NAIROBI, Kenya, September 28 – The KCB Group, through its social investment arm, the KCB Foundation has set aside Shs 131 million for scholarships for university students over the next 10 years.
The company, in a statement, said the move is an extension of the high school scholarship program and aims to deepen its role in supporting the education sector.
“The top 50 students in the high school program will now receive college scholarships covering tuition at any public university in Kenya, starting with the KCSE 2020 class,” the company said.
In addition to the best students with an average grade of A and A-, the foundation will also finance the training of the 2 best students living with a disability each year.
Rosalind Gichuru, KCB Group Director of Marketing, Corporate Affairs and Citizenship, affirmed the company’s commitment to empowering young people to build a better future.
“By extending this package to the university, we are taking another step towards guaranteeing a better future for each beneficiary. This will not only benefit the individual, but also his family, his community and ultimately the nation, ”she added.
In addition, all eligible students will receive laptops to start their studies with scholarships applicable to both University Module I, Module II and any higher education institution recognized by the Ministry of Education.
The program has had a total of 3,100 beneficiaries since 2007, including 1,070 students currently in school and 240 others who have been recruited for the 2021 class.