Astron Energy, a major Southern African petroleum supplier within the Glencore group, operates the region's second-largest petroleum network with numerous service stations. The company is dedicated to corporate responsibility, supporting education, health, and economic development. It also owns Cape Town's third-largest crude oil refinery with a daily processing capacity of 100,000 barrels and a Durban lubricant plant.
Although Astron Energy entered South Africa in 2018, its legacy dates back over a century, playing a pivotal role in the nation's history since 1911. The Caltex brand and star logo became synonymous with the company in 1936, while key investments, such as the Durban lubricant plant in 1955 and the Cape Town refinery in 1966, further strengthened its position.
Since 2018, Astron Energy has operated under the Caltex brand via a Chevron license. In the near future, all Caltex service stations in South Africa and Botswana will transition to the Astron Energy brand across corporate, commercial, and retail channels.
The Astron Energy Bursary Scheme stands as a testament to a dedication to skill development, socio-economic transformation, and national progress. It offers full bursaries that encompass tuition, textbooks, accommodation, meals, and related expenses for students pursuing higher education. Alongside this financial support, participants receive psycho-social assistance through Excel@Uni and benefit from light-touch mentorship, all designed to nurture essential life skills. The scheme's goal is to provide funding to students in faculties such as Commerce, Science, Engineering & Built Environment, empowering them to excel academically and personally.
Invest in Your Future with the Astron Energy Bursary Scheme: Pursue your dreams in commerce, science, or engineering with this bursary opportunity. Comprehensive support for higher education expenses, including psycho-social guidance and mentorship, is provided. Join the initiative that contributes to building a brighter South Africa through education. Apply now to embark on a journey of academic excellence and personal growth.
Requirements and eligibility
Requirements for the Astron Energy Bursary Application
All applicants are required to provide the following documents:
Applicants must be under 35 years of age.
Applicants must be South African citizens.
Applicants must be pursuing a FULL-TIME tertiary qualification from a Diploma upwards.
Applicants must be pursuing their qualification-level for the first time, not repeating a degree, honours, etc.
Applicants must be pursuing a qualification or intending to pursue a qualification at any tertiary institution registered with DHET and SAQA. (This includes private/community colleges and TVETS)
How to apply
How to Apply for Astron Energy 2023 Bursary - Important Instructions
Complete Every Section: It's crucial that you fill out every section of the bursary application form accurately and thoroughly. Any missing or incomplete sections may result in your application being disregarded.
Include All Required Documents: Ensure that you attach all the necessary documents along with your application. These documents include:
Certified ID (your identification document)
Proof of Income (combine into one document/scan for all household members, including SASSA & affidavits)
If you're currently in matric (2022), you must also submit:
Latest Official Transcript
Matric Certificate (certified by a commissioner of oaths or police station)
Choose the Correct Funding Opportunity: When you complete the application, make sure to select the appropriate funding opportunity that applies to you. This choice is critical for your bursary application.
Application Confirmation: After submitting your bursary application, expect to receive a confirmation email to acknowledge that your application has been received by the organization.
Application Outcome: Please be aware that not all bursary applications are successful. If your application is unsuccessful, you will receive notification. Only those who are shortlisted will be invited for interviews.
Important for Minors: If you are under the age of 18, you must comply with POPI regulations. This means including a signed consent form completed by your parent or legal guardian, along with a certified copy of their proof of identity.
We wish you the best of luck with your bursary application!
Important Note: Currently, bursary applications are closed. Please keep an eye out for the next application cycle.