Catholic Scholarships in Kenya

Catholic Scholarships in Kenya

Catholic Scholarships in Kenya

The Catholic Scholarship Programme was established to build the capacity of the Church by developing servant leaders who would contribute to developing leadership within the Religious Congregations and Communities and the apostolic works of the Catholic Church.

The Programme seeks to achieve this goal by providing eligible religious sisters, religious brothers, priests and lay persons working with/for the Church (Catholic institutions) with access to higher education and leadership training.

Catholic Scholarships in Kenya - Eligibility

  • Catholic Religious sisters/brothers, and priests who demonstrate leadership traits and potential and are nominated by their congregational or diocesan superior. Lay persons to be nominated by a Catholic institution if they meet the following requirements:

    (1) evidence of full-time employment with the nominating institution for at least three consecutive years and

    (2) holds a leadership position in the nominated institution.

  • Scholarships are given to scholars studying in their country of domicile. Qualifying institutions of higher education are included in this brochure.
  • Only students who are starting a course of study are eligible; a student in an on-going course of study is not
  • The total number of scholarships awarded annually depends on the availability of funds.
  • There is no age restriction; however, the scholar should be able to provide service and leadership for a period of time in a manner comparable to the investment made.
  • An applicant who is not successful on the first application can re-apply in two subsequent periods. However, if an applicant is not successful after three submissions, he/she will no longer be eligible.
  • An applicant is not eligible to receive a tuition scholarship if he or she is a recipient of another tuition scholarship for the same course of study.

    Catholic Scholarships in Kenya - Specific Course of Study

    Certificate: This course of study is limited to religious sisters and brothers only Primary award / Selection Criteria:

  • Academic achievement
  • Experience and/or potential for leadership
  • Participation in service-related activities in the community, Congregation, etc. Work history, achievements (academic, professional, Congregational).


  • Diploma: This course of study is limited to religious sisters and brothers only Bachelor’s Degree:

    Open to Priests, Lay persons, religious sisters and brothers Master’s Degree and Post-Graduate Diploma: Open to Priests, Lay persons, religious sisters and brothers however the eligibility is considered following a minimum of two years of work /service.

    Fields of study is limited to those that support:


  • Scholarships are available to applicants enrolling in the Faculty of Education of qualifying institutions.

    Courses may include Education, Education Management & Development, Education Management & Planning, Education Science, Science in Education, Psychology and Counselling, and related courses.

    Building just societies and Health

  • Scholarships are available to applicants enrolling in the Faculty of Law, Faculty of Philosophy, Religious Studies, Gender and Development, Community Development.

    Courses may include Law, Social Work, Philosophy, Peace Studies and International Relations, Nursing, Medical Lab Technician courses, Physiotherapy & Occupational therapy and related courses.

    Effective Congregational/Church management and leadership

  • Scholarships are available to applicants enrolling to study finance, administration, management and economics in the Faculty of Business of qualifying institutions.

    Available courses may include Business Management, Human Resources Management, Finance and Corporate Management, Business Administration, accountancy and related courses.

    Catholic Scholarships in Kenya - List of Eligible Learning Institutions

  • Amani Counselling Centre
  • Catholic University of Eastern Africa
  • Chemchemi ya Uzima institute
  • Egerton University
  • Hekima University College
  • Jomo Kenyatta University of Science/Technology
  • Kenyatta University
  • Marist International Centre
  • Maseno University
  • Masinde Muliro University
  • Moi University
  • Multi-media University
  • Strathmore University
  • Tangaza University College
  • United States International University
  • University of Nairobi
  • KMTC across the country Catholic Scholarships in Kenya - Terms and Conditions:

    The scholarship award is partial: It includes full tuition fees and administrative costs as stated by the learning institution.

    A stipend for scholars’ stationery and other basic academic needs is given depending on the level of study.

  • All expenses related to boarding, medical, and other expenses should be covered by the scholar, who is expected to demonstrate the ability to pay the difference of their study costs without academic interruptions
  • Participation in designated Leadership Courses is mandatory and is undertaken during long breaks, holidays or other designated times.

    The courses include Servant Leadership; Child Protection policy, Catholic Social Teaching and Professional Management Skills.

    Each applicant must be attested to by at least two persons in leadership positions, inclusive of his/her Superior.

    The scholar and nominating institution must also demonstrate a willingness for the scholar to engage in a leadership role following his or her studies. Successful candidates are notified by e-mail of their scholarship awards.

  • Those who don’t receive any notification should consider their application unsuccessful.

    For more information and application details, see; Catholic Scholarships in Kenya

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