2020 available funding, Scholarships, for students in Kenya: Application for the Presidential Secondary Schools Bursary Fund (PSSB) and over 10 other funds

    The Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha has today released the 2019 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, KCPE, results. According to the released results, Andy Michael Munyiri is the top candidate. Here are the top candidates: Andy Michael Munyiri- 440 Flavian Onyango- 439 June Cheptoo Koech- 439 Sean Ndung'u- 439 Here are the Highlights from the release of the 2019 KCPE Results: TOTAL NUMBER OF CANDIDATES: 1,088,986 Candidates wrote the exam; with 543,000 being boys CONTRACTED PROFESSIONALS: 5,795 Examiners were contracted to mark English Composition and Kiswahili Insha. EXAMINERS WHO LOST LIVES: 3 Examiners lost lives in line of duty. NUMBER OF TEACHERS TO BE INVESTIGATED: 56 Teachers on spotlight over exam malpractices  EXAM LEAKAGES: None of Exam papers leaked. PREGNANCIES: Parents urged to spend time with their children.' The behaviour of young angels being impregnated by hyenas must stop'. 100% TRANSITION: All children will secure a place in secondary schools. SCHOOLS' INFRASTRUCTURE: 8 billion set aside to improve infrastructure in primary and secondary schools. FORM ONE 2020 SCHOLARSHIPS: 9,000 scholarships set aside for slum children. GRADE 4 BOOKS: By 17th of December grade 4 textbooks will be availed in schools. FORM ONE SELECTION: Form 1 selection to end by 2nd of December. COUNTIES WITH MORE FEMALES THAN BOYS: 18 Counties registered more female candidates than boys in the 2019 KCPE exams. COUNTIES WITH HIGH CANDIDATURE: Nairobi, Kakamega and Nakuru; respectively. COUNTIES WITH LOW CANDIDATURE: Lamu, Isiolo and Samburu; respectively. IMPROVED SUBJECTS: English, Kenya Sign Language and Religious Education. HOW TO RECEIVE RESULTS: Send SMS to 20076 in the format; INDEXNUMBERKCPE. Do not leave a space in between and write the word KCPE in Capital Letters. The 2019 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam results have been released. Andy Munyiri is the top candidate. Here are the top candiates: Andy Michael Munyiri- 440 Flavian Onyango- 439 June Cheptoo Koech- 439 Sean Ndung'u- 439 HOW TO RECEIVE THE 2019 KCPE RESULTS CHECKING KCPE 2019 RESULTS USING SMS CODE 20076 This is the most effective and fastest way of checking for the results. To get KCSE results 2019 by SMS a candidate is required to send an SMS with your Index Number to 20076. The service is viable for all the three network providers in the country Safaricom, Airtel and Telkom networks. Send the SMS in the Format: IndexNumberKCPE. The cost of each SMS is Sh.25. CHECKING KCPE 2019 RESULTS USING KNEC ONLINE PORTAL To use this method to check 2018 results you only need to remember your index number and access your mobile phone or computer Here is the procedure: Visit the Official KNEC website (knec.ac.ke) Check  for the KCSE Results tab, click on it Select the year you sat for the Exams Enter your Index number. Finally click the Submit button. 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Institution’s Code and Name This appears on the top left side of the printout. The institution’s code is a unique number by which an examination centre is identified by the Council. This is the number that an institution should always quote whenever communicating with KNEC. 2. Candidates Details Below the institution’s name and code are details of the candidates. These details include the index number of the candidate, year of examination, gender, individual subject grades and the mean grade. The important features of the examination results are as indicated below:- X – denotes an absent candidate. A candidate is declared absent if he/she did not sit for one or all papers in the examination. However, for the KCPE examination results, the symbol AB indicates an absence; Y- denotes that the candidate was involved in an examination irregularity. 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Mean grade will be U, if the entry requirements for the KCSE examination are not met Mean grade will be CRNM, if the course requirements for the Teacher education, Business and Technical examinations are not met Mean grade will be P, if results are pended Mean grade will be W, if the examination results are withheld; The details of pended, withheld and irregularities are communicated to the institution through the Sub County Director of Education at the time of release of the examination results and are received by the institutions at the same time with the examination results. 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    There are a number of scholarships and funding opportunities available for students in Kenya. These opportunities enable students to undertake their studies undisturbed as they cater for school fees and other requirements. Below is a host of opportunities to consider:

    THE PRESIDENTIAL SECONDARY SCHOOLS BURSARY (PSSB)

    Students are asked to apply for the Presidential secondary Schools Bursary (PSSB) Scheme. The Scheme was started in 2013/2014 Financial year to support orphans and vulnerable children in secondary schools. This scheme is a government’s contribution towards complying with the legal requirements as stipulated in the Children’s act 2001 section 7 (1), and as a complementary service to the Cash transfer- OVC programme. The aim of this bursary scheme is to enhance Secondary School enrollment, attendance and completion by the Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Kenya. The PSSB is administered by the Children Department Head Quarter and in all constituencies across the country. Eligible students are called to apply for this bursary to receive funding during this financial year, 2018/2019. Pick application forms from the various Children Departments’ office in all the Sub- Counties. ELIGIBLE STUDENTS: To be considered for this Bursary scheme:
    • The student must be enrolled in a Government recognized public Boarding Secondary School
    • The student must be under 18 years of age at thye entry point into the Bursary Scheme
    • The student must be an Orphan/ Vulnerable child from a very poor House hold.
    Application forms are available at all Subcounties’ children offices.

    OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS IN KENYA

    1. EQUITY BANK’S WINGS TO FLY SCHOLARSHIPS 

      • Application forms are available at Equity Bank Branches and Equity Agents immediately after the release of KCPE results. Students can pick up and submit completed application forms at an Equity Bank branch or Equity Agent in the District where they attended primary school.
      • The program offers a comprehensive scholarship package that includes tuition, books, uniforms, transportation and pocket money for all four years of the student’s secondary education. Scholars also receive leadership development, career guidance and mentoring to ensure they achieve their full potential.
      • Click on this link to download the application form and other instructions from the official Equity page: EQUITY BANK’S WINGS TO FLY SCHOLARSHIP FORM
     

    2. KCB BANK SCHOLARSHIPS:

    The Kenya Commercial Bank, KCB, offers scholarships to needy students yearly. To qualify for a KCB Scholarship;
    • 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
    To access a KCB scholarship;
    • Applicants collect application forms at any KCB Branch countrywide. The forms are available in the branches starting 1st December
    • Applicants submit their applications in a county interview and selection process
    • The interviews are conducted by KCB staff teams
    • Applicants with disability are recruited through the county social development offices and integrated /special primary schools
    • Home visits are conducted to verify the needy status of the shortlisted candidates
    • Selected candidates are assigned to individual mentors and begin 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 programme
    • Internship and employment opportunities during and after the university studies
    • Equitable distribution across the counties and gender balance is sought to ensure both boys and girls benefit from the programme.
    To download the Scholarship form, visit: KCB SCHOLARSHIP FORM

    3. CO-OPERATIVE BANK FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

    • The secondary scholarship program was initiated in the year 2007 and has grown from an initial sponsorship of 30 students per region, to 60 students per region and 5 students per county for the 47 counties in Kenya. A total of 655 students per year from 2014.
    • Visit the CO-OPERATIVE BANK page for further details by clicking on: https://www.co-opbank.co.ke/info/co-op-bank-foundation

    4. KTDA NATIONAL TEA SCHOLARSHIP

    The kenya Tea Development Authority, KTDA, National Tea Scholarship is designed to help bright but financially challenged students in meeting their school fees. Successful applicants will be required to keep good grades in High School. The KTDA National Tea Scholarship is limited to students within the KTDA Factory catchment areas. Download the KTDA Scholarship form from their official page at: https://ktdateas.com/pdfdocuments/KTDA%20Scholarship%20Form.pdf

    5. KenGen FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

    • Since 2005, KenGen has invested Ksh 17.5 Million in the sponsorship for tomorrow’s leaders – 184 Secondary School pupils and 108 University graduates.
    • The secondary school scholarships target each area’s top KCPE performing pupils, while the university ones target top KCSE performers. The university students also get an opportunity to work as interns in KenGen Head Office and stations. Once they complete, the top performing graduates receive a job offer from KenGen.
    • Click on this link to visit the official KenGen page for more details: https://www.kengenfoundation.co.ke/pillar/launch-of-the-mentorship-program/

    6. THE JOMO KENYATTA FOUNDATION, JKF, SCHOLARSHIPS.

    Get more details on this Scholarship here: http://scholarship.jkf.co.ke/

    7. FAMILY BANK FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS.

    • The bank is currently sponsoring 280 students in secondary schools through the Family Bank Education Scholarship Fund. Family Bank also supports education initiatives with an aim to build and enhance capacity. The bank has contributed cash and other related donations towards the support of education to the Kenya Private Schools Association AGM, sponsorship for the 38th University of Nairobi Accounting Students Association Anniversary Dinner, support of the vulnerable Student’s Education and in addition donated trophies to various schools to award the best students and schools during prize giving events.
    • They have also constructed two classrooms at Langas Primary School in Eldoret as well as boosting the Othaya Bursary kitty. Family Bank further sponsored Kiriri Women University with a financial donation.
    • Download the scholarship application form at: https://thefamilygroupfoundation.org/scholarships/

    8. The Victor Wanyama Foundation Scholarship

    1. The Victor Wanyama Foundation has set up a scholarship fund for bright and needy students across the country.
    2. The scholarship fund is limited to the KCPE class of 2019 students who have secured placement in secondary schools.
    3. The Victor Wanyama Foundation gives this form FREE OF CHARGE.
    DOWNLOAD VWF SCHOLARSHIP FORM HERE

