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High School Scholarship opportunities from 250 KCPE Marks

There is a good number of scholarship opportunities available for KCPE candidates. The minimum KCPE marks required for the opportunities vary depending on the foundation but the lowest marks accepted by most foundation is 250. Those seeking scholarships must be in sincere need and must be vetted by the foundation.

All scholarship foundations guarantee some benefits to the successful applicants some benefits, which are not limited to;

  • full school fees for the 4 years in high school
  • shopping needs per term for the four years
  • assistive devices for learners with disabilities
  • One-on-one mentorship programme
  • Internship and employment opportunities during and after the university studies

Scholarship foundations for KCPE candidates include;

Hilde back Foundation Scholarships

The Hilde Back Education Fund, (HBEF) is a Kenyan charitable organization that provides financial support to bright children from poor families to enable them get education at the secondary school level.

For more information click HERE.

Kengen Foundation Scholarships

This Scholarship program was set up in 2005. Since that year the program has helped dreams come true for more than 500 outstanding students chosen mainly from areas neighouring the company’s installations which, in most cases are marginalized.

For more information click HERE.

Palmhouse Foundation Scholarships

Palmhouse Foundation provides Palmhouse Foundation scholarships to bright and talented children from families that are financially challenged by diverse circumstances and most of whom have attended poorly equipped rural primary schools in Kenya.

For more information click HERE.

Elimu Fund Scholarships

Elimu Fund has scholarship fund to help intelligent Kenyan students with limited financial resources to pursue and successfully complete secondary education. To be considered for the scholarship, the applicant must have completed the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) in the preceding year with a minimum grade of “B” and must be in the top 10% of his or her class.

For more information click HERE.

KTDA National Tea Foundation Scholarships

The foundation was specifically established to assist bright students who are needy. Successful applicants are required to keep good grades in schools.

However, KTDA National Tea Foundation scholarship is limited only to students within KTDA factory catchment areas.

For more information click HERE.

The Presidential Secondary School Bursary

Those who sat for KCPE & got 250 marks and above to apply for the above started burssary. Kshs. 30,000 maximum per year.

1. 250 marks & above
2. Total orphan
3. Birth certificate for applicant
4. Death certificate for both parents
5. Calling letter to Secondary School
6. Fee structure
7. Public Secondary School (Boarding)

Application Forms are available at SUB COUNTY CHILDREN OFFICES

The Family Bank Foundation scholarships

The Family Group Foundation is another organization that offers scholarships to candidates who excels in their KCPE but can’t manage to pay their school fee.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have sat for the KCPE 2018 exam.
  • Must have scored 350 marks and above.
  • Must complete the form that is available in all Family Bank Branches countrywide or can be downloaded from:
  • Must provide a written essay, in applicant’s own handwriting.
  • Must be extremely needy.

For more information click HERE.

Equity Wings to fly

Equity Wings to fly program targets bright but needy children. The children are selected through a rigorous process that involves assessing their KCPE results. Interested applicants  can pick application forms in the nearby equity branch.

For more information click HERE.

KCB Bank Foundation program

KCB Bank Foundation program aims at;

  • Increasing access to education for the under privileged
  • Increasing transition rates between primary and secondary school
  • Increasing the employability rate of the beneficiaries upon clearing their studies

The Foundation works with Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE) to design and execute mentorship programmes for People Living with Disabilities,PLWDs.

To apply pick application in the nearby KCB bank branch.

For more information click HERE.

Coop Bank Foundation scholarships

Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited successfully rolled out Education program in 2007 that pays school fees for needy secondary school students.

To apply visit nearby branch.

For more information click HERE.

Jomo Kenya Foundation Scholarships

The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation (JKF) scholarship scheme is an educational fund set up by the Foundation to assist bright but needy secondary school students in the public secondary schools in Kenya.

For one to be considered s/he must provide evidence of being an orphan or suffering from extreme poverty where applicable.

For more information click HERE.

Kenya Education Fund (kef) high school scholarships

  • Must be Kenyan student currently in Standard 8 or Form 1
  • Must meet KEF standards of Need and Merit
    • KCPE: 320 or above
  • Student must fill our application form and submit it to the KEF office. 

How to get a KEF application form:

By Mail:

  • Send us an unused self-addressed return envelope size A4 already stamped with KSH 50.00 postage stamps (Kenya only).
  • Return the completely filled application form (e-mailed or scanned application will not be considered) to the mailing address

Kenya Education Fund

  1. O. Box 384-00100

GPO Nairobi

  1. Visit our Office:

Thika, Upperhill Area, Opposite Bluepost Hotel on Nairobi – Embu Highway.

Monday – Friday 9AM – 5PM.

Please call before coming to make sure someone will be there to assist you. 

+254 702 769 712

+254 739 173 603


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