KCB Group through its social investment arm, KCB Foundation has set aside Shs 131 million for scholarships of university students over the next 10 years.
The firm, through a statement, has said the move is an extension of the high school scholarship programme and is aimed at deepening its play in supporting the education sector.
“The top 50 performers from the high school programme will now receive university scholarships catering for the tuition fee in any public university in Kenya, commencing with the 2020 KCSE class,” the firm said.
Besides the top students who attained a mean grade of A and A-, the foundation will also finance the education of the best 2 students living with disabilities each year.
KCB Group Director Marketing, Corporate Affairs and Citizenship, Rosalind Gichuru, affirmed the firm’s commitment to enabling young people to craft a better future for themselves.
“ By extending this package to university, we are taking a step further in guaranteeing a brighter future for each beneficiary. It will not only benefit the individual but also their family, community, and ultimately the nation” she added.
In addition, all eligible students will receive laptops to commence their studies with the scholarships applicable for both university Module I, Module II and any tertiary institution recognized by the Ministry of Education
The programme has had a total of 3100 beneficiaries since 2007 including 1,070 students who are currently in school and another 240 who were recruited for the class of 2021.