Scondary or High School Scholarships in Kenya from Banks
Now leading Banks in Kenya as a way of promoting their brands through their CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) haver resolved to offer scholarship programs that target bright children who are are from poor backgrounds going to high school.
The programs cater for the students’ school fees fully and also offer career mentorship to the successfully applicants
KCB BANK Foundation Scholaships in 2016 program that will support 240 children from all counties through their secondary schools, and this will include tuition, uniform, books, and mentorship. KCB also has partnerships that support scholarships through the Palmhouse Foundation, Starehe Girls, & Starehe Boys schools, and others that donate books, renovate classes and provide water tanks to schools. The total figure is about Ksh 100 million ($1 million) for 2016. Their research shows that Kenya has one of the most expensive secondary education systems in Africa. Presently, fees for national and county schools range from KSh45,000 to KSh136,000 (~$1,360) year, which is not affordable for many parents.
Cooperative Bank is going to award scholarships to 655 children through their Foundation Scholarship Scheme for 2016. 420 will be selected by the bank and 235 will be awarded by county governments in each of the 47 counties in Kenya (at 5 per county). The bank will also pay for university education of 130 of the top students in the secondary school examinations.
Family Bank has an education program that includes secondary school scholarships and a talent program that gives employment opportunities to top kids after high school.