Allan Gray Orbis Foundation opens 2024 high school scholarship applications for Grade 6 learners

Applications close on 16 September 2024, at 5pm. Picture: LinkedIn Sales Navigator/Pexels

Applications close on 16 September 2024, at 5pm. Picture: LinkedIn Sales Navigator/Pexels

Published Jul 1, 2024


THE Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, a member of the Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropies, opened its annual applications for the High School Scholarship Programme to all current and eligible Grade 6 learners across South Africa.

The High School Scholarship is designed to nurture young entrepreneurial development and aims to produce confident scholars with entrepreneurial thinking, unlocked potential, leadership qualities, a desire to create value and to solve our countries most pressing social and economic challenges.

To be a successful recipient of this scholarship, Grade 6 learners must demonstrate academic excellence, entrepreneurial leadership potential, as well as financial need.

The programme offers Grade 6 learners funding to enrol at leading high schools across the country in addition to support and interventions that develop their entrepreneurial talents.

Application requirements:

– Applicants must be in Grade 6 this year (2024) to apply.

– Applicant must not be older than 12 years of age and not younger than 11 years of age in Grade 6 (Candidates must be born in 2012 and 2013).

– Clearly demonstrate financial need (Household income must not exceed a monthly gross income of R20 000, including business revenue).

– Applicant must obtain a minimum of 70% for English and mathematics in Grade 5.

– Applicant must be a South African citizen.

Some of the main elements covered by the scholarship:

– Tuition and boarding.

– Uniform, stationery, textbooks, toiletries and casual clothing.

– A monthly allowance.

– Support for extra murals.

– Workshops, speaker events and seminars.

– Regional entrepreneurial experience sessions.

– Annual entrepreneurial conference.

– Online learning conference.

– Programme officer (mentorship, one on one Courageous Conversation).

Ways to apply:

Visit to apply online or download the application forms.

Post application form to Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, Freepost no: CB 11349 Kloof Street, 8008. Register your mail so you can track it to avoid the application form from being lost.

Hand deliver to 46 Hof Street, Oranjezicht, Cape Town or 1st Floor, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, 1 Protea Place, corner of Fredman Drive and Protea Place, Sandton, Johannesburg.

Applications close on September 16, at 5pm.