The Elimu Kenya Scholarship Fund (Elimu Fund) is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization that solicits donations from individuals, groups, businesses, and foundations with the intention of giving hope, opportunity, and access to education through scholarships to Kenyan students and orphans with financial need who exhibit academic excellence and a desire to make a significant contribution to society. On July 23, 2005, The Elimu Fund was declared open for business.

Application Process

  • The recipient must have received admission to a public or private secondary school that is recognized as such by the Ministry of Education in Kenya. The scholarship, in most cases, will cover 100% of the tuition, dormitory room and board (where applicable), and other associated costs, such as books, uniforms, travel, and a monthly stipend.
  • (a)Submit the application online
  • (b) Admission letter to the School you intend to go (Email a scan copy to
  • (c)Wait to be contacted

Requirement of applying for 2022 Elimu Scholarship  

You can only apply for Elimu scholarship if you meet the requirements below:

  • Those with special needs and disabilities
  • Orphans and Vulnerable children
  • Student from vulnerable communities (from this sub-counties)
  • Candidates with poor parents living with disabilities
  • Candidates with parents living with HIV/AIDS and chronic diseases like (Cancer, Kidney failure e.t.c) that cannot raise  school fees
  • Candidates from needy families
  • Candidates who have been neglected or abused
  • Candidate must have scored 280 marks and above in KCPE 2022
  • Candidates must have done their KCPE 2022 exams from public schools
  • Candidates must be from (Listed 110 Sub-counties)

How to apply for Elimu Scholarship Programme

You can either apply for Elimu scholarship online or download the application form and fill it out manually. Below is the application procedure:

  • To apply online go to Elimu Scholarship online
  • For Manual application: Download 2023 Elimu Application form pdf
  • After downloading the application form, print it and fill in capital letters
  • Submit the form to the nearest Equity Bank branch or agent
  • You will be required to come with original documents for interviews if you are shortlisted

For any inquiries, you can contact elimu scholarships team through email: or

The deadline of Elimu scholarship application will be updated

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