Application Deadline: 15 February 2019.
The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls provides students in Grades 8 through 12 with an opportunity to develop their full intellectual, social and leadership potential. To be eligible, girls must be South African, demonstrate academic and leadership potential, and come from a disadvantaged background.
The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls – South Africa is a female boarding school founded in January 2007 and located in Johannesburg, South Africa. The academy was founded by Oprah Winfrey with the goal of providing educational and leadership opportunities for academically gifted girls from impoverished backgrounds.
Admission criteria for 2020
Scholarship applications for 2020 open on 14 January 2019 and close on 15 February 2019. Only applications for grade 8 2020 will be accepted. All other grades at the Academy have reached their capacity. If you have not heard from the Academy by 15 March 2019 your application has not been successful.
Students qualify for a scholarship if:
- they are academically talented and have leadership potential
- they are a South African Citizen or permanent resident
- their family or household total income before deductions is less than R10 000 per month
- they are currently in Grade 7
Application forms are available for download here. An electronic (fill-able form) and printable version are available
Terms and conditions apply. No correspondence will be entered into. The Academy’s Selection Committee’s decision is final.
The Selection Process
Once all applications have been received and screened, testing will be arranged for those applicants who meet the criteria. There are several stages to the selection process:
Stage 1: Entrance tests
Applicants who meet the initial criteria will be invited to write entrance tests, which will be held at a number of different venues throughout South Africa.
Stage 2: More extensive testing – academic and leadership potential
Further selection and more extensive testing of academic and leadership potential will follow.
Stage 3: Selection camps – clinical interviews and a range of psychological assessments
Final selection camps, lasting 2 or 3 days, will be held at the Academy later in the year.
Stage 4: Home visits and registration
All successful students will be registered at their homes at the end of the process.
For More Information:
Visit the Official Webpage of the 2020 Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy