Solar Capital Orange- 2024 Bursary

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Solar Capital Orange believes in powering a new generation of affordable solar electricity. Having innovation at the basis of our philosophy, we at Solar Capital Orange and Phelan Energy are developing our own proprietary technologies through our dedicated Research and Development Department. 

Our vision is to drive international volume and footprint by being the world’s lowest cost energy producer without compromise of quality through cost management, innovation and efficiency. 

Solar Capital Orange constructs solar farms that are not only commercially viable, but also act as a stepping stone for people through a variety of community projects which address economic development and sustainable employment, so ensuring upliftment and addressing social challenges.


About The Bursary

Bursaries are awarded to qualifying students from towns in the Hantam District; namely Loeriesfontein, Nieuwoudtville, Calvinia, Brandvlei and surrounding areas who will be selected to be beneficieries of the Solar Capital Orange Bursary Programme to study at a South African public tertiary institution.  The bursary covers the duration of their degree.

The bursary covers study-related cost per the following categories and related recipients:

  1. Tuition fees: Institution of higher learning
  2. Rent: Institution (residence) or Landlord
  3. Books: Booksellers
  4. Laptop: Computer store
  5. Transport: Bus company / airline
  6. Living allowance: bursary beneficiary

The bursary is only for students from the Hantam Region (4 towns): Nieuwoudtville, Loeriesfontein, Calvinia, Brandvlei 

Our aim through our economic development projects is to create jobs, educate, generate and nurture enterprise development, and further social stability through community development in the communities with which we are involved. 

Who Can Apply

Applicants must be: 

  1. South African citizens
  2. In 2023; be studying matric or on a gap-year after matric in 2022
  3. BBBEE Race (Black, Coloured, Indian, etc)
  4. Studying full-time (2024 onwards). 
  5. Studying for any field/topic at a DHET/SAQA-recognized tertiary school/university. 
  6. Unemployed (not working full or part-time in 2024), 
  7. From the Hantam Region (4 towns): Nieuwoudtville, Loeriesfontein, Calvinia, Brandvlei 
  8. Have applied to study in 2024 or have already been accepted for registration in 2024. 

Bursaries are offered only for studies leading to higher certificates, diplomas, degrees or equivalent NQF-rated qualifications

Please read these notes and instructions carefully before completing the form. Be sure to read every section and ensure that the information you provide is accurate.

  • Applications that are incomplete and that include misrepresentations will immediately be disregarded.
  • Please ensure that you attach ALL of the Required Documents
  • Applications are currently closed.

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

Please prepare the following documents:

  • All Applicants: 

    1. Certified copy of a valid South African identity document
    2. Recent certified Parents/Guardian's valid South African ID (or death certificate if deceased)*
    3. A CV of work experience and background (lack of experience will not disadvantage your application) 
    4. Proof of household income (certified copy of SASSA docs or 3 months Payslips of parents/guardians) - Please attach affidavits confirming unemployment, if parent/s are unemployed*
    5. All certified documents must be less than 3 months old. 
    6. *Where you have multiple documents for 1 submission, please combine/scan them into 1 file that you can upload.

    Scholar in Matric

    1. Grade 12 Term 2 Report (stamped) - With official school stamp

    Scholar in Matric / Gap Year Student

    1. Certified copy of valid matric certificate (Grade 12)

    Undergrad/Honours/ Masters/Doctoral


    Optional Docs

    1. Disability? Dept of Labour Employment Equity Act (EEA1) Form AND a Doctors’ Letter *
    2. Did you get funded by another bursary/NSFAS?; upload your bursary agreement/letter/offer*
    3. A copy of 2024 acceptance letter from an accredited institution. - Official letter showing you've been accepted (even provisionally) to study the qualification in 2024*


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.