Financial Aid: Where to Get Scholarships & Bursaries for Kids in Kenya 2023

Article by Maureen Kasuku
Posted: January 23, 2023  

A new school year begins after the release of KCPE & KCSE 2023 If you know of a child in need of a bursary/scholarship, here’s where to find help:

KCB Scholarships

KCB Foundation provides secondary education scholarships for bright but needy students. Annually, the programme targets 240 beneficiaries, with 40 of them being students with physical challenges who benefit from a full scholarship for four years of secondary education.

Ministry of Education Scholarship Fund 

The ministry of education has a scholarship fund for high schoolers and young Kenyans transitioning to university/college. 

County Governments of Kenya Bursary Programmes

This bursary programme by county governments is accessed by filling application forms which can be downloaded from the official county government websites or by visiting the County government offices in your county or any Chief/Sub-Chief’s office.

Constituency Development Fund

The Constituency Development Fund bursary scheme is managed by your local member of parliament and is awarded to the most needy of students in the constituency. The bursary offers tuition fees only in public secondary schools.

Jomo Kenyatta Foundation

Founded in 1968, the 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. 

Wings to Fly 

The Wings to Fly scholarship program, an initiative of the Equity Group and Mastercard Foundation (MCF), was established to support secondary education for top performing children from financially challenged backgrounds. With support from other partners, the program offers access to leadership training to previously marginalized children in all counties.


About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life


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