Gallagher Foundation Scholarship 2024

The Gallagher Foundation awards five scholarships each year to students who deserve to pursue further fields of studies, regardless of their gender, religion or race. The scholarships only go to students who plan to pursue the following fields of study:

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

The scholarship includes the following expenses:

  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation
  • Study supplies
  • Books
  • Meals
  • Transport

About the Gallagher Foundation

Jerry and Ellen Gallagher founded the Gallagher Foundation in 2001. It offers undergraduate scholarships to students in three countries, including South Africa. Foundation scholarships are open only to students studying at the University of Cape Town (UCT), a prestigious institution of higher learning. By funding South Africa’s future leaders’ education, the Gallagher Foundation aims to ensure that peace and prosperity continue to reign in South Africa.

Applicants are subjected to a review process and should demonstrate core values of the Gallagher Foundation. These include being a visionary, demonstrating sound ethics, tolerance towards others, diligence in their studies, and a commitment to making South Africa a better country.

Gallagher Foundation Scholarship Requirements and Eligibility

Before applying, candidates must first satisfy the following requirements. Failure to satisfy these requirements will result in their application getting disregarded:

  • Must be a citizen of South African.
  • Must have a strong academic record.
  • Must have the intention of studying within one of the fields of study mentioned above.
  • Must plan to enter their first year of study in the year 2021.
  • Must apply to study at the University of Cape Town and receive conditional acceptance.
  • Must have achieved high results in all of the National Benchmark Test’s competency areas. (read all about the NBT here)
  • Must have a high level of ethical values including opposition to violence and a commitment to make a difference in their country.
  • Must have a strong potential for leadership in any leadership activity like awards received, extracurricular activities, special projects, and service work.

How to Apply and Application Details

Interested applicants may apply online at

The applicants must also submit clear copies of the following documents together with the accomplished application form. Failure to comply will result in the application getting disregarded:

  • A recent photograph
  • The most recent high school academic record.
  • Test results from NBT.
  • Proof of conditional acceptance from the University of Cape Town.
  • A letter of recommendation from a mentor, teacher, athletic coach, employer or guidance counselor.
  • Proof of Income in the form of most recent payslips, a letter from the applicant’s employer or pension documents.

Closing Date

1 March 2024

Important Dates Regarding The Scholarship

  • The Gallagher Foundation application opens on 1 November 2023.
  • The Gallagher Foundation application closes 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 Gallagher Foundation Representatives from 6 May to 12 May 2024.
  • Applicants will be notified of final selection on 15 May 2024.

Contact Details

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact Gallagher Foundation directly:

Telephone Number: 011 484 7505
Online Contact Form:

Please do not send any questions after the closing date. View our other bursaries/scholarships open for application here:

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