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Applications Open: Calling on Grade 6 Learners to Apply for High School Entrepreneurial Scholarships

by Tia

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, a member of the Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropies, opened their annual applications for the High School Scholarship Programme to all current and eligible Grade 6 learners across South Africa.

The High School Scholarship is designed to nurture young entrepreneurial development and aims to produce confident scholars with entrepreneurial thinking, unlocked potential, leadership qualities, a desire to create value and solve our countries most pressing social and economic challenges.

To be a successful recipient of this Scholarship, Grade 6 learners must demonstrate academic excellence, entrepreneurial leadership potential, as well as financial need. The Programme offers Grade 6 learners funding to enroll at leading high schools across the country in addition to support and interventions that develop their entrepreneurial talents.

Application Requirements:

  • Applicants must be in Grade 6 this year (2024) to apply.
  • Applicant must not be older than 12 years of age and not younger than 11 years of age in Grade 6 (Candidates must be born in 2012 and 2013)
  • Clearly demonstrate financial need (Household income must not exceed a monthly gross income of R20 000, including business revenue).
Applicant must obtain a minimum of 70 % for English and Mathematics in Grade 5.
  • Applicant must be a South African citizen.

Some of the main elements covered by the Scholarship:

  • Tuition and boarding
  • Uniform, stationery, textbooks, toiletries, casual clothing
  • A monthly allowance
  • Support for extra murals
  • Workshops, speaker events and seminars
  • Regional Entrepreneurial Experience sessions
  • Annual entrepreneurial conference
  • Online learning conference
  • Programme Officer (mentorship, one on one Courageous Conversation)

Ways to Apply:

  • Visit www.allangrayorbis.org to apply online or download the application forms.
  • Post application form to Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, Freepost no: CB 11349 Kloof Street, 8008. Register your mail so you can track it to avoid the application form from being lost
  • Hand Deliver to 46 Hof Street, Oranjezicht Cape Town or 1st Floor, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, 1 Protea Place, Cnr of Fredman Dr and Protea Place, Sandton, Johannesburg.

Applications close on 16 September 2024, 17:00 SAST.

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