Apply For 2024 Mpesa Foundation Scholarship

The M-Pesa Foundation Academy has opened applications for its 2024 scholarship program targeting learners who will sit for their KCPE examinations in November 2023.

The M-PESA Foundation Academy is a co-educational and residential High school offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), and Middle Years Programme (IBMYP).

Selected students for this year’s program will join the Academy in January 2024 for a four-year residential (boarding) program to study the International Baccalaureate Curriculum in two phases of two years of the Middle Years Programme followed by two years of the Diploma Programme.

Below are some of the things you need to know about Safaricom Foundation scholarships.

What Kind Of Support Do Beneficiaries Get?

Successful secondary school applicants of the scholarships get uniforms, tuition fees, and shopping from form one admission through form four.

Their vocational training institution and college counterparts get fully funded to study both locally and abroad.

The funding covers tuition fees and accommodation costs which are not affordable to many of the beneficiaries who come from humble backgrounds.

Qualifications for Safaricom Foundation Scholarships

To qualify for the Safaricom Foundation secondary school education scholarship, one must perform well in their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and have been admitted to a secondary school or vocational training institution.

There must be proof of financial challenges facing the applicant’s family, thus the need for the scholarship. 

Who Qualifies for the Scholarships?

Safaricom Foundation scholarships are meant for Kenyan youth from poor family backgrounds.

The scholarships target such youth joining various secondary schools and vocational training institutions but are facing challenges in paying school fees.

Learners who are beneficiaries of other scholarships do not qualify for the Safaricom Foundation scholarships.

Foreigners do not qualify for scholarships.

Requirements for Application of the Scholarship

The applicants must provide the required documents at the point of application for the scholarship.

KCPE results slip, admission letter, a copy of birth certificates, and a duly filled out Safaricom Foundation Scholarship application form are required.

How to Apply

Apply For 2023 Mpesa Foundation Scholarship

Below is a guide on how to apply to join the Mpesa Foundation Academy under full scholarship support.

Qualification to Join Mpesa Foundation Academy

These are the qualifications:

·         Each applicant must be in the last year of primary school, registered to sit for their KCPE exams

·         Applicants must be at least 13 and not more than 15 years of age at the time they are expected to join Form 1 in the next year.

·         We accept applications from all 47 Counties.

How to apply to join Mpesa Foundation Academy

Follow the steps below;

1.       Download application forms from:

2.       Please fill out the application form as clearly and as completely as possible. Where information is absolutely not available, please mark (NOT AVAILABLE). However, remember that the more information you make available to us the better it is for us to evaluate your application. Forms from previous years WILL NOT be accepted.

3.       Attach copies of the following documents, failure to which your application WILL NOT be considered; a) Birth Certificate, b) Parent/Guardian ID, c) Parent Death Certificate, where applicable, d) Academic reports for the LAST 3 YEARS signed and stamped with the official school stamp., e) Co-curricular activity certificates, f) Evidence of leadership, g) Payslip of Parent/Guardian if employed and h) Any other document deemed relevant

4.       Write your first and last name in capital letters at the top of each page as it appears on your Birth Certificate in case the pages detach.

5.       Applications should be enclosed in a sealed envelope during submission.

6.       Online applications are encouraged. Ensure the application is scanned and attached as a single PDF document.

7.       Please retain a copy in case it is lost in transit.

8.       Note that admission into the M-PESA Foundation Academy will be based on an independent application process separate from the national Form 1 application and selections process

9.       All answers MUST be written in the spaces provided within the form and filled by the student applying for the  position using his/her own handwriting and words. You are NOT allowed to insert any extra pages.

10.   Only Complete Applications will be considered.

11.   Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

12.   Any violation of the above will lead to automatic disqualification

Where to Submit application forms

Drop off/Submit your applications in one of the following ways

·         Email to;

·         Post to;

·         M-PESA Foundation Academy

P.0 Box 7954-01000, Thika

·         Drop off at any Safaricom Retail Shop.

·         Drop off at any MPESA Foundation Academy, Mangu Rd. Thika


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