Kouga Wind Farm Bursary 2022


About Kouga Wind Farm

Kouga Wind Farm is a wind power-focused renewable energy project that aims to realise the full potential of wind power in South Africa. Having established in 2015, it operates a total of wind turbines located across the Eastern Cape coastline. Together, the turbines generate about 80 megawatts of electricity. Along with that, they mitigate 300,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere. The farms are vital in South Africa’s quest for a low-carbon future. There are 28 more such farms that are approved by the REIPPP programme.

Kouga Wind Farm Bursary 2022

The Wind Farm started a bursary programme to fund the education of certain unprivileged students facing financial challenges in education. This is just one of the many sustainable projects the farm has undertaken.

For the academic session 2022, Kouga Wind Farm will select students from the following areas:

  • KwaNomzamo
  • Umzamowethu
  • Sea Vista and Kruisfontein

You can be pursuing an undergrad degree, diploma, or certificate course in any field of study to be considered. The bursary programme is quite flexible. Those studying at a trade school should be studying in one of these fields of study: electrical, plumbing, construction, motor mechanic, and culinary.

The value of the bursary will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Depending on the need, you will either receive partial or complete coverage of the tuition cost. Furthermore, you will get financial coverage for registration fees, prescribed study materials, and accommodation. But that’s not all. You will also receive a stipend.

Initially, the bursaries will be awarded for one academic year. You can renew for the next by applying once again. However, the renewal will depend on academic performance (students must score at least75%).

Kouga Wind Farm Bursary Application 2022

Eligibility Criteria For The Kouga Wind Farm Bursary

To be selected for the bursary programme, you must fulfill all of the eligibility criteria. These are laid out by Kouga Wind Farm to select the deserving candidates for the bursary. Since there are a limited number of bursaries on offer, it can’t award to everyone. Failing to meet any of the criteria will lead to rejection. Therefore, always cross-check before applying.

The eligibility requirements for Kouga Wind Farm Bursary 2022 are:

  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Must not be above 29 years of age at the time of application
  • Must be residing in one of the territories mentioned above
  • Must have completed Matric in 2021 or earlier
  • Must be pursuing an undergrad degree, certificate, or diploma
  • Must have registered or provisionally accepted into a public university, TVET College, FET College, or training institution that’s recognised
  • The annual household income should not exceed R 350,000

Those who are applying for renewal must have scored 75% minimum in 2021 modules. Along with that, they are required to have completed community service within the stipulated timeframe.

This is a merit-based bursary programme, and those with a superior academic track record will get priority over others.

How to Apply For The Kouga Wind Farm Bursary?

Eligible students are encouraged to go through the application process and apply for the bursary. It’s a short online process that’s done entirely online. You don’t have to obtain or download any application form. You can simply apply from your computer.

To get started, submit the online Kouga Wind Farm Bursary Application form. It’s a Google doc form, and you’d need a Google account to proceed. Answer all the questions in the form. Please read and follow the instructions to ensure accuracy. Inaccurate or incomplete submissions are not considered.

Documents Required

Submit the following documents (new applicants):

  • ID documents
  • Matric certificate (submit Grade 11 final results and Matric latest results if certificate not received)
  • Letter of acceptance at a tertiary institution
  • Complete tertiary academic record, if currently studying

Candidates under the age of 18 and still dependent on parents or guardians must submit proof of income and proof of address.

Submit payslips if employed, affidavit if unemployed, SASSA letter if receiving grants. Along with that, submit bank statements of the past three months.

Returning bursars must submit the full tertiary academic record. Review your application one last time and submit it.

Closing Date Of The Kouga Wind Farm Bursary

The Kouga Wind Farm Bursary is currently open, and the last date to apply for it is 14 January 2022.

Contact Details

For more details regarding the bursary, you can email Kouga Wind Farm at ‘[email protected]

If the bursary has already been closed, please do not make any queries if the bursary is closed. View our other bursaries open for application here: https://allbursaries.co.za/notice/

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