Wednesday, February 6, 2013

2013 Allan Gray Fellowship for Students of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland

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Each year Allan Gray Orbis Foundation offers fellowship for the students of Southern Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland. The fellowship is offered for undergraduate program in the discipline of commerce, science (excluding medicine), engineering, law or humanities (Majoring in Politics, Philosophy or Economics) at selected South African Institution and universities. 

 

About Scholarship: The Foundation offers the exceptional Allan Gray Fellowship to Southern Africa’s pioneering bright young students. This initiative aims to develop 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. The Fellowship includes comprehensive financial support alongside exposure to thought leaders, mentorship and entrepreneurial mindset development.
Access to postgraduate funding is available to those who have excelled in their tertiary studies and the Fellows Programme. The Fellowship’s vision is to create and support a vibrant community of emerging high impact entrepreneurial leaders so that Candidate Fellows become individuals who will significantly impact and positively change the world around them.
The Fellowship aims to support Candidate Fellows in their academic, personal and entrepreneurial leadership development whilst they are at university.

Study: The fellowship is offered to study for a Commerce, Science (excluding medicine), Engineering, Law or Humanities (Majoring in Politics, Philosophy or Economics) 

Course Level: Undergraduate degree
Scholarship By: Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
Location: South Africa 

Eligibility: 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.
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- 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 – 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. 

Scholarship Open for: Students from Southern Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland can apply 
Number of awards: The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation awards up to one hundred Fellowships every year.

Duration: The Fellowship runs throughout the year and includes seminars, guest speakers, experiential learning activities and project based deliverables. 

Value: The Allan Gray Fellowship covers the following:
-Financial assistance in terms of academic studies at a Southern African University (UCT, WITS, UJ, UP, Rhodes or NMMU) for the full length of the degree.
-Full cost of residence; cost of living stipend to meet the incidentals of normal life on campus.
-An Entrepreneurial and Personal Development Programme, which is overlaid on top of the Allan Gray Fellow’s undergraduate studies, running throughout the year. This will include seminars, guest speakers, experiential learning activities and project based deliverables.
-Mentorship, both from individually assigned Foundation employed staff, as well as business mentors, that will assist the Fellow in their development.
-Future scholarships for postgraduate study that are in line with potential future impact, if the Fellow proves their ability during the undergraduate degree. This opportunity extends to the possibility of international study.
-The possibility of future funding from E2 for those Fellows who successfully complete the programme, have work experience and are able to submit compelling business plans. 

Selection Criteria: Fellowship Applicants need to be able to show a track record of leadership or being entrepreneurially minded. The Foundation’s framework to measure this as follows:
-Achievement Excellence: The ongoing pursuit of excellence with tangible and specific focus on setting goals. (A motivation to make a difference and leave a mark)
-Intellectual Imagination: Demonstrated by an established record of intellectual achievement; an ability to see the unseen, challenge the status quo and suggest that things could be done differently.
-Courageous Commitment: The courage and dedication to continue, realizing that applying consistent commitment has a way of overcoming.
-Spirit of Significance: A weight of personality that comes from living a life personified by passion and integrity.
-Personal Initiative: A person who makes things happen and celebrates the satisfaction of bringing new things into being. (Independent, proactive and self-starting) 

Notifications: Short-listed candidates will be contacted for a telephone interview and request of reference letters.  The final result for the 2013 fellowships will be announced in May 2013. 

Apply:
For Botswana and Swaziland: Download and complete an application form. Post your application forms 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.

For Namibia: Download and complete an application form or email alvinah@allangrayobis.org or ndatalan@allangrayorbis.org 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.

For South Africa: 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 

Scholarship Application Deadline: Application deadline for South Africa is 30 April 2013, for Namibia is 28 June 2013, for Botswana is 31 May 2013 and for Swaziland is 31 May 2013. 
Further Information: http://www.allangrayorbis.org/fellowship-programme/
 

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