The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (OWLAG) is an all-girls boarding school that offers grades 8 to 12 education in Gauteng Province, South Africa. The private school was started in 2002 by well-known American entertainer, philanthropist and entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey after some discussions with Nelson Mandela in 2000. By 2007, the school opened with 72 students, all of whom were able to graduate in 2011. This year, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls Grade 8 Scholarship programme is open for deserving students.
Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls Grade 8 Scholarship Programme 2020
OWLAG South Africa provides funding to supplement the student’s scholarship and loans. The school takes in students regardless of race, color, ethnic and national roots. Selected scholars are afforded all the privileges, rights, school activities and programmes regular students have access to. There is no discrimination on the basis of colour of skin, race, ethnicity and nationality in the creation of its policies such as admission, loan and scholarship granting, and other programmes including cultural, residential, athletic and other activities sanctioned by the school.
Requirements or Eligibility
Students may qualify for the OWLAG Grade 8 Scholarship programme if they satisfy the following requirements:
- South African citizen or with relevant permanent residency status
- Has leadership potential and with outstanding academic performance
- Total household income not higher than R10,000
- Currently in Grade 7
How to Apply
Those who satisfy the initial criteria will need to accomplish the application form which can be downloaded below:
Be sure to accomplish form completely and attach the required documents accordingly. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Completed application forms can be sent via post to:
Attention: Student Recruitment
Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy For Girls
P O Box 1485, Henley on Klip, 196
or via email to:
If no correspondence has been received by 15 March 2019, consider your application as unsuccessful
Opening and Closing Dates
OWLAG will start accepting applications by 14 January 2019 until 15 February 2019.
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