunity for Grade 6 learners will open at the end of July this year. Please either visit our website at that time to download an application form or email datacentre@allangrayorbis.org to request a form at that time.

      All the best.

      The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

  22. Nonie April 12, 2014 at 9:41 pm #

    Hi, My little brother is currently doing grade 6 and his grades have been really good ever since he started school and we want him to go to one of the best high schools, but that’s something my family cannot afford. He’ll be doing grade 8 in 2016. I would just like to know the following:rn1) where I can download an application formrn2) the closing datesrnrnThank You :)

    • Jehan April 14, 2014 at 2:49 pm #

      Dear Nonie

      Thank you for your post. Applications for the Grade 6 Scholarship opportunity open at the end of July this year (2014). Please visit our website then to download application forms or email datacentre@allangrayorbis.org to request a form be sent to you via email at that time.

      All the best.

      The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

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