Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Opens Applications for 2024 High School Scholarship Programme

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, part of the Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropies, has announced the opening of its annual applications for the High School Scholarship Programme. This opportunity is available to all current and eligible Grade 6 learners across South Africa.

The High School Scholarship Programme is crafted to foster young entrepreneurial talent. It aims to develop confident scholars who possess entrepreneurial thinking, unlocked potential, leadership qualities, and a drive to address South Africa’s pressing social and economic issues.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be considered for this prestigious scholarship, Grade 6 learners must demonstrate:

– Academic Excellence: Consistently high performance in their studies.

– Entrepreneurial Leadership Potential: Evidence of leadership and innovative thinking.

– Financial Need: Proof that household income does not exceed a monthly gross income of R20,000, including business revenue.

Scholarship Benefits:

The scholarship provides comprehensive support to successful applicants, including:

– Tuition and boarding at leading high schools across South Africa.

– Coverage for uniforms, stationery, textbooks, toiletries, and casual clothing.

– A monthly allowance.

– Support for extracurricular activities.

– Access to workshops, speaker events, and seminars.

– Regional Entrepreneurial Experience sessions.

– Annual entrepreneurial conference.

– Online learning conference.

– Mentorship through a dedicated Programme Officer, including one-on-one Courageous Conversations.

Application Requirements:

– Applicants must be in Grade 6 during 2024.

– Age requirement: Applicants must be born in 2012 or 2013 (11 or 12 years old).

– A minimum of 70% in English and Mathematics in Grade 5.

– Must be a South African citizen.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants can apply in the following ways:

1. Online: Visit [] ( to apply or download application forms.

2. Post: Send the application form to Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, Freepost no: CB 11349 Kloof Street, 8008. Register the mail for tracking purposes.

3. Hand Delivery:

   – Cape Town: 46 Hof Street, Oranjezicht.

   – Johannesburg: 1st Floor, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, 1 Protea Place, Cnr of Fredman Dr and Protea Place, Sandton.


Applications must be submitted by 16 September 2024, 17:00 SAST.

This scholarship programme represents a unique opportunity for young South Africans to access top-tier education and entrepreneurial development, paving the way for the next generation of leaders and innovators.