Wings To Fly Scholarship: How To Apply And Minimum Requirements
The Wings to Fly scholarship is a program that provides comprehensive secondary education and leadership training to financially challenged young kenyans. It caters for school fees, books, uniform, transport, shopping and pocket money for the four years of secondary school.
The program is a partnership between Equity Group Foundation and The MasterCard Foundation with support from USAID, UKAID, KfW and PEPFAR.
Details about the Scholarship
* Only children from needy backgrounds are considered for the scholarships.
*Candidates must have scored 350 marks and above.
* Candidates are advised to fill in the application form, attach their slip and return the form to the nearest Equity Bank branch or Equity Bank Agent.
* Application forms can be acquired from Equity Bank or Equity Bank Agents
* Completed application forms must be taken back to any Equity Bank branch or Equity Bank Agent not later than the deadline given.
*Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews which will be done by the Equity Group Foundation District Scholarship Selection Board.
The wings to fly program was formed to aid high performing children hailing from less fortunate backgrounds. The beneficiaries are selected from across the 47 counties, based on their performance in KCPE examination.
Applications are made at all Equity Bank branches, Equity Agents and on the Equity Group Foundation’s Website. After application, the beneficiaries are selected by the Community Scholarship Selection Board, which is made up of key leaders in the community and is chaired by the County or sub-County Director of Education.
The Wings to Fly mentorship program supports a scholar’s holistic development through four facets;
✓ Encouraging academic excellence
✓ Developing a value-centered life
✓ Nurturing transformative leadership
✓ Embracing a culture of giving back.
Mentorship is offered at three different capacities:
*University student mentors carry out school visits and monitor academic performance. They are mainly alumni of the program.
*Through forums facilitated by CSSBs and Equity Bank, parents, guardians and Equity Bank staff engage with mentors and scholars. These are career talks and giveback activities that aim to impact the community positively.
* In the Annual Education and Leadership Congress, cohorts of Wings to Fly scholars come together for week-long intensive, inspiring and educative forums where they get to learn from the role models in society such as successful professionals, government persons, entrepreneurs, and community leaders.