All scholarships except the Sports Scholarship, are advertised 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.
Full USIU-Africa Scholarship
This covers the full costs of tuition, books, computer laboratory, and room and board fees in the university hostels for two applicants (female and male).
Partial USIU-Africa Scholarship
The Partial USIU-Africa Scholarship covers 100% tuition cost for one female and one male candidate.
The university aims to reach out to specific vulnerable members of the society through the Diversity Scholarship. Through this the university aims at among other things:
These scholarships are divided into:
1. Scholarships for Under-represented Communities
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.
2. Scholarship for the Physically Challenged
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
There are two categories of Sports Scholarship 40% and 25% tuition discount. The main objective of these scholarships is to assist needy students with sporting talent pay part of their tuition costs.
Note: Any beneficiary injured while playing for the school team and confirmed by the doctor that he/she cannot continue playing will continue benefiting from the scholarship so long as he/she meets other eligibility requirements.
Sports Scholarship for Freshmen
This is a 40% tuition-only scholarship for students in sports disciplines that are relevant to the needs of the university’s sports programs.
This are advertised in high schools, relevant sports events and sports organizations during the summer (May) semester, and processed at the end of the summer semester, then awarded in the fall (September) semester. Preference is given to students with national-level certificates.
The scholarship is awarded to successful applicants upon admission and is renewable subject to the students fulfilling all the necessary requirements.
Sports Scholarships for Continuing Students
This is a 25% tuition-only sports scholarship for continuing students who are not on the Sports Scholarship for freshmen.
Institutional Scholarships Application Requirements
Applications for any institutional scholarship program must be accompanied by the following:
Criminal Justice Scholarship
Criminal Justice is the government controlled systematic practice of applying laws for the purpose of social control in society; and for the prevention and lessening of crime; and using courts and legal procedure, which necessitates penalties and sanctions for law violations.
USIU-Africa is committed to supporting the government realize its academic goals by providing 5 partial academic scholarships that cover 50% of tuition-cost to Kenyan civil servants seeking to pursue a USIU-Africa Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Studies program.
Applications must be accompanied by a scholarship application form, a KCSE (O-Level) Certificate, copies of other relevant certificates, an essay detailing the reasons why they deserve the scholarship and finally a recommendation letter from the employer (immediate supervisor or department head).
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