Globeleq Scholarship Fund

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ABOUT THE BURSAR


The Globeleq Scholarshipa Fund (GSF) was launched in 2014. It is managed by Globeleq South Africa Management Services (GSAMS) and is funded by GSAMS’ independent power producers (IPPs) and one of its shareholders, the Globeleq Educational Trust (GET). To date, approximately R10.3 million has been awarded in bursaries.

THE GSF AIMS TO:
1. Help meet the demand in the renewable energy (RE) industry for technical skills
2. Create a skills pipeline for our company and the industry
3. Support and contribute to the long-term sustainability of the communities in which we operate, and the country as a whole.
The GSF is focussed on (1) mechatronic and electrical engineering degrees/diplomas, nationally; (2) education, agriculture and nursing degrees/certificates for Eastern and Northern Cape students; and (3) various degrees/certificates for students within the 50km radius in which GSAMS operates.

Approximately 36 beneficiaries have been selected each year.

About The Bursary


There are three focus streams:

GSF Engineering - This focus stream is being offered nationally through institutions offering mechatronic or electrical engineering
GSF Scarce Skills - This focus stream is being offered to students in the Northern and Eastern Cape, wishing to pursue degrees or certificates in education, agriculture or nursing.
GSF Communities - This focus stream is being offered to students residing within a 50km radius in which Globeleq operates, wishing to pursue degrees or certificate of their choice.

Who Can Apply


Each focus stream has different eligibilty criteria. Please be sure to select the correct fund when starting your application form.

GSF Engineering

  • South African citizens
  • Currently studying mechatronic or electrical engineering
  • Pursuing a National Diploma or Bachelor's in Technology (BTech) at a South African higher education institution in 2021 and 2022
  • Will be doing your 2nd year or higher in 2022, excluding any bridging courses or extended programmes
  • Have an interest in renewable energy

GSF Communities

  • South African citizens
  • Currently resides within a 50km radius of either Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm, De Aar Solar Power, Droogfontein Solar Power, Klipheuwel Wind Farm, Aries Solar Power, Konkoonsies Solar Power, Boshof Solar Power or Soutpan Solar Power
  • Pursuing a degree or certificate of their choice at a South African higher education in 2022
  • Will be doing their first year or higher of an undergraduate degree in 2022

GSF Scarce Skills

  • South African citizens
  • From the Northern and Eastern Cape
  • Pursuing a degree or certificate in Education, Agriculture or Nursing at a South African higher education institution in 2022
  • Will be doing their first year or higher of an undergraduate degree in 2022
  • Applications that are incomplete and that include misrepresentations will immediately be disregarded.
  • Please ensure that you attach ALL of the Required Documents
  • Closing dates per application type:
    • GSF Engineering closes: Friday, October 29, 2021
    • GSF Scarce Skills closes: Friday, October 29, 2021
    • GSF Communities closes: Friday, October 29, 2021
  • Bursary allocation year per application type:
    • GSF Engineering will be allocated for the 2022 academic year
    • GSF Scarce Skills will be allocated for the 2022 academic year
    • GSF Communities will be allocated for the 2022 academic year
  • It is your responsibility to apply for entrance for your intended course and university and to ensure that you are able to meet the entrance requirements stipulated for your course.
  • Please ensure that you complete all the sections of this application form.
  • Please select the correct funding opportunity when completing your application.

You will receive a confirmation e-mail once we have received your application. You will be advised if your application is unsuccessful.

Only shortlisted applicants will be invited to interviews. Good Luck!

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Required Documents


Applications without ALL the Required Document will be considered incomplete and will be disregarded.

Please prepare the following documents:

  • A one-page statement clearly setting out why you have chosen your field of study and how you intend to use it after graduation.
  • One letter of recommendation from an individual who can speak to your personal character and/or your academic performance. This person should not be a relative or friend. Please include their telephone details.
  • A certified copy of your barcoded ID.
  • A copy of your CV.
  • Proof of your family’s monthly income. (e.g. salary slips or if unemployed, an affidavit to support this. Please include any SASSA grants)
  • All high school applicants must attach a certified copy of their grade 11 reports and matric reports to date. If applicable, please provide proof of provisional university acceptance.
  • All tertiary students must submit certified copies of their matric results and their most recent official transcript. For applicants that have enrolled at multiple institutions during their tertiary studies, please combine all your transcripts into one document.
  • Proof of registration for students currently enrolled at a tertiary institution.
  • For applicants under the age of 18, to comply with POPI regulations a signed consent form completed by your parent/legal guardian along with a certified copy of their proof of identity is required.
  • You can download the guardian consent form by clicking HERE.