The Globeleq Engineering Scholarship Funds
The Globeleq Scholarship Fund
Globeleq South Africa is a wholly owned subsidiary company of Globeleq, an experienced international operating power company, and power industry leader in the emerging markets. Established in 2002, Globeleq actively develops energy projects in Africa by developing the electric power sectors in these regions.
ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP
The Globeleq Scholarship 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:
help meet the demand in the renewable energy (RE) industry for technical skills,
create a skills pipeline for our company and the industry, and
support and contribute to the long-term sustainability of the communities in which we operate, and the country as a whole.
The Scholarship includes a service obligation, on behalf of the student, of 12 months.
Scholarship recipients undergo a further selection process for the Internship. Internships are not guaranteed for each scholarship recipient.
The Internship includes an in-depth induction of the entire organisation (exposure to the solar PV and wind plants), technical training, in-house training and exposure to head office organisational functioning. Salaries are paid in line with market rates.
The GSF Engineering
This focus stream is being offered nationally through institutions offering mechatronic or electrical engineering, namely;
University of Johannesburg
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Walter Sisulu University
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Central University of Technology
Durban University of Technology
Mangosuthu University of Technology
Tshwane University of Technology
Vaal University of Technology
The GSF Engineering is open to students who:
Are South African citizens
Are studying mechatronic or electrical engineering
Are studying a National Diploma or Bachelor's in Technology
Will be doing their 2nd year or higher in 2019, excluding any bridging courses or extended programmes
Have an interest in renewable energy
Conditions of Bursary
The amount of the Scholarship is not fixed, but instead takes each student's needs into account, together with the Scholarship budget.
The scholarship covers a variable amount, depending on what each student's registration fees are, for the following:
and a fixed amount, based on the average cost across all institutions participating in the GSF and the type of studies, for the following:
Accommodation and meal costs
Books and other learning materials
How to Apply
Application form and information can be found at www.globeleqscholarship.excelatuni.com. Please ensure that you complete this form as thoroughly as possible, as it is our only way of assessing your potential at this stage. Note that only online applications will be considered.
Complete your online application by Saturday 30 November 2019, including uploading all the necessary supporting documents. Late applications will not be considered.
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)
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.
Proof of registration for students currently enrolled at a tertiary institution
If you meet the first stage of selection criteria, you will be invited to participate in a telephonic interview, to take place during December 2019. In person interviews will be scheduled for January 2020 for those applicants at final award consideration stage.
A final selection will be made, and all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application, by March 2020.
Once you have submitted your NSFAS application, you may have tracked your application status via your myNSFAS portal. Well, if you received a ‘Funding Eligibility’ status, here is what it means.
Students who have submitted their NSFAS bursary applications are reminded to check their application status regularly. Their application status may show ‘Application Submitted’, here is what it means.
As soon as students submit their applications, they are able to view their application status. They may see that they are on the ‘Validation’ step, here is what it means.
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