The USIU-Africa Diversity Scholarship is currently open for applications from suitably qualified students. It is a fully funded scholarship for all students sponsored by the United States International University Africa (USIU-Africa).

All scholarships except the Sports Scholarship, are advertised on the USIU-Africa website and in any of the two major Kenyan daily newspapers (The Daily Nation and The Standard) in the spring (April) of every semester.

The selection/interview process takes place in July of the summer semester and the recipients are awarded the scholarship in September of the fall semester of every year.

Aim and Benefits of USIU-Africa Diversity Scholarship

There are two (2) tuition only scholarships for the under-represented and under-privileged bright students from Arid and Semi-Arid (ASAL) regions of Kenya, and one (1) similar scholarship for applicants from informal settlements in the neighborhood of USIU-Africa.

These are two (2) full tuition Scholarships for qualified applicants who must use orthopedic appliances for movement. The Scholarships are based on academic merit and cover full tuition costs.

Requirements for USIU-Africa Diversity Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria for Under-represented Communities:

1. Applicants must have attained a KCSE score of B- (minus) or better.

2. Be from the ASAL regions

3. Or informal settlements in the USIU-Africa neighborhood.

4. Correctly complete all relevant financial aid and admission application and selection procedures.

5. Maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 and above to remain eligible.

Eligibility Criteria for the Physically Challenged:

1. Applicants must have attained a KCSE score of C+ (Plus) or better.

2. Correctly complete all relevant Financial Aid and Admission application and selection procedures.

3. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 to remain eligible.

Documents Required for Application

1. An application letter.

2. Copies of the relevant certificates certified by the Principal or Head Teacher.

3. School Leaving Certificate.

4. A recommendation letter from the Principal or Head Teacher of High School Attended.

5. An essay detailing your background information and degree you wish to pursue.

6. Reasons you deserve the scholarship.


Application Deadline

August 12, 2022.

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