GirlCodeZA Scholarship South Africa 2022 – 2023
ABOUT THE COMPANY – GIRLCODEZA
GirlCodeZA Scholarship South Africa | GirlCodeZA is a Non-Profit Organisation that uses technology to empower women. GirlCodeZA believes that companies and products will ultimately become more successful if more women get involved in technology, development, design, and leadership.
GirlCodeZA has three main initiatives, namely GirlCoder club, Online Coding Bootcamp, and Hackathons.
The GirlCoder club is a national network collection of coding clubs led by volunteers. These clubs are open to high school females who want to build a solid foundation in coding as well as enhance their skills and knowledge.
The Online Coding Bootcamp or ‘GirlCoder Workshops’ is a 6 month, in-person, and hands-on Bootcamp programme aiming to teach girls how to become developers.
Lastly, the Hackathon is an annual event hosted in Women’s month with the focus being on getting young girls to renew, elevate, and spark an interest in coding. GirlCodeZA aims to bridge the gap in the lack of skills in technology and it believes it can be done by empowering females.
ABOUT THE GIRLCODEZA BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED
GirlCodeZA is inviting female students to apply for their 3 month Online BootCamp Scholarship, followed by Job Placement.
The online Bootcamp programme is open to graduates who have completed an NQF level 5 qualification, Diploma, Degree or BTech within the broader field of IT, Computer Science, and Software Engineering and are interested in enhancing their coding skills.
GirlCodeZA, partnered with a famous technology investor, will be awarding this opportunity to 300 unemployed female graduates, commencing in January 2022.
The streams offered in this programme are AWS Cloud Practitioner and Java SE 8 Programmer 1 and at the end of this programme, candidates will be granted job opportunities/ placements in tech companies across the country.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE GIRLCODEZA BURSARY
Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
- You must be a South African citizen
- You must be female
- You must be between the ages of 18 and 34 years old
- You must have recently completed an NQF level 5 qualification, Diploma, Degree or BTech within the broader field of IT, Computer Science, and Software Engineering
- You must be unemployed
- Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE GIRLCODEZA BURSARY
Candidates must follow these steps to apply:
Step 1: Visit the Girl code learning platform
Step 3: Complete the “Aptitude Test January 2022 Intake test”
Step 5: Download the contract and fill in the relevant information
Step 6: Upload the following relevant documents (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
- Scholarship contract (signed copy)
- ID document (certified copy: not older than 3 months)
- Certificate of completed qualification/s (certified copy: not older than 3 months)
- Affidavit or police clearance confirming that you have a clear criminal record
CLOSING DATE FOR THE GIRLCODEZA BURSARY
10 December 2021 (at 5 pm).
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER
For any queries related to this scholarship programme, please contact GirlCodeZA directly:
NSFAS National Student Financial Aid Schemes
NSFAS: What is NSFAS?
NSFAS, or National Student Financial Aid Scheme, was established according to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme Act of 1999 and incorporated the Tertiary Education Fund of South Africa (TEFSA), which stopped operating in 2000.