Calling All Current Grade 6 Learners

Calling All Current Grade 6 Learners


The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Scholarship applications are closing 30th September. The Foundation believes that a solid education is the starting point for any entrepreneurial journey. The Scholarship opportunity is therefore available to all current Grade 6 learners who demonstrate the potential to excel academically and show entrepreneurial potential.

The Scholarship covers full high school tuition and boarding fees. In addition, Scholars will receive allowances to subsidise travel, stationery, prescribed books, toiletries, school uniforms, civilian clothing, pocket money and extra-mural activities. Scholars also participate in the Foundation’s Development Programme, which aims to develop an entrepreneurial mindset.

The Foundation chooses to partner with schools that have a track record of excellence. Successful Scholars will have the opportunity to attend one of the Foundation’s placement schools.

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Application Criteria

  • Applicant must be in Grade 6 this year (2016) and a South African citizen.
  • Academic requirements: Applicants must achieve 70% or higher in Mathematics and English and an average of 70% in both Grade 5 and Grade 6.
  • Evidence of entrepreneurial potential:
    • Intellectual Imagination: enjoys being creative and innovative
    • Achievement Excellence: sets high academic and non-academic standards for self
    • Courageous Commitment: must be courageous and determined, brave and persistent
    • Spirit of Significance: wants to impact others and make a difference
    • Personal Initiative: prepared to take action to address challenges.

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How to apply:

  • Visit to download an application form, or
  • SMS “SCHOLAR” + “Your Fax Nr.” to 36777 to have an application form faxed to you. You can also get an application form from your school.

Watch this video to learn more about the Scholarship opportunity:

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