Scholarships for KCPE students with 280 marks
In collaboration with the Equity Group Foundation and the Jomo Kenyatta Foundation, the Ministry of Education announced scholarships for underprivileged students who scored 280 and above in the KCPE exam in 2022.
The Ministry stated that the Elimu Scholarships program is accessible in all 47 counties, including informal settlements in 15 major centers, in an advertisement published in local dailies on Tuesday, January 17.
However, individuals with special needs, disabilities, and orphans who scored below 280 will also be taken into consideration through affirmative action.
Further, girls and boys from refugee camps who attained a minimum of 240 and 250 marks respectively, will be considered.
“Only candidates who sat the 2022 KCPE exams from public schools and those from camp-based primary schools in Kakuma, Kalobeyei, and Dadaab are eligible,” the statement read in part.
Shortlisted candidates will be accompanied by parents/guardians during the interviews phase which will be conducted by the Community Selection Advisory Committees.
“Please note that only the candidates who meet the stipulated requirements will be considered for the scholarship,” added the statement.
The scholarship caters to school fees, transport to and from school, school kit, and a stipend (pocket money) for the beneficiaries for the four-year education period.
Eligible candidates are required to meet the following criteria:
1. They must be living with special needs and disabilities (Physical, Hearing, and Visual Impairments, Autism, Albinism, Learning Disabilities, and others).
2. They must be orphans and vulnerable children. Candidates from informal settlements in 15 urban centres; or Candidates: whose parents/guardians are living with disabilities that have compromised their ability to meet the financial obligations of their children.
3. They must be candidates whose families are affected by HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses with debilitating effects that could render parents and guardians destitute and unable to fend for their families.
4. The candidate’s families are affected by extreme poverty renders them unable to educate their children.
5. Candidates who have suffered from neglect, and abuse and have no support to continue with their education.
How to Apply
Interested applicants are advised to collect scholarship application forms from the nearest Equity Bank branch or Equity bank agent or Sub County Directors of Education offices.
The application forms can also be downloaded from the Ministry of Education, the Jomo Kenyatta Foundation, and Equity Group Foundation websites; www.education.go.ke, www.jkf.co.ke and https (full colon) (slash)egfdmis.equitybank.co.ke(slash)register(underscore)elimu
Completed application forms including supporting documents should be submitted either online or to the nearest Equity branch, Equity bank agent, or sub-county Directors of Education offices by 5:00 pm on Monday, January 23.