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Allan Gray Scholarship

Title: Allan Gray Orbis Foundation High School Scholarship Programme


The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation is a foundation established in 2005 with the aim of nurturing emerging entrepreneurial potential in Southern Africa. The Foundation offers various scholarship programs, including the High School Scholarship Programme, to equip young individuals with an entrepreneurial mindset and contribute to the economic and social transformation of the region.

About the Allan Gray Orbis High School Scholarship Programme:

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation is inviting Grade 6 students to apply for the High School Scholarship for the 2025 academic year. The scholarship is open to students who demonstrate significant entrepreneurial potential, strong academic performance, and financial need.

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Expenses Covered and Other Benefits:

The scholarship covers various expenses, including tuition fees, boarding, stationery, textbooks, uniforms, casual clothing, toiletries, support for extracurricular activities, and a monthly allowance. Scholars also gain access to workshops, speakers and seminars, an annual entrepreneurial conference, an online learning campus, mentorship by a program officer, and a community of like-minded individuals.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must meet the following minimum entry criteria:

  • Citizenship: South African citizen
  • Age: Between 11 and 12 years old
  • Current Grade: Grade 6 in the 2023 academic year
  • Intended Grade: Entering Grade 8 in the 2025 academic year
  • Financial Need: Total household income of not more than R20,000 per month
  • Academic Performance: Minimum 70% result in English and Mathematics in Grade 5 and Grade 6, and a minimum overall average of 70% in Grade 5 and Grade 6
  • Entrepreneurial Characteristics: Possess specific entrepreneurial characteristics, including a growth mindset, self-efficacy, leadership abilities, opportunity identification skills, curiosity, and problem-solving skills.
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Application Process:

Applications can be submitted online or manually. For online applications, applicants need to register on the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Scholarship website, complete the online application form, and upload the required supporting documents. Manual applications involve downloading and completing the application form, collecting the supporting documents, and submitting the completed form and documents either by hand or by post.

Selection Process:

The selection process includes submitting the application and required documents, writing the Foundation exam in Mathematics and English for Grade 6, attending interviews, and placement school interviews. Applicants who receive recommendations from placement schools will be awarded the scholarship. All applicants will receive feedback on their application status via SMS.

Closing Date:

The closing date for the Allan Gray Orbis High School Scholarship is 15 September 2023 at 17:00 SAST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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Contact Information:

For any queries regarding the scholarship programme, applicants can contact the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation directly via:


The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation High School Scholarship Programme aims to empower young South Africans with an entrepreneurial mindset. Eligible Grade 6 students can apply for the scholarship by following the application process outlined above. For further information and clarification, applicants can contact the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation using the provided contact details.

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