Equity leaders program has admitted fifty-six scholars to top global universities this year, bringing the value of the bank’s scholarship programme to 12 billion shillings.
Of this year’s 56 admissions, 17 are alumni of the wings to fly program who scored grade a, while the rest were the top students in their Kenya Certificate Of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams in their respective sub counties who are annually enrolled into the equity leadership program.
The 2019 cohort will be joining universities in the United States, Russia, South Korea, South Africa, Rwanda, Hungary, Canada and Slovakia.
Among the universities they are joining include Harvard University, Cornell, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Amherst and John Hopkins University.
The students will each receive a stipend of between 100,000 and 200,000 shillings to cater for air tickets and shopping. Speaking during the send-off ceremony in Nairobi, Equity Group Ceo and Executive Chairman of Equity Group Foundation, Dr. James Mwangi advised the scholars to focus on academics, leadership training, networking and global transformational exposure and excel in their respective specialties