Equity ‘Wings to Fly’ application for 2020 KCPE candidates ongoing

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A past Wings to Fly event.

Learners who sat for the 2020 KCPE examinations can now apply for the Equity ‘Wings to Fly’ scholarship.

Eligible applicants can fill in the forms through Equity Bank’s website or physically at any Equity Bank branch or Agent by 31st May.

“Only candidates who would otherwise not afford to go to Form One without financial support will be considered for the scholarship. Please note that Wings to Fly beneficiaries must have sat the 2020 KCPE Examinations, be academically promising having scored at least 350 marks in KCPE Exams,” said a statement from the bank.

Other criteria include:

Children who have lost one or both parents and have no relative/guardian/sponsor to provide for their secondary education.

Children who are and/or whose parents are physically, visually, or hearing impaired and are unable to educate their children and have no relative/guardian/sponsor to provide for their secondary education.

Children who are and/or whose parents are living with HIV/AIDS or other chronic debilitating illnesses and are unable to educate their children and have no relative/guardian/sponsor to provide for their secondary education.

Children who come from vulnerable and marginalized groups or indigenous communities or have suffered from cultural practices e.g. early marriage, female genital mutilation or negative influences including radicalization, child labour among others.

Children from families affected by natural disasters such as flooding, drought, and famine or civil conflict and are unable to educate their children and have no relative or guardian or sponsor to provide for their secondary education.

Children who have suffered neglect and/or abandonment and have no relative/guardian/sponsor to provide for their secondary education.

Children with parents living under extreme poverty and have no relative/guardian/sponsor to provide for their secondary education.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interviews, which will be conducted by the Equity Group Foundation Community Scholarship Selection Board (CSSB).

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