To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, the following criteria must be met

  • A girl who has completed her secondary school examination e.g.The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination (KCSE)
  • Has demonstrated academic excellence (A Plain or A Minus)
  • Has demonstrated leadership qualities e.g. in school as a prefect, in the community, church, leadership in peer related activities etc.)
  • Has overcome insurmountable odds such as serious financial challenges, oppressive social-cultural practices such as early marriages and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) etc. in order to attain academic excellence.
  • Come from a financially disadvantaged background.
  • Has demonstrated clear financial need

how to apply

If you meet the above criteria, please download our Zawadi 2024 Application form


2024 Applications are now open. Deadline for Kenya is 5th April, 2024.

frequently asked questions

  1. Be a female student
  2. Have an A or an A- in your KCSE exams.
  3. Have undertaken a leadership role(s) in your school and/or community.
  4. Come from a financially needy background.
  5. Should have completed high school no more than two years before applying to Zawadi Africa.
  • Applications are opened every February and closed in April of each year.
  • Zawadi Africa takes the students enrolled in the program through a rigorous nine-month period where the student will be coached and prepared to apply to partner schools offering scholarships.

Zawadi Africa Education Fund-Kenya
Lenana Road, Kilimani
Cathy Flats, Suite No. 4
P.O.Box 59949-00200
Tel: +254202305655

Zawadi Africa Education Fund-Ghana
DUES Club(Opp Cal Bank)
22 Independence Ave,Ridge
P.O. Box AN 12832 AN
Telephone: (+233)-20-222-0804

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