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Equity Bank starts selection process for 2021 wings to fly scholarships

Equity Bank starts selection process for 2021 wings to fly scholarships

Equity Group Foundation (EGF) has kicked off the selection process for the 2021 Wings to Fly scholarship program in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation and the German government through KfW.

The selected Wings to Fly scholars will form the twelfth cohort and will join a total of 17,304 scholars who have benefitted from comprehensive scholarships offered through the program while the successful Elimu scholars will form the second cohort and will join the existing 9,000 scholars who were commissioned last year.

This brings the total scholarships so far implemented by EGF to 36,804.

For both scholarship programs, scholars, guardians and parents who are unable to access the forms on the portal can get physical scholarship application forms at their nearest Equity branch or Equity Agent and must submit these for consideration on or before May 31, 2021.

A similar process has started for the 2021 Elimu scholarship program, a flagship program sponsored by the World Bank and the Ministry of Education and implemented through EGF.

The two programs will offer a combined total of 10,500 scholarships to academically promising scholars from needy backgrounds who sat and excelled in the 2020 KCPE examinations.

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Commenting on the commencement of the selection process, Equity Group Foundation Executive Chairman, Dr. James Mwangi has appealed to Kenyans of goodwill who know a needy bright child anywhere in Kenya who has met the application criteria to help them apply for the scholarship.

“There are many needy and bright children who have attained the eligible marks and may not hear of this opportunity.

I appeal to all Kenyans of goodwill to support this initiative by helping such children to access the application forms from their nearby Equity bank branch or Agent so that they can stand a chance of securing a scholarship for their secondary school education.”

How to apply for scholarship

Academically promising 2020 KCPE finalists from all 47 counties who scored a minimum of 350 marks and come from financially challenged backgrounds can apply for the 2021 Wings to Fly scholarships by logging on to (https://egfdmis.equitybank.co.ke/register_w2f) to create a new account on the Wings to Fly portal and fill in the 2021 application form for consideration.

2020 KCPE Finalists from 110 targeted Sub-Counties and fifteen urban centers with informal settlements who scored a minimum of 280 marks have also been advised to make applications for the 2020/2021 Elimu scholarships by logging on to the same portal.

Since 2010, 17,304 scholarships have been offered to scholars selected from across the country through community scholarship selection boards.

The scholarship covers school fees, transport, books, pocket money, mentoring, psychosocial support, and leadership development.

Mastercard Foundation has been EGF’s anchor partner in supporting worthy scholars lacking resources to carry their academic dreams forward since 2010.

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Ken Aseka is a hands-on broadcast journalist with genuine interest, skills and competencies in news sourcing, packaging, and dissemination. As a seasoned journalist, Aseka has previously worked with leading media houses in Kenya as a news editor, writer and reporter. He is currently a news editor at Metropol TV.

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