Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) 2023 Study Buddy Fund Bursary Programme 

Application Deadline:  27 January 2023.

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) has opened the application process for its Study Buddy Fund bursary programme. The Study Buddy Fund was launched in 2021 and assisted 55 deserving young people across communities in which CCBSA has operations, to access tertiary education. The Fund pays for full tuition, accommodation fees, as well as textbooks.

The bursary programme aims to provide financial and holistic support to indigent students who meet entry requirements for access to higher education institutions.

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.

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.

University Partnership

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.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the CCBSA 2023 Study Buddy Fund Bursary Programme 

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