The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation offers an opportunity like no other. Picture: Supplied

Do you go against, behind and in front of the grain? Are you the streetwise, running anti-clockwise? Do you see the unseen? Do you dream the undreamed? 

This is a call to you, future entrepreneurs. Applications for the most comprehensive and stimulating scholarship opportunity in Southern Africa closes September 30, 2017.

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation offers an opportunity like no other and its high school scholarship opportunity is available to all current Grade 6 learners for the 2017 academic year. 

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 and Leadership Programmes, which aims to enhance an entrepreneurial mindset. The Foundation partners with schools that have a track record of excellence. Successful scholars will have the opportunity to attend one of the foundation’s placement schools.


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
  • The applicant must be a South African citizen.

Visit to download an application form, or SMS “SCHOLAR and your fax number or email address” to 36777 to have an application form faxed or emailed to you (SMS is free)