Allan Gray Fellowship for Young Africans
The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation offers the Allan Gray Fellowship to young Grade 12 and 1st Year University students from countries of Southern Africa, namely, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland to develop future high impact responsible entrepreneurs.
The exceptional Allan Gray Fellowship, offered to Southern Africa’s pioneering bright young students, is an initiative to develop students, known as Allan Gray Candidate Fellows, into Southern Africa’s future high impact responsible entrepreneurs.
GENERAL 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, realising 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
Apart from being entrepreneurially minded, there are a couple of mandatory academic requirements that applicants need to fulfill. Please see official webpage (link to it is below) for complete requirements.
PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS (Above and Beyond Mandatory Requirements):
- Have you played any leadership roles at school or university as either a Prefect, member of the LRC, or sport team captain?
- Have you attained any formal school or university awards within the Academics, Cultural or Service fields?
- In the last 3 years, have you created an original product or service, developed it and possibly sold it (preferably NOT including any school market days you may have participated in)
OR have you initiated an activity or project that has made an impact in your school, university, community or environment?
- Have you recently worked in any environment to generate your own money?
- Do you participate in any sporting activities at school, university or outside this environment?
- Also, Do you participate in any cultural activities at school, university or outside this environment?
- Do you display an ability to manage your emotions effectively?
- Are you generally aware of the emotions of those around you and react appropriately?
- Do you display an ability to be flexible and adaptable with change?
- Are you able to describe an occasion or occasions where you have been able to achieve success despite difficulty?
- Do you consistently demonstrate perseverance, tenacity and goal-oriented behaviour?
If you answered yes to most of these questions, then you are eligible to apply.