2022 Allan Gray Foundation Fellowship

The Fellowship is the next step in your education, and your education is more than just a degree – it’s 360 degrees of entrepreneurial training. It’s the ability to see the complete picture, to use your voice to fill gaps. It’s a directive to do business that’s inclusive, innovative and downright inspirational. Your degree is an open-ended invitation to redesign the world – and it’s got your name on it.

First-Year University Applications

The Aim of the Fellowship Programme

The aim of our Fellowship Programme is to help university students prepare for life as high-impact, responsible entrepreneurs. Applicants must be in Grade 12 or 1st-year university. Once applicants are successful, they are onboarded as Candidate Allan Gray Fellows.

 

 

Choosing entrepreneurship as a viable career path

 

The Fellowship Programme focuses on cultivating entrepreneurship in Candidate Fellows by ensuring that by the end of the Fellowship Programme they desire to create value through responsible entrepreneurship, see entrepreneurship as a viable career path, are able to take an idea and develop it into a viable opportunity, understand the value proposition of the Foundation and E2, as well as value the culture of community and collaboration. Furthermore, their entrepreneurial mindset development curriculum is disseminated via the AGOF Online Campus.

 

Deepening the understanding of entrepreneurship

 

In addition to financial and academic support, each candidate is allocated a Personal Development Officer, helping them get to grips with the transition into a new environment; an Entrepreneurial Leadership Officer, who probes them to flex their entrepreneurial muscles; as well as an industry mentor, who deepens their understanding of entrepreneurial traits and concepts in the working world.

 

Fellowship Application Requirements & Process

Minimum of 60% in Pure Mathematics OR a minimum of 80% in Mathematical literacy for final grade 11 results
A minimum average of 70% for final Grade 11 results (excluding Life Orientation)
Applicants must be under the age of 21 in the year of their application
South African Citizenship
Intention to study towards a Commerce, Science, Engineering, Law, Humanities, Arts & Health Science (Excluding Medicine, Veterinary Science and Dentistry) degree at the WITS, UJ, UCT, NMU, RU, UWC, SU, UP, UFS and UKZN.
Submit your application form and supporting documentation online or via post before or on 30 April 2021, 17:00 SAST
Successful applicant candidates will be invited for an interview in July 2021
Successful interview candidates will be invited to a selection camp in October 2021
To ensure that we offer you the best possible support and customer service, please ensure that you give yourself enough time to complete the application form before the closing date. We recommend dedicating at least two days to it.
 
65% average in the 2021 June exams
Not older than 22 years of age in 2021
South African Citizenship
Currently studying at either – UCT, UWC, Tsiba, SU, RU, NMU, UKZN, UFS, Wits, UP or UJ
Currently studying towards a degree in either – Law, Commerce, Science, Arts, Humanities, Engineering or Health Science (excluding Medicine, Veterinary Science and Dentistry)
In addition to ID copy, applicants will also be required to submit proof of academic registration in 2021
Submit your application form and supporting documentation (Certified final Grade 11 results, certified copy of ID, a certified copy of proof of academic registration) online on or before 30 September 2021, 17:00 SAST
Successful applicant candidates will be invited for an interview
Successful interview candidates will be invited to a selection camp
To ensure that we offer you the best possible support and customer service, please ensure that you give yourself enough time to complete the application form before the closing date. We recommend dedicating at least two days to it.
Our 11 Partner Universities:
 
EASTERN CAPE
Rhodes University
Nelson Mandela University
GAUTENG
University of Johannesburg
University of Pretoria
University of the Witwatersrand                    
KWAZULU-NATAL
University of KwaZulu-Natal                    
 
WESTERN CAPE
University of Cape Town
University of the Western Cape                    
TSIBA                    
Stellenbosch University
FREE STATE
University of the Free State                    
 
Do you have big plans for the future?

Do you dream of ideas that could better the world?

If you think you have what it takes to be a future boss entrepreneur, apply to join our Fellowship Programme and become one of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation’s community of current and future entrepreneurs.

First Year Applications

 
 
 
 
 

It’s so easy to just give someone money but the Foundation really invests in your pathway as an individual, it makes you realise what you are truly passionate about, and it also provides you with mentors who force you to think outside of your comfort zone.

– Bongani Ndlovu, Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellow, 2015

 
What the Fellowship covers
 
Textbooks & tutoring allowance
Monthly stipend
Full tuition at one of our 10 partner universities
University accommodation and meals
Speakers and seminars                                         
Experiential exercises                     
Workshops                                         
 
Personal Leadership Officer (mentorship)
Industry mentor
Like-minded community
Tertiary qualification
Responsible thinking and entrepreneurial mindset
Well-rounded individual
Community-orientated learning
 
 
Ideation, Validation and Creation

As a means of encouraging ideation, the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation has developed a carefully refined internal Ideation Accelerator, known as the IVC programme (Ideation, Validation and Creation). The IVC programme is open to any Programme Participants who might have a business idea which they would like to pursue. The programme allows for exploration of an idea through curriculum, business coaching and market testing and has seen a lot of success.

 
 
 
 
The Ideation process is designed for Candidate Fellows and Fellows who are yet to discover a problem or potential solution but would like to actively embark on an intentional journey through entrepreneurship and the IVC Programme. The aim of the Ideation process is for programme participants to learn about the key processes, tools and mindset required to spot opportunities and develop solutions to these problems.
The Creation Process for Candidate Fellows and Fellows who have validated their business idea, have found product-market fit and are post-revenue. The Creation process aims to get the programme participants ready for funding or acceleration.
 
The Validation Process is for Candidate Fellows and Fellows who have identified a problem they wish to solve. A business is only created once there is proof that the idea solves a real customer problem and creates value for those customers. The aim of the Validation process is for programme participants to make sure their ideas are desirable, viable and feasible.
 

FAQS

General Questions

Grade 12 Questions

First-Year Questions

Questions from Teachers

I have a really enterprising and entrepreneurial student in my class, but their academic performance is not a C average. Can you help?

So you’ve seen it. You’ve seen a future where entrepreneurship changes the world. You’ve seen long-term equality and prosperity spread like wildfire through your community, your country and your world. You’ve seen it because it started with you.

 
 
 
 
 
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