KCB High School Scholarships
KCB High School Scholarships are here!!.The KCB Foundation provides secondary education scholarships for bright but needy students.
The program targets 240 beneficiaries every year and students benefit from a scholarship for the 4 years of secondary education. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded scholarships to over 1,000 beneficiaries, 80 of whom are students with a disability.
KCB Foundation Executive Director said the Bank is looking at scaling up its scholarship program to deepen its youth empowerment agenda. “Our focus is on lifting the fortunes for the millions of youths in East Africa. At least 92% of unemployed youth have a formal education but do not possess any skills that are relevant to employers and enterprises. This state of affairs leaves Kenyan youth unable to find jobs and unable to become self-employed through small-scale, start-up business ventures. It is estimated that 1 in 5 Kenyan youth is unemployed, “said Ms. Mwangi.
“These scholarships are meant to ease the burden of financing secondary education for parents or guardians of needy and bright pupils while supporting Kenya’s push for affordable and quality education,” said Ms. Mwangi. “There is a need to relook the current policies and re-introduce vocational training as part of the curriculum in order to train young people on various skills set that are needed to enter the workforce.
- 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 latter to a national or county/ex-county secondary school
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 program
- Mentorship and Internship opportunities during and after the university studies
- Access to secondary school for 1,100 beneficiaries who would otherwise not be able to transition from primary to secondary school
- Scholarships to 80 students with disability
How to Apply
Please download the application form