2022 JKF Scholarships Open For KCPE Students Applications ongoing
2022 JKF Scholarships Open
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. The scholarship covers tuition and uniform as per the scholarship policy. In full
recognition of the Kenya Constitution, 2010, affirmative action is accorded priority during
Over 10,000 students have benefitted from the Programme since its inception. We pride
ourselves on being the only public institution in Kenya that ploughs its profits towards
this noble cause.
JKF partners with the following institutions to make Programme reach out to as many
beneficiaries as possible: The Ministry of Education, East Africa Philanthropic Network,
and Rotaract Club of Nairobi Central. The number of beneficiaries is anticipated to reach
25 per county by 2022.
2022 JKF Scholarships Open
Applications are received annually from bright and academically promising needy
students who meet the minimum eligibility criteria from all counties. Selection is through
a rigorous interview process by a panel comprising of the JKF staff, Ministry of Education
officials, JKF alumni, and primary school head teachers. Home visits are carried out by
the JKF staff, care caution taken to have staff visit regions other than their home areas for
purposes of objectivity and impartiality.
JKF is concerned about the success of its beneficiaries through school-based and group
mentorship. Beneficiaries get support through encouragement on academic performance
and life skills.
OFFICIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM
Selection and Eligibility
Our Scholarship Programme targets bright but needy orphans and vulnerable children in
public secondary schools in Kenya. To qualify they must meet the following criteria:
Poor child with disability
Child rendered vulnerable by factors affecting access to education
Child suffering from extreme poverty
Child who attains 70% of the maximum marks or as agreed by the Board of
Directors for marginalized areas and persons with disabilities.
Selection process emphasis on transparency, objectivity and inclusivity. Applicants are
subjected to rigorous interviews covering all counties; interview panelists comprise of JKF
staff, JKF alumni, partners and Ministry of Education officials.
To verify the interview results, home visits are done by a separate panel comprising of
JKF staff, primary school heads and local administrators. Finally all successful applicants
are commissioned through an award ceremony.