Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls: 2014 Applications

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.They admit students of any race, colour, national and ethnic origin. Similarly, all students are given access to the rights, privileges, programmes and activities that are made available at the Academy. The Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, national and ethnic origin in the administration of our educational and admissions policies, scholarship and loan programmes, athletic and other  school-administered activities.Selected applicants will be invited to write entrance tests, which will be held at a number of different venues throughout South Africa.Further selection and more extensive testing of academic and leadership potential will follow this first round. Final selection camps lasting 2 or 3 days will be held at the Academy later in the year.

Application Criteria

Students must meet the following:
  • Be are academically talented and have leadership potential
  • Be a South African citizen or permanent resident
  • Family’s total income is less than R8,000 per month
  • Be currently in Grade 7, entering Grade 8 in 2015
  • Be currently in Grade 9, entering Grade 10 in 2015

How to apply

Applications open on the 13th of January 2014 and close on the 14th of February 2014.

Click here to download the application form.