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High-impact entrepreneurs sought

Bursaries for bright young sparks

The Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship is inviting young entrepreneurs to apply for their sought after bursary.
Aspiring future leaders

Does your Grade 12 child or first year university student show great academic potential, or do you know of other bright young people who could become South Africa’s future high-impact entrepreneurial leaders?

If the answers yes, applying for the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship could just well make a young dream come true.

Anthony Farr, chief executive officer of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, says the company believes that high impact entrepreneurial leaders will make important contributions to positive economic, social and political change.

“Therefore, we aim to support and develop talented young South Africans through our fellowship programme, which provides comprehensive financial support, access to entrepreneurial and personal development as well as mentorship opportunities to ensure the individual’s continued progress,” Farr says.

How does it work? Applicants in Grade 12 who pass the initial screening phase must write the National Benchmark Test.

Those who successfully complete this phase will be interviewed and thereafter some are invited to attend one of the selection camps.

Those who are successful through all the stages of the selection process are invited to join the fellowship, giving them access to all the benefits that the programme offers.

“What distinguishes us from other scholarship and bursary programmes is our focus on developing high-impact entrepreneurial leaders.

"It is the foundation’s belief that such individuals are capable of shaping and transforming the future of the Southern African region as they drive to make a positive impact on the world around them.

"The Foundation therefore seeks to nurture and develop an entrepreneurial mindset in the most promising of Southern Africa’s youth through its scholarship and fellowship opportunities,” concludes Farr.

Applications to the fellowship close on the 30 April for Grade 12 learners and on the 31 August for current first year university students.

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