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2,000 KCPE candidates to benefit from Equity Bank scholarship

31 December 2015, 09:59 Samuel Kisika

Nairobi - Bright and needy pupils who scored over 350 marks in the 2015 KCPE examinations have been asked to apply for the Wings to Fly scholarship.

The scholarship programme managed by Equity Group Foundation and Equity Bank MasterCard Foundation that seeks to support bright children whose parents are faced with financial constraints caters for students' secondary school fees, pocket money, shopping, books and uniform.

Equity Bank's Wings to Fly programme office has appealed to eligible candidates to apply for the available 2 000 scholarships.

The programme office said eligible applicants drawn from across the country should demonstrate certain constraints such as parental or guardian neglect and their families' financial inability to support them in obtaining secondary school education.

“Eligible applicants include children who have lost one or both parents and have no relative or guardian or sponsor to provide for their secondary education,” read a statement from the Wings to Fly office.

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The statement also encouraged needy children without a guardian, who can't get a sponsor to provide for their high school education or whose parents are victims of HIV/AIDS or living with other chronic diseases to apply for the scholarship.

“Those whose parents are physically or mentally challenged and are unable to educate their children and have no relative or guardian or sponsor to provide for their secondary education are also eligible," the statement added.

Interested and eligible applicants have been advised to obtain scholarship forms from Equity Bank branches or Equity agents across the country.

“Applicants should attach their 2015 KCPE result slip and return them to the nearest Equity Bank Branch latest by Wednesday, 6th of January 2016," read part of the statement.

It added that shortlisted applicants will be invited for interviews to be conducted at regional level by the District Scholarship Selection Board.

The Wings to Fly scholarship programme, launched in 2011, has so far supported over 10 000 needy students in pursuing Secondary school education.

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