Elimu Scholarship Programme

Elimu scholarship program is sponsored by the Kenya government, Equity Bank, and World Bank. Many 9000 students from poor backgrounds benefitted from this program.

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

The sponsorship aims to help students from poor and vulnerable backgrounds in urban centers and in other selected sub-counties across the country. Students who benefit under the Elimu scholarship are basically from public primary schools

Requirements for the Elimu scholarship programme

  • The applicants must be orphans, vulnerable children, students with special needs, or students with disabilities
  • Must have scored good marks in KCPE
  • Must be a KCPE Candidates who sat for examinations
  • Must be from vulnerable communities in the targeted Sub-Counties
  • Candidates with poor parents living with disabilities that have compromised their ability to meet the financial obligations of their children can also apply
  • Candidates with poor parents living with HIV/AIDS or having chronic diseases like (Cancer, Kidney failure e.t.c) who cannot raise school fees can also apply
  • Applicants must be from needy families
  • Candidates who have also been neglected or abused can also apply

Read: List of Charitable Organizations in Kenya/ Foundations in Kenya

How to apply Elimu scholarship 

Before applying for the scholarship ensure you have met the above requirements

The application process is simple; first, you collect the scholarship application forms from the nearest Equity Bank Branch or Equity Bank Agent.

You can also download the application forms from the Ministry of Education and Equity Group Foundation websites; www.education.go.ke  and https://egfdmis.equitybank.co.ke/register_elimu

Properly completed application forms and supporting documents should be submitted to the nearest Equity Bank Branch on the expected deadline date.

All shortlisted KCPE candidates must be accompanied by parents or guardians when they go for the interview which will be conducted by the Community Scholarship Advisory Committees. On the date of the interview ensure you carry all the required original documents.

Read: List of Registered SACCOS in Kenya