20 August 2020

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship Programme 2020

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

The aim of our Fellowship Programme is to help university students prepare for life as a high-impact, responsible entrepreneur. Applicants must be in Grade 12 or 1st year university and have a 70% overall academic average. Once applicants are successful, they are on boarded as Candidate Allan Gray Fellows.

About

The Foundation was created in 2005 as part of Allan Gray’s vision to make a sustainable, long-term contribution to Southern Africa by nurturing the emerging entrepreneurial potential from the region.

His entrepreneurial journey has taught him that it takes time, patience and long-term support to build the kind of high-impact entrepreneurs that will make wide-reaching and significant economic and social impacts on a country. It was from this vision that the Foundation was born and now runs in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland.

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation is funded by a donation of 7% of the taxed profits from Allan Gray Limited. As these may fluctuate, the commitment is supported by an endowment trust capitalised with over R1 billion, which was donated by Allan Gray.

Requirements: 

  • Applicants must be under the age of 22 in the year of their application.
  • South African Citizenship

Degrees: 

  • Commerce
  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Humanities
  • Arts & Health Science (Excluding Medicine, Veterinary Science and Dentistry) 

Application closing date: 30 October 2020


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.

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