Strathmore University Foundation Scholarship Application

By | January 18, 2024

Strathmore University’s Student Fund aims at increasing participation in higher education by students who for a variety of financial or social reasons do not view going to university as a viable or attractive option.

We believe that every bright secondary school student deserves access to a quality university education.  But because of a shortage of resources, lack of awareness of the importance of education and lack of role models many of these bright and needy students very often do not go to university. Currently, 13% of students receive financial aid. 100% of all donations/gifts go directly to student financial aid/scholarships. 

Student fund gifts of varying amounts are welcome. These normally go to ongoing students who encounter a financial crisis while on campus. These could be as a result of personal sickness, unemployment or bereavement of the family’s breadwinner.

Many such genuine cases of financial need arise in any given year. We desire to help all students complete their studies so that they can contribute to the well-being of their families and society in general.


A gift of KES 2,000,000 ($20,000) would establish a named scholarship and will provide financial aid to an undergraduate student for the 4 years of his/her degree.

How do I get a scholarship at Strathmore University?

Academic Excellence Rebate – Strathmore University awards fee rebates to top students who excel in class annually. The students must be in the top three positions in their respective dean’s list with an equally impressive disciplinary record.

Does Strathmore University take government-sponsored students?

Strathmore University is the other high-profile private university that also stopped admitting State-sponsored students. Mount Kenya University, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) and Daystar University are among the private universities that admit government-sponsored students.

How do I get a scholarship?

You earn them by meeting or exceeding certain standards set by the scholarship-giver. Merit scholarships might be awarded based on academic achievement or on a combination of academics and a special talent, trait, or interest. Other scholarships are based on financial need.

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