How to apply for Elimu Scholarship 2023 (Forms for KCPE Candidates)

Discover the Elimu Scholarship for 2023, its application process, eligibility criteria, and how it can transform lives by providing access to quality education in Kenya.

Jun 21, 2023 - 13:25
Jun 21, 2023 - 13:29
How to apply for Elimu Scholarship 2023 (Forms for KCPE Candidates)
How to apply for Elimu Scholarship 2023

The 2023 Elimu Scholarship, funded by the World Bank and the Government of Kenya, presents an unprecedented opportunity for KCPE 2022 candidates aiming for secondary school admission in 2023. This scholarship program, designed to bolster secondary education quality and inclusivity, could be your stepping stone to an exceptional educational journey.

This comprehensive guide aims to assist you through every step of the Elimu Scholarship application process, helping you avoid common pitfalls and giving you an insight into what the selectors are looking for.

An Overview of Elimu Scholarship 2023

The Elimu Scholarship 2023, part of the Secondary Education Quality Improvement Project (SEQIP), aims to enhance the accessibility and quality of secondary education in Kenya. The scholarship program covers school fees, transport, and learning materials throughout the four years of secondary education.

Beyond offering financial aid, the SEQIP also encompasses constructing classrooms and recruiting TSC teachers to ensure an optimum student-to-teacher ratio, facilitating a conducive learning environment.

Who Can Apply for the Elimu Scholarship?

Eligibility Criteria

Before delving into the application process, it's crucial to ensure you meet the scholarship's eligibility criteria:

  1. KCPE 2022 candidates from public schools.
  2. Must have scored 280 marks and above.
  3. Candidates from needy families, vulnerable communities, or those with special needs and disabilities.
  4. Orphans and vulnerable children.
  5. Candidates whose parents live with chronic diseases like HIV/AIDS, cancer, kidney failure, etc.
  6. Applicants who have suffered neglect or abuse.
  7. Candidates from the listed 110 sub-counties.

How to Apply for the Elimu Scholarship Programme

The application process is straightforward and can be done either online or manually.

Online Application

  1. Visit the Elimu Scholarship online portal.
  2. Create a new account and fill out the 2023 application form.
  3. Attach soft copies of the required documents, such as the KCPE Results Slip, Death Certificate (if applicable), and financial support evidence.
  4. Complete the application and submit it.

Manual Application

  1. Download the 2023 Elimu Application form pdf.
  2. Print the form and fill it out in capital letters.
  3. Attach photocopies of the necessary documents.
  4. Submit the filled form to your nearest Equity Bank branch or agent.

Remember, the deadline for application submission is January 23, 2023.

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Securing the Elimu Scholarship 2023 could set you on the path to academic success. Remember to complete the application form honestly and meticulously, ensuring every detail is correct. If you are shortlisted, prepare your original documents for the interview. Remember, securing your future begins with that first crucial step. Apply today!

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