Deadline: 13th April, 2022
JKF Scholarship Programme 2022 for Kenyan Citizen
JKF Scholarship Programme improves access to education and transition through provision of scholarships and mentorship to academically promising Kenyan orphans and children from poor vulnerable backgrounds in public secondary schools. The scholarship covers tuition and uniform as per the scholarship policy. In full recognition of the Kenya Constitution, 2010, affirmative action is accorded priority during selection.
Over 10,000 students have benefitted from the Programme since its inception. We pride ourselves on being the only public institution in Kenya that ploughs its profits towards this noble cause.
JKF partners with the following institutions to make Programme reach out to as many beneficiaries as possible: The Ministry of Education, East Africa Philanthropic Network, and Rotaract Club of Nairobi Central. The number of beneficiaries is anticipated to reach 25 per county by 2022.
Applications are received annually from bright and academically promising needy students who meet the minimum eligibility criteria from all counties. Selection is through a rigorous interview process by a panel comprising of the JKF staff, Ministry of Education officials, JKF alumni, and primary school head teachers. Home visits are carried out by the JKF staff, care caution taken to have staff visit regions other than their home areas for purposes of objectivity and impartiality.
JKF is concerned about the success of its beneficiaries through school-based and group mentorship. Beneficiaries get support through encouragement on academic performance and life skills.
Selection and Eligibility for the JKF Scholarship Programme 2022
Our Scholarship Programme targets bright but needy orphans and vulnerable children in public secondary schools in Kenya. To qualify they must meet the following criteria:
- Poor orphan
- Poor child with disability
- Child rendered vulnerable by factors affecting access to education
- Child suffering from extreme poverty
- Child who attains 70% of the maximum marks or as agreed by the Board of Directors for marginalized areas and persons with disabilities.
Selection process emphasis on transparency, objectivity and inclusivity. Applicants are subjected to rigorous interviews covering all counties; interview panelists comprise of JKF staff, JKF alumni, partners and Ministry of Education officials.
To verify the interview results, home visits are done by a separate panel comprising of JKF staff, primary school heads and local administrators. Finally all successful applicants are commissioned through an award ceremony.