Equity Group Foundation Scholarship Application

By | January 18, 2024

The Equity Scholarship program was formed to aid high-performing children hailing from less fortunate backgrounds. The program beneficiaries are selected from across Kenya’s 47 counties, based on their performance in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination. Awareness of the program is conveyed through public forums i.e. administrative chief’s forums, places of worship, through radio announcements and social media channels.

Application is made at all Equity Bank branches, Equity Agents and on the Equity Group Foundation’s Website. Beneficiaries of the scholarship are selected by the Community Scholarship Selection Board (CSSB), which is made up of key leaders in the community and is chaired by the County or sub-county Director of Education.

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By the Data Protection Act, 2019, and Regulations, as amended and reviewed from time to time (Data Protection Laws), Equity Group Foundation (“EGF”) is a not-for-profit organization registered as a limited by Guarantee entity under the laws of Kenya. EGF is collecting consent from the parent(s) or guardians, on behalf of the applicants as minors to ensure compliance.
EGF is committed to protecting the privacy and security of personal information. This Privacy Notice explains how we collect, use, and disclose personal information in connection with the Wings to Fly Secondary School Scholarship Program.
Information we collect
EGF will collect the following types of personal information through application forms provided at the Equity Bank (Kenya) Limited
Branches or through events organized by EGF:

  • Contact Information: Names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses.
  • Demographic Information: Date of Birth, gender, health status and other relevant demographic details.
  • Academic Information: Educational background, grades and other academic records.
  • Program Participation Information: Data related to participation in the Wings to Fly Program, including attendance, performance, sibling information and referrals.
    How we use your information
  • EGF uses your data for the following purposes:
  • Program Administration: To manage and administer the Wings to Fly Program, including fair scholarship distribution and academic support.
  • Communication: To communicate with participants, parents or guardians regarding program updates, events, and relevant information.
  • Research and Reporting: To conduct research and generate reports to improve the effectiveness of the program.
  • Compliance: To comply with Legal and Regulatory requirements.
  • Sensitive Personal Data
  • EGF collects health information, property details, and family details including names of the person’s children, parent(s), guardians, spouse or spouses and gender. Under the Data Protection Laws, these data categories are termed sensitive personal data.
  • EGF uses your sensitive personal data for the following purposes:
  • Program Administration: Your health information, gender and family details are collected and used to ensure fair scholarship distribution.
  • Home Visit: To conduct follow-up visits, if successful after the interviews. The visits are structured to be impromptu, without the
    knowledge of the applicants to avoid instances of fraudulent applications.
    Information Sharing We may obtain and or share personal information:
  • EGF may obtain additional information concerning the applicant’s education and financial records, as needed to complete this scholarship application.
  • EGF may also communicate and release information to others who are involved in making decisions relating to the applicant’s educational plans, including, but not limited to their previous and future schools, Referees named in this form and the Ministry of Education.
  • EGF may also share your personal information with donors, certified counsellors, psychosocial and medical service providers, and mentors.
    Data Security
    EGF implements adequate technical and organizational measures to protect personal information from accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of, or access to, personal data.

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