Allan Gray strives to help financially strained pupils to complete their high school education by placing qualifying candidates at their partner placement schools. Candidates that show an innovative business potential that can prove they need financial support will be considered for these bursaries. This bursary program helps pupils develop their full potential as to become successful responsible entrepreneurs with a passion.
Entrepreneurial programs will be made available to successful candidates to provide them with a more solid start in life. Allan Gray knows that every candidate is special in a way and comes from different unique backgrounds but they intend to provide each with the skills needed to become educated members of society that can start and run a business successfully. They offer unique opportunities for South African students as well as students from Swaziland and Botswana.
Allan Gray Bursaries
Bursaries cover the following within its terms:
- Full High School tuition fees
- Boarding fees where applicable
- Allowance for the needed books
- Allowance for the needed stationary
- Allowance for school uniforms
- Allowance for private clothes
- Allowance for traveling if deemed necessary
- Allowance for Extra activities at the school
- Pocket money
They do try and place students in their own provinces but the available space does not always allow this and the child needs to know that they might be placed in another province.
Allan Gray Bursaries Available
The bursaries available are dependent on the space they have available in each province.
The schools in each province that are partner placement schools are as follows:
- St Cyprians
- Rustenburg Girl’s High School
- Rondebosch Boy’s High School
- Clarendon Girls’ High School
- Selborne High School College
- Grey High School
- Collegiate High School for Girls
Kwa Zulu Natal
- Epworth independent High School
- Michael House
- Pietermaritzburg High School for Girls
- St Mary’s High School in Waverly
- St Alban’s High School College
- St Andrew’s Girls’ High School
- King Edward VII High School
Allan Gray Bursary Requirements
Candidates who want to be considered need to adhere to the following conditions and necessities:
- Grade six pupil in current year
- Have an overall average of 70% or higher
- Have an average for English of 70% or higher
- Have an average for Mathematics of 70% or higher
- Have an average for Literacy of 70% or higher in the Annual National Assessments (ANA)
- Have an average for Numeracy of 70% or higher in the Annual National Assessments (ANA)
- Candidate will be required to provide proof of the need for financial assistance
- Candidate must be a South African citizen
- All required documentation needs to be certified.
Candidates need to reveal the following characteristics as well:
- Pupils who are inventive and highly resourceful shows Intellectual Imagination
- Pupils who are brave/gutsy, as well as determined/resolute, shows Courageous Commitment
- Pupils who are equipped to address change and yield action shows Personal Initiative
- Pupils who love to make an effect on others and make changes shows a Spirit of Significance
- Pupils who set high academic, as well as non-academic principles for themselves show Achievement Excellence
Allan Gray Bursaries Application
To be eligible for this bursary a pupil needs to follow the selection process guidelines as follow:
- Complete the application form
- Attach the following certified copies to your application form
- Birth Certificate / ID Book / Passport for the applicant
- ID Documents for both parents / guardians
- If needed the Death certificate of parent / guardian
- Grade 5 end results
- Grade 6 mid-year results
- Annual National Assessment (ANA) results with school stamp on for Grade 6
- Proof of latest income slip or statement for both parents / guardians
- If the parents / guardians own a business income statements must be provided
- If the parents / guardians own a business 3 months bank statements will also be required
- If parents / guardians are un-employed an original affidavit needs to be provided with reasons for being unemployed
- Signature of both parents / guardians is required on the application form
If the form is incomplete or all the required documentation is not supplied the application will be unsuccessful.
- Candidate will be placed on a short list and notified of the interview time and date
- Candidates on the short list will also receive an invitation to attend a two-day selection camp
- Recommendations will then be made of candidates to the placement schools
- Finally, the bursary will be awarded and candidates will be required to sign a memorandum of agreement with the foundation as well as the placement school.
Forms and inquiries can be e-mailed to the following sections firstname.lastname@example.org this is for Grade 6 pupils or email@example.com for Grade 12 or 1st-year students. For more information on their Fellowship program or their Scholarship program visit these pages online.
Closing date for applications is the beginning of September each year and candidates are asked to refrain from faxing or e-mailing application forms. You can however obtain an application form via sms and you will also receive notifications about the progress of you application via SMS so it is also of utmost importance to include a cellphone number on your application. To receive an application form you can simply sms ‘SCHOLAR’, as well as ‘YOUR FAX NUMBER’ to 36777 and an application will be faxed to you.
Applicant’s approval is completely up to the Allan Gray Scholarship Foundations discretion. The foundation is also not obliged to give any details upon unsuccessful applications.