The Kenya Youth Education Scholarship Fund was established locally in the in the year 2005 as a society to address issues affecting education of the youth in Kenya.
To help needy and deserving youth with limited financial resources who display academic excellence and the desire to acquire practical skills and knowledge to enhance self reliance by pursuing their higher education.
Bridging the gap
We strongly believe that majority of youths come from very poor backgrounds and are unable to afford college fees and other related costs as they are above the reach of many Kenyans who live below the poverty line. This has significantly contributed in widening the gap between the rich and poor making hereditary poverty a common occurrence in the country.
We appreciate there is a key obstacle making access to higher education more difficult for poor Kenyan youth. Higher institutions tuition fees and other related costs are far much beyond the reach of many poor Kenyans; the financial resources needed to support their training constitute to the most serious challenge for many Kenyan families. Indeed many committed families lack the resources to finance their children’s college education.
This state has adverse affects to the growth and development of our youth both physically, emotionally and psychologically. It is evident that over the recent past, this has significantly contributed enormously to increased crime rate, social unrests, drug and substance abuse, unemployment, poverty, increased levels of HIV / AIDS just to mention a few.
Sources of Funds
Funds are sourced from concerned individuals, groups, corporations, foundations and other persons who share the view that many of the countries local and national challenges can be addressed through investing in young people who have demonstrated a commitment to excel and build their own future through education. The foundation shall endeavor to create a revolving fund in order to guarantee its viability and sustainability.
The Kenya Youth Education Scholarship Fund will utilize web based technology and various other viable means to solicit funding. The fund will be regularly audited for accountability and to provide verifiable information to contributors to assure them that the funds have been properly utilized for the intended purposes and beneficiaries.
Criteria and Selection Process
1. Applicants must have attained a minimum of C- mean grade in K.C.S.E for Diploma and D+ in K.C.S.E for certificate intake.
2. Applicants must show prove that they are capable of financing their upkeep expenses. Sponsorship caters for Tuition and
3. To qualify for consideration, applicants must fill in sponsorship application forms and submit letters of recommendation
from a recognised spiritual leader, administrative officer – Chief or Councillor.
4. Sponsorship cannot be redeemed for cash or to any other learning centre.
5. Successful applicants must meet the admission requirements as set out by the institution. The decision of the
sponsorship board is final.
6. Sponsorship does not cover for Internal & External exam fees.
Application form duly filled should reach us on or before 30th March 2009.
Awards are granted based on objective criteria that include academic merit, need and equitable geographic distribution in the selection process. Financial need of the applicant is verified through various sources such as the Clergy, Provincial administration, local elders, and other administrative machineries. Selection and short listing of applicants is done under the management of a Fund Selection Committee. The scholarship is merit and need based and will be applied toward the full cost of attendance.
Conditions for Funding
Award is based on:-
- Character assessment. The beneficiary should not have engaged him/herself in any criminal activity.
- Once awarded, the beneficiary must not indulge him/herself in any illegal activities such as, stealing, drug and substance abuse or other related activities detrimental to the organization’s and beneficiaries image during the scholarship period. Should it occur, then scholarship will be discontinued.
- Performance during the course period. The student must adhere to and observe all conditions stipulated in the Institution’s academic policy and code of conduct.
- The beneficiary must conform to all the requirements, rules and regulations of the scholarship award failure to which scholarship will be discontinued.
- The beneficiary must be between 18 and 35 years of age.
- Scholarship cannot be redeemed for cash.
To qualify for consideration, interested applicants must fill in sponsorship application forms available at Kshs. 150 and submit letters of recommendation from a recognized spiritual leader, administrative authority i.e. Chief or Councilor. Short listed applicants are contacted via short text messages. The decision of the sponsorship board is final.
A minimal application processing fee of Kshs. 1,500 is charged on the successful applications.