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Open scholarships 2023 for KCPE candidates, How to apply, requirements

Open scholarships 2023 for KCPE candidates; KCB Foundation, Elimu, and Co-operative Bank Foundation.

KCB Foundation Scholarship

KCB Foundation provides secondary school scholarships to students from low-income households and those with disabilities who performed exceptionally well on their KCPE exams.

To qualify for a KCB Scholarship;

  • The applicant must come from a needy home
  • The applicant must attain the prescribed county cut-off marks in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination
  • The applicant must have a calling letter to a national or county/ex-county secondary school

To access a KCB scholarship;

  • Applicants collect application forms at any KCB Branch countrywide. The forms are available in the branches starting 1st December
  • Applicants submit their applications in a county interview and selection process
  • The interviews are conducted by KCB staff teams
  • Applicants with a disability are recruited through the county social development offices and integrated /special primary schools
  • Home visits are conducted to verify the needy status of the shortlisted candidates
  • Selected candidates are assigned to individual mentors and begin school

How to Apply

Scholarship Application Form Download [6.88 MB]

The KCB Scholarship package entails:

  • Payment of school fees for the 4 years of secondary school
  • Support for personal effects, learning materials, and assistive devices for students with disability
  • Quarterly one-on-one mentorship sessions with KCB branch staff and an annual holiday mentorship programme
  • Internship and employment opportunities during and after the university studies
  • Equitable distribution across the counties and gender balance is sought to ensure both boys and girls benefit from the programme.

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Elimu Scholarship 2023

The Elimu Kenya Scholarship Fund (Elimu Fund) is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization that solicits donations from individuals, groups, businesses, and foundations with the intention of giving hope, opportunity, and access to education through scholarships to Kenyan students and orphans with financial need who exhibit academic excellence and a desire to make a significant contribution to society. 

Application Process

  • The recipient must have received admission to a public or private secondary school that is recognized as such by the Ministry of Education in Kenya. The scholarship, in most cases, will cover 100% of the tuition, dormitory room and board (where applicable), and other associated costs, such as books, uniforms, travel, and a monthly stipend.
  • (a)Submit the application online
  • (b) Admission letter to the School you intend to go to (Email a scanned copy to application@elimufund.org)
  • (c)Wait to be contacted


You can only apply for the Elimu scholarship if you meet the requirements below:

  • Those with special needs and disabilities
  • Orphans and Vulnerable children
  • Students from vulnerable communities (from this sub-counties)
  • Candidates with poor parents living with disabilities
  • Candidates with parents living with HIV/AIDS and chronic diseases like (Cancer, Kidney failure e.t.c) that cannot raise school fees
  • Candidates from needy families
  • Candidates who have been neglected or abused
  • Candidate must have scored 280 marks and above in KCPE 2022
  • Candidates must have done their KCPE 2022 exams from public schools
  • Candidates must be from (Listed 110 Sub-counties)

How to apply 

You can either apply for the Elimu scholarship online or download the application form and fill it out manually. Below is the application procedure:

  • To apply online go to Elimu Scholarship online
  • For Manual application: Download the 2023 Elimu Application form pdf
  • After downloading the application form, print it and fill in capital letters
  • Submit the form to the nearest Equity Bank branch or agent
  • You will be required to come with original documents for interviews if you are shortlisted

Co-operative Bank Foundation Scholarships

The Co-operative Bank Foundation is the Co-operative Bank’s vehicle for social responsibility.

Scholarship Requirements:

1. Result slip

2. Copy of birth certificate

3. Form 1 admission, including fees structure

4. A brief statement indicating why the nominee/family is deemed needy and the Co-operative Society with which the parent(s) is/ were associated.

5. Any other document (e.g payslip, death certificate, etc) which may aid the process.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. The student must have qualified with a minimum of 350 points in the standard eight final examinations.

2. Student must be from a needy family that is unable to support secondary education.

3. At least one of the parents of the student must be or have been a member of a Cooperative society.

4. Orphans will be eligible provided at least one of the deceased parents was a member of a Co-operative Society.

5. Sponsorship is open for both public and private secondary schools.

How to apply

If your child got 350 marks and above in KCPE and was in public school, you can apply for a scholarship through your Sacco if you are a member of Sacco which has a bank account with Co-op bank.

You can also apply through your County Governor’s Office (Office of Education).

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