Thursday, May 26, 2022

KCB Foundation Awards 1,000 Scholarships to Form 1 Joiners  

KCB Foundation 2022 form 1 scholarships

Bright students from vulnerable and underprivileged backgrounds receive comprehensive scholarship for the 2022 class intake.

KCB Foundation has awarded 1,000 high school scholarships to students who will join form 1 from next week under a revamped scheme that will draw in more beneficiaries.

This follows an application and recruitment process that was carried out two weeks ago, nationally.

The intake is part of the enhancement to the education support programme that has seen the Foundation increase the number of secondary school scholars from the annual 240 students and include University scholarships in its portfolio.

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The revamp will also now have 100% transition of beneficiaries to tertiary education scholarships and apprenticeship.

The KCB Foundation has invested KShs. 262 million to support the increase in number of beneficiaries in the higher school programme. A third of the slots have been allocated to vulnerable scholars, including persons living with disability.

The scholars in the 2022 class are drawn from across all the counties in Kenya and brings the total number of beneficiaries in the programme to date to 3,537.

Every year, the top 50 performers from the high school programme will now receive university scholarships catering for the tuition fee in any public university in Kenya, in what kicked off with the 2020 KCSE class.

Speaking during the commissioning of the class, KCB Group Director, Marketing, Corporate Affairs and Citizenship; Rosalind Gichuru said:

“We are committed to facilitate more access to education and skills for the underprivileged youth.”

The programme actively and intentionally supports marginalized, underserved, minorities, and vulnerable students to access to education from all 47 counties.

“By investing in wholesome education and transition to university, we’ll enable the youth to take charge of their future, and livelihoods.

Ultimately, we’re playing our part towards Kenya experiencing a boost in economic growth resulting from the ‘dividend’ of a well-equipped and economically independent youth”

she added.

The KCB Foundation scholarship is comprehensive, covering fees for all four years, catering for personal effects, learning materials, school uniforms, transport to and from school, termly school-based mentorship sessions with a KCB staff and an annual group mentorship and networking with fellow scholars.

The 2022 class will form the fifteenth cohort of the scholar’s programme, with 960 students currently in school.

Ultimately, the scholars programme aims to increase the transition rate from primary to secondary schools and aid towards the attainment of every one of the 17 sustainable development goals.

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