How to apply for Wings to Fly 2018 scholarships program
So far, the Wings to Fly program has provided a total 14,168 scholarships to needy pupils across the country
Equity Group has called for applications for the 2018 Wings to Fly scholarship program.
Equity Group Foundation and The MasterCard Foundation with support from other partners offers comprehensive secondary school scholarships to financially constrained children who excelled in Kenya Certificate of Primary Education.
Candidates who attained a minimum score of 350 marks in the KCPE results released last week have until Friday 8th December, 2017 to send their applications.
Deserving Pupils, who cannot afford secondary school education, and who scored at least 350 marks in the 2017 Kenya Certification of Primary Education (KCPE) are requested to visit the nearest Equity Bank branch or an Equity Agent and request for the scholarship application form.
“ Once they have received the forms, they need to complete them accurately and return them to a nearby Equity Bank branch by Friday 8th December,” said Equity Bank CEO Dr James Mwangi.
The applications will be reviewed, and the shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews by the Equity Group Foundation Community Scholarship Selection Boards (CSSBs).
The boards comprise of at least 11 local community stakeholders, including chiefs, educationists, Equity Agent representatives and religious leaders in the County. Each CSSB is chaired by the County or Sub-County Education Officer and coordinated by the respective Equity Bank Branch Manager.
The program which is now in its 7th year supports bright but economically challenged pupils, who would otherwise not be able to join secondary school due to financial constraints.
Beneficiaries are selected through a rigorous process that reviews the most deserving cases who have met the minimum score of 350 marks in the KCPE examinations.
The scholarship caters for tuition and boarding fees, books, uniform, transport to and from school as well as pocket money for the four years of secondary school.
Last year, the Foundation received more than 25,000 applications from needy students who sat for their 2016 KCPE examinations and were unable to finance their secondary school education.
Scholarship application forms are also available online from the Equity Group Foundation’s website
Source : KBC