    9. Other Scholarships and bursaries that may be of help include:

    • Constituency Development Fund, CDF, bursaries
    • County Governments Bursary schemes
    • Members of County Assemblies, MCAs, Bursaries
    • Centum Scholarships
    • Rhino Cement Foundation Scholarships
    • Elimu Fund scholarships.
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    FULL DETAILS ON EQUITY’S WINGS TO FLY SCHOLARSHIP

    One of the Scholarships available to those joining secondary school is the Equity Bank’s Wings to Fly Scholarship. he program targets high achieving yet needy (orphan or vulnerable) students identified by assessing two main criteria based on academic performance at KCPE and social-economic vulnerability as follows:
    1. Academic achievement- Qualifying students must be in the top 5th percentile in KCPE in their District.
    2. Students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds – Eligible students who would not be able to attend secondary school for reasons arising from loss of one or both parents; parents who are unable to educate their children because they are physically or mentally disabled, living with HIV/AIDS or other chronic debilitating illness; families that have been displaced due to natural disasters such as floods, drought, famine or civil conflict; families that have no evidence of accumulated assets; children who show evidence of bursaries received or financial assistance in the past or who have a past history of school absenteeism due to lack of tuition fees.
    Each year, the Equity Bank Group gives scholarships to needy form ones under the Wings to Fly Programme.

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    Details about the Wings to Fly Scholarship

    • Candidates who have attained 350 marks and above are advised to fill in the application form, attach their slip and return the same to the nearest Equity Bank branch or Equity Bank Agent.
    • Application forms can be obtained from Equity Bank or nearby Equity Bank Agents
    • Completed application forms must be returned to the Equity Bank branch or Equity Bank Agent not later than 10th January
    • Shortlisted students will be invited for interviews which will be conducted by the Equity Group Foundation District Scholarship Selection Board.
    • The Wings to Fly scholarship caters for school fees, books, uniform, transport, shopping and pocket money for the four years of secondary school.

    2020 WINGS TO FLY SECONDARY SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
    • Only 2019 KCPE candidates are eligible to make an application for this scholarship.
    • The information provided in this form is intended to help Equity Group Foundation Community Scholarship Selection Board (CSSB) understand the applicant’s academic and financial position for the purpose of assessment for scholarship/award.
    • All fields with asterisk (*) are mandatory fields and must be filled accordingly.
    • This application form must be filled accurately, honestly and completely. Equity Group Foundation will reject any applications without relevant documents.
    • Please review the following documents and if required have soft/scanned copies for ease of completing the online application form:
    1. KCPE Results Slip (official KNEC slip or signed & stamped paper with grades from the school). For early bird applications, you will be allowed to fill the application form without KCPE marks. However, these marks must be entered and result slip attached before final submission.
    2. Copy of Death Certificate (if father/mother deceased).
    3. Evidence of financial support (if they have received support in the past).
    4. Evidence of special needs (if they have indicated special needs).
    5. Copy of Pay Slip/ Bank Statement (if parents/guardians are employed/business).
    6. Signed declaration by Applicant and Parent/Guardian
    7. Filled application and recommendation form by Head Teacher, Provincial Adm., Religious Leader and any other.
    • The completion and submission of this form is not a guarantee for sponsorship.
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.
    • Any false statements, omissions or forged documents will lead to automatic disqualification.
    • Please note that the application cannot be edited once it has been submitted.
    WINGS TO FLY SELECTION CRITERIA An eligible applicant for the Wings to Fly Scholarship should be academically promising and either be orphaned and/or from vulnerable backgrounds as defined below:
    • Children who have lost one or both parents and have no relative/guardian/sponsor to provide for their secondary education – evidence in form of Death Certificates/Burial Permits/letter from your Chief should be attached.
    • Children who are and/or whose parents are physically, visually, or hearing impaired and are unable to educate their children and have no relative/guardian/sponsor to provide for their secondary education
    • Children who are and/or whose parents are living with HIV/AIDS or other chronic debilitating illnesses and are unable to educate their children and have no relative/guardian/sponsor to provide for their secondary education – medical records should be sought
    • Children who come from vulnerable and marginalized groups or indigenous communities or have suffered from cultural practices e.g. early marriage, female genital mutilation or negative influences including radicalization, child labour among others.
    • Children from families affected by natural disasters such as flooding, drought, and famine or civil conflict and are unable to educate their children and have no relative or guardian or sponsor to provide for their secondary education
    • Children who have suffered neglect and/or abandonment and have no relative/guardian/sponsor to provide for their secondary education
    • Children with parents living under extreme poverty and have no relative/guardian/sponsor to provide for their secondary education

    GUIDE ON FILLING THE 2020 WINGS TO FLY SCHOLARSHIP FORM

    HOW TO APPLY ONLINE

    Applicant should create a new account through the portal https://egfdmis.equitybank.co.ke/register_w2f and fill in the 2020 application form for consideration.

    SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FORM ONES, 2020.

    Download the forms by clicking on the links, below:   Good Luck!

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