Financial Aid Scholarships 2017
Looking for the Best!
Every year USIU-Africa offers premier learning opportunities for those from an underprivileged background to receive a world-class education offered through state-of-the-art facilities.
The Office of Financial Aid is now inviting applications for the following undergraduate scholarship programs.
Full USIU-Africa Scholarship
There are two Full USIU-Africa Scholarships for Kenyan students (one male and one female) seeking to pursue an undergraduate degree at USIU-Africa. Applicants must demonstrate academic and leadership achievements and MUST be in need of financial assistance (evidence required).
The scholarships cover the cost of tuition, room and board, and lab fees beginning Fall Semester (September) 2017. Recipients must meet other expenses such as medical insurance and Student Activities fees.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Mean Grade B+ and above in the 2016 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with a grade of B (plain) and above in English and Mathematics.
Partial USIU-Africa Scholarship
There are two scholarships for Kenyan students (male & female) seeking to pursue an undergraduate degree at USIU-Africa. The Scholarships shall be awarded on financial need and academic merit basis to candidates who meet the requirements.
The scholarships will ONLY cover 100% of tuition costs beginning Fall Semester (September) 2017.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Mean Grade B (plain) and above in the 2016 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education or its equivalent, with a grade of B- (minus) and above in English and Mathematics.
Scholarship for the Physically-Challenged
There are two full tuition-only Scholarships for qualified Kenyan applicants who use orthopedic appliances for movement and are interested in joining the undergraduate community at USIU-Africa. The Scholarships are merit-based and will cover full tuition costs effective Fall Semester (September) 2017.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Mean Grade C+ and above in the 2016 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with Grade C (plain) in Mathematics and English.
Scholarships for Under-represented Communities
There are two full TUITION-ONLY scholarships for the under-represented and under-privileged academically-gifted students from Arid and Semi-Arid Regions of Kenya (ASAL) and one similar scholarship for applicants from informal settlements in USIU-Africa’s neighborhood.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Mean Grade B - (minus) and above in the 2016 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education or its equivalent, with a Grade of C+ and above in English and Mathematics.
All applicants MUST submit their applications to the USIU-Africa Office of Financial Aid before Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
A complete application will consist of the following: an application letter, copies of the school leaving certificate and other relevant certificates (certified by the Principal or Head Teacher), a recommendation letter from the Principal or Head Teacher, an essay detailing applicant’s background information and degree the applicant wishes to pursue, and finally the reasons why the applicant deserves the scholarship.
Criminal Justice Studies Scholarship for Civil Servants
United States International University-Africa is committed to supporting the government realize its academic goals by providing 5 partial academic scholarships that cover 50% of tuition cost to Kenyan civil servants seeking to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Studies degree program at USIU-Africa.
NB: Criminal Justice is the government controlled systematic practice of applying laws for the purpose of social control in society; and for the prevention and lessening of crime; and using courts and legal procedure, which necessitates penalties and sanctions for law violations.
Complete applications will consist of the following: an application letter, an O’ Level Certificate, copies of other relevant certified certificates, an essay detailing the applicant’s background information and reasons why the applicant deserves the scholarship. Finally, the application must include a recommendation letter from the employer (immediate supervisor or department head)
Applicants can access further application information (including application forms and application requirements), from our website: http://www.usiu.ac.ke/finaid
Shortlisted applicants will be informed on or before Saturday, July 15, 2017.
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