Gallagher Foundation Scholarship South Africa 2024

By | January 30, 2024

Gallagher Foundation Scholarship South Africa 2024

ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDER – GALLAGHER FOUNDATION

Gallagher Foundation Scholarship South Africa 2024 | The Gallagher Foundation was founded in 2001 by Ellen and Jerry Gallagher to provide scholarships to university students in 3 countries, namely South Africa; Mexico and Turkey. The first scholarships awarded by the foundation were in 2002 in South Africa, followed by Mexico in 2004 and Turkey in 2005.

The purpose of the scholarship is to assist young leaders with their studies, who they believe will positively impact their developing country by bringing peace and prosperity.

Students are funded to study at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, at ITESM Monterrey Campus in Mexico and at Bogazici University in Turkey.

ABOUT THE GALLAGHER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

The Gallagher Foundation is inviting students to apply for their scholarship programme, for the 2024 academic year.

Scholarships will be awarded for undergraduate studies at the University of Cape Town (UCT), in the following fields:

  • Architecture
  • Business
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • History
  • Law
  • Language
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Technology

(The Gallagher Foundation Scholarship is also available for studies in Mexico at ITESM – Monterrey Campus, and in Turkey at Boğaziçi University.)

 

ABOUT THE GALLAGHER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME – EXPENSES COVERED

The full scholarship will provide cover for the following expenses: tuition fees, books, study supplies, accommodation, meals, transport and a living allowance.

The Gallagher Foundation generally awards 5 scholarships each year (per country).

Zabusaries.com is committed to keeping you up to date with the latest bursary opportunities, and this article covers all details about the Gallagher Foundation Scholarship.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE GALLAGHER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your bursary application not being considered):

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must have a strong academic record
  • You must intend on studying within one of the fields listed above
  • You must be admitted to study at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 2024, with final acceptance received
  • You must be entering your first year of study in 2024
  • You must have achieved high results in all competency areas of the National Benchmark Test (read all about the NBT here)
  • You must come from a financially disadvantaged background and have proof of financial need
  • You must have high level of ethical values (including: belief that progress can be achieved without violence, commitment to making a difference in your country, traits which align with the Gallagher Foundation Traits of Distinguished Leaders)
  • You must demonstrate strong leadership potential (in any of the following areas: special projects, awards received, extracurricular activities, service work)
  • You must have applied for NSFAS funding
  • You must NOT be receiving any other scholarship funding (except for merit based awards)
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HOW TO APPLY FOR THE GALLAGHER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Applications must be submitted online at: Gallagher Foundation Scholarship Application 2024

Enter “Zabusaries.com” in the field asking how you heard about the Gallagher Foundation Scholarship.
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • Recent photograph
  • High School results
  • Final Acceptance to study at UCT
  • National Benchmark test scores
  • Recommendation letter (from an individual who can provide information about your character, academic accomplishments, community service involvement and extracurricular activities – eg: a teacher, mentor, guidance counselor, athletic coach or employer – NOT from a family member)
  • Parents or guardians proof of income (latest payslips/ letter from employer/ affidavit if unemployed/ pension documents)
  • 4 short essays (1. Describing a time in your life when telling the truth was the most difficult option and what you learnt from it 2. One word that would define your hope to improve your country and why 3. What you like to see happen to South Africa in 50 years and how do you will participate 4. Three world leaders you respect, what makes them great leaders and a commonality they share in their leadership)

 

IMPORTANT DATES REGARDING THE GALLAGHER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

  • Gallagher Foundation application opens on 1 November 2023.
  • Gallagher Foundation application close on 1 March 2024.
  • Applicants will be notified of their status in the next phase of the selection process on 19 April 2024.
  • Final Gallagher Foundation candidates will be interviewed by between 6 and 12 May 2024.
  • Applicants will be notified of final selection on 15 May 2024.
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CLOSING DATE FOR THE GALLAGHER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

1 March 2024 (at 20:00).
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

CONTACT THE SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDER

For any queries related to this scholarship programme, please contact the Gallagher Foundation directly:
Contact form: https://gallagherfoundation.org/contact
Applicants are encouraged to read the FAQ’s before making any enquiries.
Please do NOT contact the Gallagher Foundation if this scholarship has already closed.

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