The value of respect for each other and for Kenya is evident at ISK, as is a commitment to giving back to the community. Our scholarship program for Kenyan students, together with a broad and dedicated service-learning program which serves our local and national community, have shaped our school values since 1967 and continue today.

High School Scholarships for Kenyan citizens based on merit and proven financial need. To support the Scholarship Program click Here.

The Scholarship Program

The ISK scholarship program provides financial support for outstanding Kenyan students who would otherwise be unable to afford the tuition & fees. These scholarships cover all program costs through High School including the IB Diploma program.

The specific aim is to provide opportunities for low to middle income Kenyan students to participate in an academically rich and culturally diverse experience that will open the doors to university admission (and potentially further scholarship support) to the best universities in the world.

Our High School program spans grades 9-12 and follows an August-May academic schedule. Given transitional issues related to moving from the Kenyan school system to ISK, as well as the inherent rigors of the IB Diploma program, applicants must be entering grade 9 or 10 to be eligible.

Scholarship recipients are entitled to a 100% reduction in tuition fees, the admission fee, bus fee, and the IB exam fees. The capital levy fee is waived and covered by the scholarship. Scholarships last for the duration of the student's time at ISK provided they remain in good standing at the school. Scholarships may be revoked for poor academic performance or behavior.

Applications are screened by a scholarship committee and awarded to the recipients by April of each year. Financial need is assessed upon completion of a Finance Disclosure form including relevant supporting documentation.

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Scholarship Applications for 2020-2021 are now open

To download the Scholarship Application Form, click here.

Eligibility Requirements for the High School scholarship:

Selection for the scholarships is competitive and applications are based on the following criteria:

  • Kenyan citizenship
  • Proven financial need
  • Fluency in English (oral & written)
  • High academic achievement in English language curriculum
  • Leadership & commitment to service
  • Must be 14 years of age by July 2020
  • Must have completed Standard 8
  • High school graduates not eligible to apply
  • Ability to live in Nairobi with family or guardians for the whole duration of the scholarship

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