by Staff Reporter on 02/02/12 at 10:45 am
The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation is offering South Africa’s brightest young minds a head-start in life through its Allan Gray Fellowship Programme. This initiative aims to develop students, known as Allan Gray Fellows, into South Africa’s future high growth entrepreneurial leaders and includes comprehensive financial support as one its many benefits.
The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, a social responsibility initiative funded by the Allan Gray and Orbis groups, aims to assist and develop a new generation of dynamic entrepreneurs and leaders as a means of bringing about job creation in Southern Africa. Every year, the Foundation selects the best and most ambitious Grade 6, Grade 12 and first year university students to join one of its programmes.
Personal endowment by Mr Gray himself
The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation is the social responsibility initiative of the Allan Gray and Orbis Groups in South Africa. It is funded annually by a donation of a minimum of 7% of the taxed profits of the Allan Gray Group, which has committed to making this donation to the Foundation in perpetuity. As profits may fluctuate, this commitment is backed up by a capital endowment of over R1 billion donated by Mr Allan WB Gray, the founder of the Allan Gray and Orbis Groups.
In addition to financial support, the Fellowship Programme also includes exposure to thought leaders, mentorship and entrepreneurial mindset development, as well as access to funding for post-graduate studies for those who have excelled in the programme. Scholarships are available for students wishing to study toward a degree in the fields of commerce, engineering and science, with the exclusion of medicine.
Applicants who pass the initial screening phase will have the opportunity to write the National Benchmark Test. Those who successfully complete this phase will be interviewed and thereafter invited to attend one of the Foundation’s Selection Camps, which is the final stage of the selection process.
For further information on how to apply for the Fellowship programme SMS “FELLOW” to 33427 or download the application form on www.allangrayorbis.org
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