The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls Scholarship

Scholarship Opportunities
South Africa
Posted 3 years ago

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls Scholarship is available to students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programmes and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the Academy.

It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programmes, athletic, cultural, residential and other school-administered programmes.

Through the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation, Ms. Winfrey funds the Academy and supports its graduates along with their post-matric journey. In 2018 the 7th OWLAG class enters university with the assistance of the Foundation.


Institution of Study: The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls

Nationality Eligible: South African

Level of Study: Grade 7

Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls Scholarship Eligibility:

Students qualify to apply 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

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.


Download the application form here

Completed application forms must be addressed and sent to:

Attention: Student Recruitment

P O Box 1485, Henley on Klip, 1962

Email to:


Application Deadline: 16 February 2018.


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