How To Apply For Scholarships For Students Joining Form One

By Getrude Mathayo / Published May 7, 2021 | 10:24 am




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Through Equity Group Foundation, the Ministry of Education is awarding secondary school scholarships to needy and vulnerable learners who attained 280 marks and above in the KCPE 2020 examination.




Through Equity Group Foundation, the Ministry of Education is awarding secondary school scholarships to needy and vulnerable learners who attained 280 marks and above in the KCPE 2020 examination.

The program is going to be carried out in 110 sub-counties and 15 urban centers with informal settlements. Candidates who are orphans and/or from vulnerable and indigenous communities, as well as those with special needs and disabilities who attained below 280 marks, may be considered.

“Only candidates who would otherwise not afford to join Form One without financial support and are academically promising will be considered for the scholarship,” the Ministry notes.

The scholarship will cater for school fees, transport to and from school, learning materials, and school kit for the beneficiaries for the four-year education period. Only the candidates who meet the stipulated requirements will be considered for the scholarship.

Documents required for application

To complete the online process, you will be required to have soft/scanned copies of the following documents:

  1. KCPE Results Slip (official KNEC slip or signed & stamped paper from the school)
  2. Copy of Death Certificate (if father/mother is/are deceased)
  3. Evidence of financial support (if you have received support in the past)
  4. Evidence of special needs (if you have indicated that you are special needs learner)
  5. Copy of Pay Slip / Bank Statement (if parents/guardians are employed / businessperson)
  6. Signed Declaration by Applicant and Parent / Guardian
  7. Copy of Birth Certificate
  8. . Filled application and recommendation form by Head Teacher, Provincial Administration, Religious Leader, or any other leader

How To Create an Account

Before you apply the beneficiary will first have to create an account.

  1. Access the login page using https://egfdmis.equitybank.co.ke/register_elimu
  2. Click on Create an Account. You will be redirected to a new page where you will register for the Foundation. Fill in all the fields provided.
  3. All form fields with an asterisk (*) sign require to be filled before clicking on the ‘Register’ button.
  4. Password must be at least 8 characters with an uppercase letter.
  5. Click on the Register button to submit your details
  6. To activate your account

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How to Apply for the Scholarship online

  1. Once you log in successfully, you will be redirected to a new page where you will see ‘Open Scholarship for application’
  2. Read the scholarship description and click ‘Apply’
  3. Fill in all the fields provided in every step, then click on the ‘Save Changes’ button to submit your details in every step.
  4. When you click the ‘Save Changes’ button, a review page is displayed where all the details filled in the step-by-step process form are displayed.
  5. Once you review and submit your application, you will be directed back to the application dashboard which displays the Application Status.
  6. The beneficiary can view more details of their application by clicking on the ‘View Application’ button.
  7. The final step is for you to click on the ‘Submit Application’ (button) for review or edit any part of the form.
  8. If the code has not been sent yet to your account, click ‘Activate Account’ for it to resend the Activation Code email and SMS.
  9. Once you fill the registration form and submit it, an Activation Code will be sent to your phone via SMS and email [if provided]. Enter the code and click the ‘Activate Account’ button to activate your account
  10. Enter your Phone Number, then enter your Password and click the Login button.
  11. Once you log in successfully, you will be redirected to a new page where you will see Open Scholarship for application. Read the scholarship description and click Apply
  12. Fill in all the fields provided in every step, then click on the ‘Save Changes’ button to submit your details in every step.

Duly completed application forms including supporting documents should be submitted to the nearest Equity Bank Branch by May 31, 2021.

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