Best Scholarships to apply for 2020 KCPE Candidates and how to apply

If you are a KCPE candidate who performed exemplarily good but can’t manage secondary school fee no need to worry any more. In this article am going to list top Scholarship Foundation that you can apply and see your dream come true.

However before you apply its important to note that home visits are conducted to verify the needy status of the candidates who will apply.

The following are some of privileges enjoyed by candidates who qualify secondary school Scholarships:

Payment of school fees for the 4 years of secondary school
Support for personal effects, learning materials and assistive devices for students with disability
One-on-one mentorship programme
Internship and employment opportunities during and after the university studies
Top 10 Secondary school Scholarships for KCPE candidates
1. Equity Wings to fly

This program targets high achieving yet needy (orphan or vulnerable) students identified by assessing their performance at the nationally administered Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examinations (KCPE).

Students can pick application forms in the nearby equity branch.

2. KCB Bank Foundation program
The aim of this program is to:

Increase access to education for the under privileged
Increase transition rates between primary and secondary school
Increase the employability rate of the beneficiaries upon clearing their studies
KCB Foundation also collaborates with KISE (Kenya Institute of Special Education) to design and execute proper management and mentorship of scholarship for PLWDs (People Living with Disabilities).

To apply pick application in the nearby KCB bank branch.

3. The Presidential Secondary School Bursary
Those who sat for KCPE & got 250 marks and above to apply for the above started burssary. Kshs. 30,000 maximum per year.

1. 250 marks & above
2. Total orphan
3. Birth certificate for applicant
4. Death certificate for both parents
5. Calling letter to Secondary School
6. Fee structure
7. Public Secondary School (Boarding)

Application Forms are available at SUB COUNTY CHILDREN OFFICES

4. Coop Bank Foundation scholarships
Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited successfully rolled out Education program in 2007 that pays school fees for needy secondary school students.

To apply visit nearby branch.

5. Jomo Kenya Foundation Scholarships
The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation (JKF) scholarship scheme is an educational fund set up by the Foundation to assist bright but needy secondary school students in the public secondary schools in Kenya.

For one to be considered s/he must provide evidence of being an orphan or suffering from extreme poverty where applicable.

6. KTDA National Tea Foundation Scholarships
The foundation was specifically established to assist bright students who are needy. Successful applicants are required to keep good grades in schools.

However, KTDA National Tea Foundation scholarship is limited only to students within KTDA factory catchment areas.

7. The Family Bank Foundation scholarships
The Family Group Foundation is another organization that offers scholarships to candidates who excels in their KCPE but can’t manage to pay their school fee.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Must have sat for the KCPE 2018 exam.
Must have scored 350 marks and above.
Must complete the form that is available in all Family Bank Branches countrywide or can be downloaded from:
Must provide a written essay, in applicant’s own handwriting.
Must be extremely needy.

8. Kengen Foundation Scholarships
This Scholarship program was set up in 2005. Since that year the program has helped dreams come true for more than 500 outstanding students chosen mainly from areas neighouring the company’s installations which, in most cases are marginalized.

9. Elimu Fund Scholarships
Elimu Fund has scholarship fund to help intelligent Kenyan students with limited financial resources to pursue and successfully complete secondary education. To be considered for the scholarship, the applicant must have completed the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) in the preceding year with a minimum grade of “B” and must be in the top 10% of his or her class.

10. Palmhouse Foundation Scholarships
Palmhouse Foundation provides Palmhouse Foundation scholarships to bright and talented children from families that are financially challenged by diverse circumstances and most of whom have attended poorly equipped rural primary schools in Kenya.

11. Hilde back Foundation Scholarships

The Hilde Back Education Fund, (HBEF) is a Kenyan charitable organization that provides financial support to bright children from poor families to enable them get education at the secondary school level.

12. Kenya Education Fund (kef) high school scholarships
Must be Kenyan student currently in Standard 8 or Form 1

Must meet KEF standards of Need and Merit

KCPE: 320 or above

Student must fill our application form and submit it to the KEF office.

How to get a KEF application form:

1. By Mail:

Send us an unused self-addressed return envelope size A4 already stamped with KSH 50.00 postage stamps (Kenya only).

Return the completely filled application form (e-mailed or scanned application will not be considered) to the mailing address

Kenya Education Fund

P. O. Box 384-00100

GPO Nairobi

2. Visit our Office:

Thika, Upperhill Area, Opposite Bluepost Hotel on Nairobi – Embu Highway.

  • Monday – Friday 9AM – 5PM.

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