Kouga Wind Farm Bursary South Africa 2024

By | December 25, 2023

Kouga Wind Farm Bursary South Africa 2024

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROVIDER – KOUGA WIND FARM

Kouga Wind Farm Bursary South Africa 2024 | Kouga Wind Farm is a renewable energy project located near Port Elizabeth, between Oyster Bay and St Francis Bay. The Wind Farm delivers 80 megawatts of grid-connected capacity, by making use of the wind that sweep the Eastern Cape coastline of South Africa. The Farm is one of 28 wind farms approved by the Department of Energy, in the first round of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement programme.

Kouga Wind Farm has 32 turbines, which mitigates over 300 000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent in greenhouse gas emissions every year and is committed to creating a brighter, cleaner future for the surrounding communities.

The Kouga Wind Farm bursary programme, formed in 2018, is just one of the many sustainable projects the company has formed, in order to improve the quality of life of youth in the community, and to equip them with skills and resources to build healthier, happier communities.

ABOUT THE KOUGA WIND FARM BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

Kouga Wind Farm is inviting students to apply for their Bursary Programme, for the 2024 academic year.

Bursaries will be awarded for to students residing in KwaNomzamo, Umzamowethu, Sea Vista or Kruisfontein, for studies within the following fields:

  • Undergraduate Degree, Diploma or Certificate studies in ANY field
  • Trade skill and specialised courses (including Electrical work, Plumbing, Building, Motor Mechanic, Culinary, etc)

 

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MORE ABOUT THE KOUGA WIND FARM BURSARY PROGRAMME – EXPENSES COVERED & RENEWAL

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses (either full or partial cover, depending on the students need): registration fees, tuition fees, prescribed study materials, accommodation and a stipend.

Students will also have access to a mentor throughout their studies.

Bursaries will be awarded for 1 academic year at a time and bursary recipients will be required to reapply for funding each year. Renewal of the bursary will depend on academic performance (students passing at least 75% of their courses).

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE KOUGA WIND FARM 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 under 29 years old
  • You must reside in one of these areas: KwaNomzamo, Umzamowethu, Sea Vista or Kruisfontein
  • You must be currently in Matric (in 2023) or have completed Matric
  • You must be registered or provisionally accepted to study towards an Undergraduate Degree, Diploma or Certificate or a trade skill (the bursary does NOT fund postgraduate studies) OR intend on studying towards a trade skill from a training institution or college that offers skills and specialised courses such as electrical work, plumbing, building, motor mechanic, culinary, etc
  • You must be registered or provisionally accepted to study at a recognised public University, TVET College, FET College or training institution in South Africa
  • Your parents or guardians total household income must NOT be more than R350 000 per annum
  • Returning Beneficiary: you must have passed a minimum of 75% of your 2023 modules and you must have completed 50 hours of community service on time in 2023
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HOW TO APPLY FOR THE KOUGA WIND FARM BURSARY

Applications must be submitted online at: Kouga Wind Farm Bursary Application 2024

Enter “Zabusaries.com” in the field asking how you heard about the Kouga Wind Farm bursary.
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
New Applicants (who have NOT previously received a bursary from Kouga Wind Farm):

  • South African ID Document (certified copy)
  • Grade 11 final results and Matric most recent results, if completed Matric in 2023 and have not received your certificate yet (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, if available (certified copy)
  • Letter of provisional acceptance at a tertiary institution, if not yet studying (certified copy)
  • Full tertiary academic record, if currently studying (certified copy)
  • Parent or guardians proof of income and employment status, not older than 6 months (payslip if employed, affidavit if unemployed, SASSA letter if receiving a grant, death certificate if deceased) (certified copy)
  • Parent or guardians 3 months bank statements
  • Proof of address (municipal bill/ letter from ward councillor / affidavit)

Returning Beneficiary: current Kouga Wind Farm Bursary recipients:

  • Full tertiary academic record
  • Parent or guardians proof of income and employment status, not older than 6 months (payslip if employed, affidavit if unemployed, SASSA letter if receiving a grant, death certificate if deceased) (certified copy)
  • Parents or guardians recent 3 months bank statement

Note: all document must be certified by the South African Police Service or the South African Post Office and not be older than 3 months.

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DEFINITION OF TERMS OF THE KOUGA WIND FARM BURSARY

Applicants must take note of the following terms when applying:

  • First-time applicant: candidates who have NOT previously received a bursary from Kouga Wind Farm.
  • 2023 Beneficiary: current Kouga Wind Farm Bursary recipients.
  • Trade School: institutions that offer skills and specialised courses (including Electrical, Plumbing, Building, Motor Mechanic, Culinary, etc).

 

CLOSING DATE FOR THE KOUGA WIND FARM BURSARY

12 January 2024 (at 16:00).
(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 bursary programme, please contact Kouga Wind Farm directly:
Email: bursary@kougawindfarm.co.za
Please do NOT contact Kouga Wind Farm if this bursary has already closed. View our other bursaries open for application here

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