Externally Funded Scholarships and Grants

The university continues to seek partners to help fund the Financial Aid programs. The following are some of the partners currently funding scholarships at USIU-Africa. Please note that the availability of these grants and scholarships largely depends on funding from sponsors.

Ketan Chibber Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is established in memory of Ketan Chibber who was instrumental in setting up the first computer lab at USIU-Africa. Ketan was passionate about his USIU-Africa family and through his efforts the 80s & 90s alumni group was established. This vibrant group came together and contributed towards the scholarship to honor the one person who gave without asking for anything in return.

This is a partial scholarship to cover ONLY tuition of up to KES 100,000 per year per student, and is awarded to four (4) students taking into consideration gender parity. For eligibility, the applicant:

  1. Must demonstrate financial need.
  2. Must be in enrolling for the May semester 2022 in the School of Science & Technology pursuing the BSc. Information Systems and Technology or the BSc, Applied Computer Technology.
  3. Must be an East African citizen.
  4. Must be enrolled as a full-time student.

Application Process:

  1. Application Letter of not more than 500 words outlining:
    • Financial need
    • Passion for ICT/IT program
    • Community Service engagement.
  2. Email the above together with supporting documents to finaid@usiu.ac.ke

NB: For continued eligibility, a minimum GPA of 3.0 must be maintained.

Leap Fellowship Program

In partnership with USIU-Africa, we are pleased to announce a new student financing program available for new and continuing USIU-Africa students pursuing certain degree programs. The LEAP Program is a fellowship program designed to provide aspiring students like you with affordable financing to pursue quality higher education, as well as to support you throughout your studies and in your future job search.

Rattansi Education Trust Fund Grant

Funds are awarded in the fall semester of every year. The Rattansi Education Trust Foundation makes decisions on the amounts to be awarded to successful applicants. The awards may range from KES 5,000 to KES 100,000 annually. The USIU-Africa Financial Aid Office notifies successful awarded students as soon as the funds are received from the Trust Foundation.

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