Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Hilde Back Education Fund - Form One Scholarships for the year 2012

Available for candidates from Garissa, Githunguri, Homa Bay, Kibwezi, Kilifi, Likuyani, Narok, Tharaka South, Turkana, Voi and West Pokot Districts.

The Hilde Back Education Fund (HBEF) is an Organization that is committed to the promotion of Education as a Fundamental Human Right. The Fund sponsors academically gifted students from poor families to secondary school.

HBEF hereby invites applications from suitably qualified and eligible Form One students for the 2012 scholarships. One hundred and fifty (150) Scholarships tenable in any duly registered Public Secondary School in Kenya will be awarded.

Eligibility 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 2011 in a public primary school in Garissa, Githunguri, Homa Bay, Kibwezi, Kilifi, Likuyani, Narok, Tharaka South, Turkana, Voi and West Pokot Districts and obtained at least 380 marks.

3. Be an orphan or from a poor family.

Sponsorship Duration

The sponsorship will be for a period of four years of secondary education effective 2012.

Beneficiaries will be expected to maintain goodacademic performance.

Application Procedure

Interested students should:

Complete and submit the HBEF Scholarship application form available at HBEF offices in Nairobi & Githunguri and in all the respective District Education offices.

The following supporting documents should be included in the application:
  1. A certified copy of KCPE result slip.
  2. Relevant recommendation letters as outlined in the application form.
  3. Copy of birth certificate.
  4. A copy of Form one-admission letter/joining instructions where available.
  5. Evidence of being an orphan where applicable.
The duly completed forms should be forwarded to the respective District Education Officers by Friday January 13, 2012.

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

Similarly, late or incomplete applications will be disqualified.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by HBEF for interview details and final award.

Canvassing or giving of false information 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 1st February 2012.


HBEF will make direct payments to schools where successful applicants have been called effective on or before 10th February 2012.

Application forms and supporting documents should be sent or hand delivered to the respective District Education offices or to the HBEF Nairobi office at the address below:

The Director
Hilde Back Education Fund
Haven Court, Block B5, Westlands,
P.O. Box 14741-00100,

Note: Applicants who will not have received any communication from HBEF by 28th February 2012 should consider themselves unsuccessful


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