Equity Invites 2020 Elimu Secondary School Scholarship Applications

Elimu Secondary School Scholarship program 2020
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Equity Bank is now accepting applications from potential beneficiaries who wish to get the government backed Elimu Scholarships for secondary school students joining form one in the year 2020.

The Ministry of Education is offering Secondary School Scholarships in 110 sub-counties that are educationally and economically disadvantaged, to children from financially constrained backgrounds and who attained 280 marks and above in 2019 KCPE. For affirmative action, candidates who are Orphans and/or from Vulnerable communities and those with special needs and disabilities who attained below 280 marks may be considered.

Elimu Scholarship Eligibility 

Only the Candidates who sat for KCPE examinations in 2019 from public primary schools in the 110 Sub-Counties will be eligible to apply. The 110 Sub-Counties are as per the National Government Administrative areas that existed in the year 2015. The Programme is being administered on behalf of the Ministry by Equity Group Foundation. The list of the targeted Sub-counties and the Vulnerable communities on the application form.
The applicants must meet any of the following eligibility criteria:
  • Candidates with special needs and disabilities (Physical impairments, Hearing impairments and Low vision)
  • Orphans and vulnerable children
  • Candidates from vulnerable communities in the target Sub-Counties
  • Candidates:
    • whose parents/guardians are living with disabilities that have compromised their ability to meet the financial obligations of their children
    • whose families are affected by HIV/AIDS, chronic illnesses which could include Cancer, Kidney failure and similar illnesses which all have the same debilitating effects that could render parents and guardians destitute and unable to fend for their families
    • whose families are affected by extreme poverty rendering them unable to educate their children
    • who have suffered from neglect, abuse and have no support to continue with their education.

How to Apply For Elimu Scholarship 

Applicationnforms are available at any nearest Equity Bank Branch Countrywide. Duly completed application forms and supporting documents should be submitted by 16th December, 2019. 

Shortlisted candidates accompanied by parents/guardians will be invited for interviews which will be conducted by the Community Scholarship Advisory Committees which comprises of key personalities in the community and is chaired by the Deputy County Commissioner.

Elimu Scholarship Benefits 

The scholarship caters for School fees, transport to and from school, learning materials and School kit for the beneficiaries for the four-year education period.

 Please note that ONLY the candidates who meet the requirements will be considered for the scholarships. Members of the public are urged to share this information widely.


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