Kouga Wind Farm Bursary 2022/2023

Kouga Wind Farm has opened its 2022/2023 bursary application and is inviting all interested applicants to apply ASAP.

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 sweeps 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.

Closing Date: 14th January 2022.

Bursary Requirements:

To be accepted for this bursary program, you must me =et the requirements below:

  • 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 have completed Matric in 2021 or earlier
  • You must be studying or intend on studying towards an Undergraduate Degree, Diploma or Certificate or a trade skill
  • 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 2021 modules and you must have completed community service on time in 2021

Bursary Coverage:

This bursary will provide full or partial coverage on the student’s need, for the following expenses:

  • registration fees,
  • tuition fees,
  • prescribed study materials,
  • accommodation,
  • and a stipend.

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).

Method of Application:

All applications must be done online using the link below:

Kouga Wind Farm Bursary Application 2022

Supporting Documents:

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 2021 and have not received your certificate yet (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate or statement of results, if completed Matric in 2020 or earlier (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)

Applicants under 18 years old or over 18 and still dependent on parent or guardians income, must ALSO submit:

  • 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 proof of address (municipal bill, letter from Ward Counsellor or affidavit)
  • Parents or guardians recent 3 months bank statement

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