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Ministry Of Education’s Official Announcement for the Elimu Scholarship Programme 2021

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The Ministry of Education has issued an official announcement regarding the Elimu Scholarship program for the year 2021.

The Ministry of Education’s announcement is as below.

Republic of Kenya

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EARLY LEARNING AND BASIC EDUCATION

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE ELIMU SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME – FOR THE YEAR 2020/21

The Ministry of Education through Equity Groupd Foundation is awarding Secondary School Scholarships in 110 targeted Sub-Counties and fifteen (15) urban centres with informal settlements to needy and vulnerable learners who attained 280 marks and above in the 2020 KCPE Examination.

For affirmative action, candidates who are Orphans and/or from Vulnerable Communities and those with special needs and disabilities who attained below 280 marks may be considered.

Only candidates who sat the 2020 KCPE examinations from public primary schools in the 110 Sub-Counties and the fifteen (15) urban centres with informal settlements will be eligible to apply.

The 110 targeted sub-counties are as per the National Government Administrative areas that existed in the year 2015.

The list of the targeted Sub-Counties and the fifteen (15) urban centres with informal settlements are available in the Ministry of Education and Equity Group Foundation websites: www.education.go.ke and https:egfdmis.equitybank.co.ke/register_elimu.

The applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates with special needs and disabilities (Physical, Hearing and Visual Impairments Autism, Albinism, Learning Disabilities and Others); or
  • Orphans and vulnerable children; or
  • Candidates from vulnerable communities in the target Sub-Counties; or
  • Candidates from urban centres with informal settlements; or
  • Candidates
  • Whose parents/guardians are living with disabilities that have compromised their ability to meet the financial obligations of their children
  • Whose families are affected by HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses with debilitating effects that could render parents and guardians destitute and unable to fend for their families
  • Whose families are affected by extreme poverty rendering them unable to educate their children
  • Who have suffered from neglect, abuse and have no support to continue with their education.

Interested applicants are advised to collect schorlaship application forms from the nearest Equity Branch or Equity Bank Agent.

Application forms can also be downloaded from the Ministry of Education and Equity Group Foundation websites: www.education.go.ke and https://egfd-mis.equitybank.co.ke/registerelimu

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

Shortlisted candidates, accompanied by parents/guardians, will be invited for interviews which will be conducted by the Community Scholarship Advisory Committees.

The scholarship caters for school fees, transport to and from school, learning materials and school kit for the beneficiaries for the four-year education period.

Please note that ONLYthe candidates who meet the stipulated requirements will be considered for the scholarship.

Members of the public are urged to share this information widely so as to reach as many potential beneficiaries as possible.

For any questions or grievances regarding the application process of the Elimu Schorlaship Programme, please contact Tel: +254 763 063 000, elimu@equitygroupfoundation.com or elimu@educaion.go.ke

Equity Center 8th Floor Hospital Road, Upper Hill, P.O. BOX 75104-00200, Nairobi, Kenya.

LIST OF TARGETED SUB-COUNTIES UNDER THE SECONDARY EDUCATION QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (SEQIP) ELIMU SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

  1. Baringo North
  2. East pokot
  3. Marigat
  4. Chepalungu
  5. Sotik
  6. Bungoma west
  7. Cheptais
  8. Mt. elgon
  9. Bunyala
  10. Busia
  11. Butula
  12. Nambale
  13. Samia
  14. Teso north
  15. Teso south
  16. Marakwet east
  17. Marakwet west
  18. Balambala
  19. Dadaab
  20. Fafi
  21. Hulugho
  22. Ijara
  23. Lagdera
  24. Suba
  25. Garbatula
  26. Isiolo
  27. Merti
  28. Kajiado central
  29. Loitoktok
  30. Butere
  31. Kakamega south
  32. Khwisero
  33. Likuyani
  34. Lugari
  35. Navakholo
  36. Ganze
  37.  Kaloleni
  38. Magarini
  39. Malindi
  40. Marani
  41. Nyamache
  42. Ikutha
  43. Kyuso
  44. Mumoni
  45. Mutito
  46. Mutomo
  47. Mwingi central
  48. Mwingi east
  49. Nzambani
  50. Tseikuru
  51. Kinango
  52. Kwale
  53. Msambweni
  54. Laikipia north
  55. Masinga
  56. Yatta
  57. Kathonzweni
  58. Kibwezi
  59. Makindu
  60. Makueni
  61. Nzaui
  62. Banisa
  63. Lafey
  64. Mandera central
  65. Mandera east
  66. Eldas
  67. Habaswein
  68. Tarbaj
  69. Wajir east
  70. Mandera west
  71. Wajir north
  72. Chalbi
  73. Wajir south
  74. North horr
  75. Wajir west
  76. Loiyangalani
  77. Pokot central
  78. Marsabit
  79. Pokot north
  80. Marsabit south (laisamis)
  81. Pokot south
  82. Moyale
  83. West pokot
  84. Kuria east
  85. Kuria west
  86. Uriri
  87. Kandara
  88. Kigumo
  89. Murangá east
  90. Tinderet
  91. Trans mara east
  92. Samburu north
  93. Samburu north
  94. Taveta
  95. Bura (tana north)
  96. Tana delta
  97. Tana river
  98. Tharaka north
  99. Tharaka south
  100. Kibish
  101. Loima
  102. Turkana central
  103. Turkana east
  104. Turkana north
  105. Turkana south
  106. Turkana west
  107. Buna
  108. Sololo
  109. Pokot

LIST OF TARGETED URBAN CENTRES WITH INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS

  1. Thika
  2. Nairobi
  3. Eldoret
  4. Nakuru
  5. Mombasa
  6. Kisumu
  7. Nyeri
  8. Embu
  9. Garissa
  10. Machakos
  11. Kitui
  12. Kericho
  13. Kilifi
  14. Naivasha
  15. Kakamega

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