Allan Gray Scholarship for Grade 8 2023 – 2024: Allan Gray Scholarship programme aims to produce a confident scholar with entrepreneurial thinking, unlocked potential, leadership qualities, a desire to create value, ability to solve problems, an aspiration and intention to be a Fellow, an understanding of the culture of community and collaboration, and a positive attitude. The Scholarship Programme is designed to equip the youth with an entrepreneurial mindset to enable future generations to redress the inequalities of the past and to continue the economic and social transformation of Southern Africa.

Requirements for Allan Gray Scholarship for Grade 8

Our Scholarship Programme targets financially constrained Grade 6 learners who have significant entrepreneurial potential. Their 70% overall academic average allows them to apply for the opportunity to be placed in a quality South African High School environment for learning and growth. Their potential is nurtured through a programme which combines classroom learning with online and peers learning, as well as one-on-one interventions and access to the Foundation Online Campus (OLC). Scholars are further supported through mentorship by a dedicated Programme Officer.

Watch: About the Allan Gray Entrepreneurship Challenge

Ensure you meet the following requirements before applying:

  • Applicant must be a current grade 6 learner in year of application
  • Applicant must be a South African citizen
  • Candidates must not be older than 12 years of age and not younger than 11 years of age in grade 6
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need
  • Applicant must obtain a minimum of 70% for English and Mathematics
  • Application must obtain a Minimum overall average of 70%
  • The applicant must demonstrate the following entrepreneurial characteristics:
    • Growth Mindset – the belief that one’s intelligence can be developed
    • Self-Efficacy – self-belief to achieve goals
    • Leadership – to positively lead and influence others
    • Opportunity Identification – ability to identify opportunities of value
    • Curiosity – ability to explore and discover new information
    • Problem Solving – the ability to creatively solve problems

PLEASE NOTE: Post Office strikes may delay the delivery of your application form. Consider registered mail, fast mail and courier services to avoid disappointment.

Selection Process for 2023 – 2024

Allan Gray Scholarship for Grade 8 2023 selection process

Application form download

For 2023 -2024 applications, please inquire here: scholarship@allangrayorbis.org

Applications Deadlines

The deadline to submit Allan Gray Scholarship Application Form for 2023 studies, was 30 September 2021.

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