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ELIMU SCHOLARSHIP THROUGH THE JOMO KENYATTA FOUNDATION

The Ministry of Education through The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation (JKF) and Equity Group Foundation is awarding Secondary School Elimu Scholarships in all 47 Counties to needy and vulnerable learners who attained 280 marks and above in the 2023 KCPE Examination.

For affirmative action, candidates with special needs and disabilities who attained below 280 marks will be eligible. Learners from Vulnerable and Marginalized Groups with 250 marks and above are also eligible. Refugee learners, both girls and boys from camp-based schools who attained 240 and 250 marks respectively will also benefit from the Scholarship Program.

Only candidates who sat the 2023 KCPE examinations from public primary schools and refugee learners from 49 Camp Based Primary Schools and those refugee learners who attended Public Primary Schools outside the camps in Kakuma, Kalobeyei and Daadab are eligible.

In addition, the applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

Learners from Poor and vulnerable backgrounds including:

(i) Orphans;

(ii) Learners from urban informal settlements;

(iii) Learners whose parents/guardians are living with disabilities that have compromised their ability to meet the financial obligations of their children;

(iv) Learners whose families are affected by HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses with debilitating effects that could render parents and guardians destitute and unable to fend for their families;

(v) Learners whose families are affected by extreme poverty, rendering them unable to educate their children;

(vi) Learners who have suffered from neglect/abuse and have no support to continue with their education.

(vii) Learners with Special needs and disabilities

The scholarship caters for school fees, transport to and from school, school kit and a stipend (pocket money) for the beneficiaries for the four-year education period.

Members of the public are urged to share this information widely so as to reach as many potential beneficiaries as possible.

Application Process

Interested applicants are advised to collect scholarship application forms from the nearest Sub-County Education office.

Refugee learners’ forms can be collected from Equity Bank Branches in Kakuma and Dadaab and the Sub-County Education offices or Equity Bank Agent in Kakuma and Dadaab or the office of the Camp

Manager, Department of Refugee Services in Kakuma and Dadaab.

Application forms can also be downloaded from the Ministry of Education website; www.education.go.ke 

Applications for non-refugee learners can also be done online at http://scholarship.jkf.co.ke

Applications for refugee learners can also be done at

http://scholarship.jkf.co.ke/

http://scholarship.jkf.co.ke  

https://egfdmis.equitybank.co.ke/login 

Duly completed application forms including supporting documents should be submitted either online, OR to the nearest Sub-County Education office, by 5.00 pm on 28th December, 2023.

However, for refugees’ learners, the forms can also be submitted to the office of the Camp Manager in Kakuma and Dadaab, Equity Bank Branch or Equity Bank Agents in Kakuma and Daadab.

Shortlisted candidates, accompanied by parents/guardians, will be invited for interviews which will be conducted by the Community Selection Advisory Committees (CSACs). 

Please note that ONLY the candidates who meet the stipulated criteria will be considered for the scholarship.

The scholarship caters for school fees, transport to and from school, school kit and a stipend (pocket money) for the beneficiaries for the four-year education period.

Members of the public are urged to share this information widely so as to reach as many potential beneficiaries as possible.

For any questions or grievances regarding the application process of the Elimu Scholarship Programme, please contact Tel: +254 763 063 000, 0723286993 or 0723969793 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Scholarships

The JKF Scholarship Programme is an educational fund set up by The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation (JKF) to assist bright but needy students in public secondary schools in Kenya. Started in 1968, the Programme has to date

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