OSHWAL AID/ Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) 2015/2016 Scholarships for Kenyans (Kshs.100,000.00 per annum)

Application Deadline Extended: 31st july 2016

Oshwal aid a welfare arm of the Oshwal Education and Relief Board (OE&RB) and in association with Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), invites eligible university students to apply for Scholarships for the financial year 2015/2016.

The scholarship will fund 10 students for the total tenure of study, for undergraduate degree programmes. The fund supports needy entrants, in local universities, to a maximum of Kshs.100,000.00 per annum.


This scholarship will only finance the following courses of study:

  • Business Studies and Management
  • Fine Arts
  • Political Science
  • Law
  • Architecture
  • Information systems and technology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Agriculture
  • Economics
  • Pharmacy
  • Nursing
  • Engineering
  • Requirements for Oshwal Scholarship in Kenya

The applicant must:

  • Be a Kenyan citizen with a residential status in Kenya;
  • Have sat for the KCSE or equivalent level not more than one year prior to the application;
  • Have obtained a mean grade of B+ or above, with at least B plain in English and Mathematics;
  • Demonstrate need for financial aid;
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities, community service/spirit, concern for others, talent, concern about the
  • environment and solid character; and
  • Provide reference letters from two referees, one of whom must be the secondary school head teacher.
  • Provide an hand written personal statement of at least 300 words giving reasons why you deserve the scholarship
  • Conditions of the Scholarship:
  • Show proof of placement at a university before the scholarship is awarded; and
  • Is expected to provide academic progress reports and reference letters from the university on a yearly basis to maintain funding for the ongoing period of study.

How To Apply

Oshwal Aid and Higher Education Loans Board reserve the right to discontinue the scholarship for students who fail to obtain the required grades to proceed to the next level of study, or are not able to obtain satisfactory reference letters from the university.

Beneficiaries will undertake to provide academic transcripts to HELB at the end of each semester / academic year.
Application forms maybe downloaded from the HELB website (www.helb.co.ke).

The deadline for the submission of the applications is 8th April, 2016.
Applications should be submitted to:
The Board Secretary
Higher Education Loans Boards
18th Floor, Anniversary Towers
P.O. Box 69489 -00400

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the OSHWAL AID/HELB 2015/2016 Scholarships


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