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Scholarship Development Camp: Grade 10 & 11

Scholarship Development Camp: Grade 10 & 11

The picturesque town of Franschhoek was the setting for the grade 10 and 11 Allan Gray Orbis Foundation National Development Camp. This town is rooted in history and is a stone’s throw away from the Klein Drakenstein Prison, the iconic setting of Nelson Mandela’s release and the emergence of a new democracy. The place where the South African dream of an equal South Africa for all took flight.

The Foundation’s vision of an equitable South Africa is driven by our belief that a community of high impact responsible entrepreneurs will positively shape the economic, social and political landscape of our beloved country. We also know that this takes time and patience to bring to bear a transformed South Africa. It is in the hands of our beneficiaries to take up the challenge and it is our duty to empowering these bright sparks. However, this journey to empowerment is not a quick fix with short-term change but rather sustainable change and movement toward personal dignity and courage.

The Scholar Development Programme comprises of various interventions of which the National Development Camp is one. It is a pitstop in our Scholars’ journey toward growing themselves and their entrepreneurial mindset in preparation of the Fellowship opportunity. In his book, Seven Habit of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey say that personal victory leads to public victory and this means knowing yourself equals winning in the game of life. For this reason, one of the core foci of the Development programme is Personal Mastery. In support of this we hosted Personal Mastery sessions dealing with identity, choice and diversity which highlighted the challenges Scholars navigate daily. Scholars identified with diverse issues such as not fitting in and the fear of being different among other. These sessions also saw Scholars emboldened toward personal change and the roots of transformation evident in their reflection on the transformative power of the sessions.

One of the broader aims of the Foundation is to build a community of like-minded individuals who may affect future change. The Fellowship host Jamboree, a space where Candidate Fellows can grow their entrepreneurial muscle and pitch their ideas to a cohort of their peers. The Scholars were given the opportunity to be a part of Jamboree, gaining direct access to Candidate Fellows and Association members. Among the Candidate Fellows Scholars also met up with Scholar Alumni who had made the transition into the Fellowship programme. A handful of Scholars also took some time to pitch their ideas at the Jamboree.

Finally, the Scholars were taken on a journey that explored the concept of entrepreneurial mindsets. They were given scope to ideate, present, design and prototype a response to the challenges outlined in the National Development Plan (NDP). To give context to how young South Africans are addressing issues related to the NDP Scholar used Dadewethu, a social entrepreneurial business, who provides solutions for the lack of support for females at the university campus of UCT (University of Cape Town) as a live case study. Scholars then had an opportunity to experience bringing their ideas to life at the Maker-Space in Observatory, Cape Town giving them the opportunity to apply their understanding of entrepreneurial mindset in a live simulation.

There was a general sense that this Development Camp galvanised Scholars resolve to remain connected to the Foundation pipeline.

 

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  • Raviro Shoniwa 19/06/2021 at 12:37 pm

    Hello I wanted to find out if a grade 9 learner get a scholarship for grade 10 and how if possible. Thank you

    • AGOF 23/04/2022 at 6:44 pm

      Good day. Thank you for your interest in our Scholarship Programme. Please note that applications for our Scholarship in Grade 8 are done when the learner is in Grade 6. Given that the learner is already in Grade 10, unfortunately it is late. However, there is also an opportunity to apply for our Fellowship Programme when the learner gets to Grade 12.

      To apply for our Fellowship Programme, learners are required to have a minimum of 60% in Pure Mathematics OR a minimum of 80% in Mathematical literacy for final grade 11 results. In addition, they must have a minimum average of 70% for final Grade 11 results (excluding Life Orientation).

      Under our Fellowship Programme, applicants with a combined annual household income of R1 million and below receive full funding (university accommodation meals, textbooks & tutoring allowance, and a monthly stipend). Applicants with a combined household income above R1 million receive needs-based funding.

      For more information, please go to this link: https://www.allangrayorbis.org/entrepreneurship-development-programmes/fellowship

  • Hloniphile Hlongwane 19/09/2021 at 3:18 pm

    Hi . Can I find out how my child can be part of the program. He is in grade 10 Maths and Physical science stream.

    • AGOF 23/04/2022 at 6:36 pm

      Good day Hloniphile. You can apply for our Fellowship Programme when your child is in Grade 12. Learners are required to have a minimum of 60% in Pure Mathematics OR a minimum of 80% in Mathematical literacy for final grade 11 results. In addition, they must have a minimum average of 70% for final Grade 11 results (excluding Life Orientation).

      Under our Fellowship Programme, applicants with a combined annual household income of R1 million and below receive full funding (university accommodation meals, textbooks & tutoring allowance, and a monthly stipend). Applicants with a combined household income above R1 million receive needs-based funding.

      For more information, please go to this link: https://www.allangrayorbis.org/entrepreneurship-development-programmes/fellowship

  • gift 29/09/2021 at 6:43 pm

    how can i apply if i am currently in grade 10?

    • AGOF 23/04/2022 at 6:56 pm

      Good day Gift. Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately, applications for our Scholarship Programme are done when you ares in Grade 6. However, when you get to Grade 12, there is still an opportunity for you to apply for our Fellowship Programme to study at one of our partner universities. For more information, please go to this link: https://www.allangrayorbis.org/entrepreneurship-development-programmes/fellowship

  • Anele 07/10/2021 at 7:59 am

    I would like to apply for grade 9 2023 scholarship for my doughter she’s in grade 7 at george cato primary school we did apply for grade 8 scholarship last year unfortunately she didn’t make it i am hoping one day she will get one

  • Mosima 14/10/2021 at 9:08 pm

    Enquiry on what us needed for a child to qualify for a schola6

    • AGOF 23/04/2022 at 6:51 pm

      Good day Mosima. Thank you for your enquiry. Applications for the Scholarship programme will open from 1 June 2022 until 30 September 2022. Please note that applications for our Scholarship in Grade 8 are done when the learner is in Grade 6. If the learner is already in Grade 7, unfortunately it is late. However, there is also an opportunity to apply for our Fellowship Programme when the learner gets to Grade 12.

      To apply for our Fellowship Programme, learners are required to have a minimum of 60% in Pure Mathematics OR a minimum of 80% in Mathematical literacy for final grade 11 results. In addition, they must have a minimum average of 70% for final Grade 11 results (excluding Life Orientation).

      Under our Fellowship Programme, applicants with a combined annual household income of R1 million and below receive full funding (university accommodation meals, textbooks & tutoring allowance, and a monthly stipend). Applicants with a combined household income above R1 million receive needs-based funding.

      For more information, please go to this link: https://www.allangrayorbis.org/entrepreneurship-development-programmes/fellowship

  • Letty mokone 27/12/2021 at 7:13 am

    Hi ,im looking for scholarship/ busary for my daughter Shannon. She going to do grade 10 next year.I want to know which levels you prefer and on which subjects for children to qualify for your busary ans scholarship s

    • AGOF 23/04/2022 at 6:33 pm

      Good day Letty. You can apply for our Fellowship Programme when your child is in Grade 12. Learners are required to have a minimum of 60% in Pure Mathematics OR a minimum of 80% in Mathematical literacy for final grade 11 results. In addition, they must have a minimum average of 70% for final Grade 11 results (excluding Life Orientation).

      Under our Fellowship Programme, applicants with a combined annual household income of R1 million and below receive full funding (university accommodation meals, textbooks & tutoring allowance, and a monthly stipend). Applicants with a combined household income above R1 million receive needs-based funding.

      For more information, please go to this link: https://www.allangrayorbis.org/entrepreneurship-development-programmes/fellowship

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