by Tia

April 2024: Final call for applications – The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation is calling on matriculants across the country who display academic excellence and entrepreneurial potential to apply for its University Fellowship Programme ahead of the 30 April 2024 closing date.

The University Fellowship Programme equips candidates with more than just a degree – it provides them with the right tools to flourish in their industry and become a business leader who makes a big impact. Not only will it transform them on a personal level, but it will also fuel their desire to redesign their world and contribute to the advancement of their community.

Successful candidates will receive access to entrepreneurial mindset development, needs based funding for their university studies as well as a personal and industry mentor. All of which will nurture and develop their skills enabling them to develop into high impact responsible entrepreneurs.

Applications Requirements:

· South African citizenship

· Applicants must be under the age of 21 in the year of application.

· Minimum of 60% in pure Mathematics or a minimum of 80% in Mathematical Literacy for final Grade 11 results

· Minimum average of 70% for final Grade 11 results (excluding Life Orientation)

· Intention to study towards a Commerce, Science, Engineering, Law, Humanities, Arts & Health Science degree (excluding Medicine, Veterinary Science and Dentistry) at the University of the Witwatersrand, University of Johannesburg, University of Cape Town, Nelson Mandela University, Rhodes University, University of the Western Cape, Stellenbosch University, University of Pretoria, University of the Free State, TSiBA and University of KwaZulu-Natal

· Applicants with a combined annual household income of R1 million pa and below will receive full funding, whereas applicants with a combined household income of above R1 million will receive needs-based funding.

Applications close 30 April 2024, 17:00 SAST. Kindly note, the application process is rigorous and no extensions for late applications will be granted. Visit www.allangrayorbis.org to download an application form, or to apply online.

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