The application process for Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa’s Study Buddy Fund bursary program is now open. The Study Buddy Fund was established in 2021 and has since helped 55 deserving young people access postsecondary education in the places where CCBSA operates. The Fund covers all costs associated with tuition, housing, and books.
The bursary program seeks to offer poor students who satisfy the entry requirements for admission to higher education institutions financial and all-around help.
For the 2023 academic year, the Fund will pay for the tuition and accommodation fees of deserving students in communities which CCBSA has operations with a particular focus on the following areas: Mdantsane, Motherwell, Phoenix, Inanda, Ntuzuma, KwaMashu, Greater Eldorado Park Community Forum (including Freedom Park and Motsoaledi), Tembisa, Greater Nigel, PTA West Ward 55, Westenburg – Seshego, Alabama and Mangaung.
Study Buddy Fund Bursary Program for 2023 Requirements
Study Buddy Fund _ Host Community Bursary Programme applicants must be:
- Black South African, as per the BBBEE codes of good practice (Black African Learners will be prioritised)
- Must pass Grade 12 with bachelors’ admission and an acceptance from a South African based university Residing in one of the host communities will be advantageous
- Must be in Grade 12 in the recruiting year
- Must not be affiliated with Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa and its affiliates
- Must apply at an accredited South African tertiary institution and meet all criteria above
The Study Buddy Fund comprises four programme pillars:
Host Community Bursary Programme
The Bursary Program provides scholarship support to indigent academically strong students who meet entry requirements for access to universities. This financial support covers registration,
tuition, accommodation, meal allowances and textbooks.
This provides funding to students already at university but who do not have bursaries and/or NFSAS funding and are often regarded as the “missing middle”.
TVET College Support
This targets young people in CCBSA host communities who did not meet university entrance requirements. Instead, the scholarship support focuses on technical skills development, specifically geared towards the CCBSA value chain e.g: electrical or mechanical engineering.
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