The government has announced scholarships for financially disadvantaged students aspiring to pursue a certificate course in Community Health Nursing.
In the announcement issued on Friday , the nursing scholarships were made available through a collaboration between the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) and Beyond Zero.
According to a notice from KMTC, the scholarship program will kick off in March 2024 for the academic year 2023-2024.
KMTC CEO Kelly Oluoch emphasized that eligible candidates from selected Arid and Semi-Arid counties, underserved minorities, and other vulnerable groups will be given priority.
The two-year scholarships will be provided at KMTC’s campuses in Kapenguria, Kabarnet, Bomet, Loitoktok, Garissa, Kilifi, Kitui, and Msambweni.
Prospective scholars must also commit to serving their communities upon completion of the program.
“Applicants are expected to attach a handwritten essay of not more than 200 words explaining why they feel they deserve the scholarships and the contributions they will make to the community upon graduation,”Oluoch explained.
Interested applicants should submit their applications before February 26.
“Successful candidates will receive full scholarships covering the entire duration of the course. Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply,” Oluoch added.
KMTC has specified that candidates must have a KCSE Mean Grade of C- or equivalent, a C- in English or Kiswahili, a C- in Biology, and a D+ in either Mathematics, Physics, or Chemistry.
The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) recently opened its portal for students to apply for degree, diploma and certificate courses..
In a notice issued on Thursday, KUCCPS stated that applications should be made through the student portal student.kuccps.net.
The application window is open to students seeking admission to Universities, Tvet institutions, KMTC, Teachers Training Colleges, and the Open University of Kenya.
Eligible candidates include the KCSE class of 2023 and Form 4 leavers from 2000 to 2022.