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 difficult backgrounds. With support from other partners, the program provides access to leadership training to previously marginalized children in all provinces.
About the award: The program provides comprehensive support for the scholars through the provision of tuition, housing, books, uniform, shopping, pocket money and transportation to and from school during their 4 years of secondary education. It has supported 26,304 savvy but economically challenged scientists to date. MCF has so far committed to support 10,000 scientists through two funding phases, with the last enrollment joining the program in 2021.
Selection: The Equity scholarship program is designed to help high-achieving children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The beneficiaries of the program are selected from Kenya’s 47 counties, based on their performance in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam. Program awareness is conveyed through public forums, ie administrative chief forums, houses of worship, through radio announcements and social media channels. Application is made at all Equity Bank branches, Equity Agents and on the Equity Group Foundation website. Scholarship beneficiaries are selected by the Community Scholarship Selection Board (CSSB), which is made up of key community leaders and chaired by the County of Sub-County Director of Education.
Eligible Countries: Kenya
To be taken in (country): Kenya
Number of awards: many
Prize Value: The program provides comprehensive support to the scholars through the provision of tuition, accommodation, books, uniform, shopping, pocket money and transportation to and from school during their 4 years of secondary education. It has supported 26,304 savvy but economically challenged scientists to date.
Duration of the Award: 4 years
How to Apply: Applicant must create a new account through the portal https://egfdmis.equitybank.co.ke/register_w2f and complete the 2021 application form for consideration.
It is important to review all application requirements on the Award webpage (see link below) before applying.GOODLUCK