Elimu Scholarships 2021 Application now open via egfdmis.equitybank.co.ke 2021
Apply Elimu Scholarship Programme Via egfdmis.equitybank.co.ke 2021
During the official release of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education Results by the Kenya National Examinations Council, KNEC every year, the Education Cabinet Secretary announces available Scholarship openings for academically gifted but economically impoverished top performing KCPE candidates.
Besides tuition fees, some of the scholarship programmes provide a wide range of benefits including pocket money, fare to and from school and uniform for the four years that the beneficiaries will undertake their secondary education.
Elimu Scholarship for needy KCPE candidates is no exception.
Just like the Wings to fly Scholarship programme, KCPE candidates need to first Confirm whether they meet the selection criteria before applying for the list of available opportunities.
As promised by the Education CS this year, the Ministry of education has announced a whooping 9,000 scholarship opportunities for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) 2020 top candidates from needy and vulnerable backgrounds.
This is the second year since the Government started offering 9,000 scholarships under the Elimu Scholarship Programme.
The program which was initiated in 2019 targets pupils from informal settlements and urban slums.
Reports from all public schools show that the 2019 KCPE candidates who benefitted from the programme are doing exceptionally well in the schools they were admitted to.
“As I announced during the release of the KCPE results on April 15, 2020, the Government will award 9,000 scholarships to needy and vulnerable 2020 KCPE candidates, including those from informal settlements and urban slums.” He said.
How To Apply
Education CS Prof. Magoha noted that application will be done online via a portal.
“I request all the 2020 KCPE candidates wishing to be considered for the Elimu Scholarship Programme to apply through the online portal https://egfdmis.equitybank.co.ke/.” He says.
As it was the case last year, the Government has again contracted the Equity Group Foundation to assist in the selection process, to ensure it is fair and transparent.
While releasing KCPE 2020 results, CS Magoha thanked Equity bank for working hand in hand with the government in seeing to it that the whole exercise is done effectively and transparently.
“I also thank the Equity Bank Management led by Dr James Mwangi for working with the Ministry to effectively manage the scholarship programme,” stated Magoha.
Other Scholarship openings for needy and/or disabled KCPE 2020 candidates include
Best secondary School Scholarships for KCPE 2020-2021 top but needy candidates in 2021
Some of the available high school admission scholarships in 2021 encompass:
1. Equity Bank Wings to Fly Scholarship
Established on the backdrop of rising numbers of top performing KCPE candidates from marginalized and impoverished areas, Equity bank’s Wings to fly scholarships has so far seen over 26,000 students through high school.
The Equity Group and MasterCard Foundation program offers comprehensive support for the scholars through provision of tuition fees, accommodation, books, uniform, shopping, pocket money and fare to and from school.
Duration: successful applicants will get the aforementioned comprehensive support for a maximum period of 4 years.
The Wings to Fly Scholarship -list of beneficiaries, successful applicants 2021
This year, 10,000 scholars will receive MCF.
Besides financial aid, listed Wings to Fly scholars will be nourished with values, transformative leadership skills and cultural skills laying ground for a holistic development of learners via mentorship.
How to apply for Wings to fly 2021
Manual applications for the 10,000 slots can be made through any equity bank branch offices, equity agents or through the official Wings to Fly Portal Online.
2. Elimu Scholarship Programme
Established and funded by the Government of Kenya in partnership with Equity Bank and the World Bank, Elimu Scholarship Programme targets orphans, disabled and/or vulnerable children.
The applicant must have scored 280 marks and above in KCPE 2020, be orphaned, needy or disabled, must hail from vulnerable communities in the targetted sub-counties.
Candidates who have been neglected, abused or whose parents are disabled or suffering from chronic illnesses such as Cancer, Kidney failure, HIV/AIDS can also apply.
The Scholarship caters for school fees transport to and from school, learning materials and school kit- uniform for the beneficiaries.
How to apply for Elimu Scholarships 2021
To apply, collect the Elimu Fund scholarship application forms from the nearest Equity Bank branch or Equity Bank agent.
Online forms are also available at the Ministry of Education’s website and Equity Group Foundation websites
The filled forms together with relevant documents should be submitted to the nearest Equity Bank branch before the set deadline.
3. KCB High School Scholarships 2021
KCB Scholarships are offered to students with outstanding performance from poor backgrounds.
Each county has its own cutoff marks. Learn more about KCB Scholarship application on our website.
4. Mpesa Foundation Academy Scholarship
Mpesa foundation is sponsored by Safaricom Limited. Unlike other scholarships listed above, this is a school on its own. It is not only about covering tuition fees. Apply for Mpesa Foundation scholarship.
5. Jomo Kenyatta Foundation Scholarships
To be eligible for Jomo Kenyatta Foundation scholarship, a candidate must be bright and orphaned or come from a needy family. Persons with disability are also considered for the scholarship. Learn How to apply for JKF Scholarships
6. Family Bank Foundation Scholarship
To apply for Family Bank Foundation scholarship, you must have performed well in your KCPE 2021 exams. Students can start applying for scholarship once they receive admission letter to county or national school. Forms will be available at all Family bank branches. Visit the the one near your county to get one.
7. Cooperative Bank Scholarship
To apply for Cooperative Bank scholarship, you can visit your nearest Co-operative bank branch as soon your receive your placement letter and you will be guided on how to apply.
Other Secondary School scholarship Opportunities in 2021 include
Other secondary school scholarships for KCPE 2020 candidates you might consider applying include:
KTDA Secondary School Bursary Fund
Hilde Back Education Funds
Kenya Education Fund
Beacon Scholarships 2021
NOTE: Application for any of the above listed high school 2021 scholarship opportunities is free. Do not pay.
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