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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Jomo Kenyatta Foundation 2011 Form One Scholarships Opportunities

Applications for Form One Scholarships for the Year 2011

The Board of Directors of The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation hereby invites applications from suitably qualified and eligible Form One students for the year 2011 scholarships.

Applicants for the limited number of scholarships MUST meet wholly or substantially the following criteria;


To be eligible for consideration, the applicant student must:
  1. Be a Kenyan citizen
  2. Have sat K.C.P.E in the year 2010 and obtained at least 350 marks. Note that preference will be given to pupils from public primary schools.
  3. Be of good discipline and character as attested to by a letter from the Head teacher of the last primary school attended
  4. Be an orphan or a member of a family suffering extreme poverty.
  5. Have been admitted to Form I in a public secondary school.
Where Tenable
  • The Scholarships are tenable in any duly registered Public Secondary School in Kenya.

The scholarship will initially benefit the successful applicant for a period of one academic year effective from the date of award. On the basis of the student’s academic performance, financial circumstances and discipline record, the Foundation’s Board will determine continued sponsorship for remaining academic period.

In aggregate, the sponsorship will last for a period of four years from the year of award or until the beneficiary ceases to be a student in a Public Secondary School whichever comes first.

Application Procedure

Interested students can apply by;

Fill and submit ‘The JKF Form one Scholarship application for the year 2011’ available on The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation website ( and in all District Education Offices countrywide.

The following supporting documents MUST be attached to the application form/letter;
  1. A certified copy of KCPE result slip
  2. A letter of recommendation from the head teacher of the Primary School last attended
  3. A copy of Form one-admission letter/joining instructions.
  4. Evidence of being an orphan where applicable.
Application letters and supporting documents should be sent or hand delivered to:

The Managing Director,
The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation,
Enterprise Road, Industrial Area, Nairobi
P.O Box 30533—00100,

So as to reach the above address on or before 31st January 2011.

Applications from students who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be considered.

Similarly, late or incomplete applications will be disqualified. After the preliminary selection exercise, The Foundation will contact short-listed applicants for further consideration and final award.

Canvassing or giving of false in formation by or on behalf of the applicant will lead to disqualification of the application concerned.

Successful applicants and their host schools will be notified on or before 28th February 2011.


Disbursement of funds for the successful applicants will be effected on or before 20 March 2011.

Note: Applicants who will not have received any communication from the Foundation by 28th February 2011 should consider themselves unsuccessful.

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