KCB Foundation is inviting applications for the high school scholars programme for the class of 2022.
The Foundation has contributed to the growth of the program this year by funding Ksh252 million to help 1,000 bright underprivileged learners from across Kenya, up from 240 last year.
The increase in beneficiaries goes in line with the growth of the KCB Foundation’s whole scholars program, which now includes an apprenticeship element as well as university and tertiary education scholarships.
In all 47 counties, the initiative aims to actively and deliberately support underrepresented, underserved, minorities, and vulnerable kids in gaining access to school.
Speaking on the programme, KCB Group Director, Marketing, Corporate Affairs and Citizenship; Rosalind Gichuru said that the increase in capacity has been informed by the long-lasting effects that Covid-19 has had on various households, both economically and socially.
“The adverse impact of the pandemic has placed financial strain on households and widened the poverty gap, affecting access to education for many young Kenyans,” Rosalind said.
“As such, we increased the scholarship capacity to ensure that more of these bright students have a chance to continue their education and change their future. The revamp also means we be able to support their transition from high school to institutions of higher learning, both university and TVETs.”
Applicants have till Monday, April 11, 2022 to make application for the scholarship.
What the scholarship covers.
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 1,320 students currently in school, bringing the total number of beneficiaries to 3,535 since its inception in 2007.