On Saturday, January 21, the United States government called on Kenyan students to apply for scholarship opportunities.
The call asked Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education 2022 candidates who received their results on Friday, January 20, to apply for the study opportunities, according to a statement released on the official Twitter account of the US Embassy in Nairobi.
“Congratulations to all KCSE candidates on your results! “If you are a top student wanting to take your higher learning studies to the United States, apply for the 2023 Education USA Scholars Program,” the US Embassy in Nairobi explained.
The US Embassy in Nairobi also gave information on how students could apply for scholarship opportunities.
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education candidates were instructed to go to bit.ly/3kz25pF and submit their details.
“You will be required to have an active email address to fill out this form; you can only begin working on the form after your email address is verified.”
“By providing your email address to access the form, you are consenting to provide the EducationUSA office with your personal information and unaltered copies of the required documents,” the US Embassy explained.
The Embassy, on the other hand, was limited to the students who were eligible for the EducationUSA Scholars Program.
“Students who took their KCSE before November or December 2022 are ineligible,” the US Embassy in Nairobi cautioned.
At the same time, the US Embassy in Nairobi noted that the minimum score to join the program is an overall grade of A- in the KCSE
“The program does not work with graduate students who have already completed their undergraduate education at local universities.”
“If you are hoping to study in the US as a graduate student, please reach out to the EducationUSA office for further advice,” the US Embassy in Nairobi advised.
Students who scored less than 74 points in the KCSE should not apply, according to the US Embassy, and their applications would not be considered.
The EducationUSA Scholars Program, according to the US Embassy in Nairobi, is a college access program that strives to find, recruit, and assist 40 academically strong candidates in gaining admission to universities in the United States.