The Wings to Fly scholarship is brought to life by the MasterCard Foundation (MCF) and the Equity Groups and is meant for supporting secondary education students. It is an initiative designed to support meritorious students from economically challenged backgrounds at the secondary education level.
The program gives access to marginalized students in all counties opening up the leadership training doors to many. Usual support to students come in the form of uniform, books, accommodations, pocket money, and money spent by students from school and college commuting.
To date, there are almost 26,304 who have been supported by the program and 10,000 scholars in the process. The funding has two phases and the last intake into the program was accomplished in 2021.
You can know more about the online application process through this article along with the several requirements one has towards getting hold of one.
Steps for Wings to Fly Scholarship Application
Applications are available online and if you know the filling process, you can easily apply for it.
Step 1: Open the portal through the given link.
Step 2: Add your username and password, further enter the code from the image and then press the login tab.
Step 3: If you don’t have an account, you must click on the Create an account tab on the left side as seen in the screenshot above.
On the right, you will see the Wings to Fly scholarship tab.
You can either download the application form or click on the apply online tab.
Step 4: Once you click the Apply tab, you will be taken to the registration page where you will have to add your name, gender, birth date, phone number, email address, and also your password.
Step 5: After completing your registration, you must fill in the online application form.
Add your personal and educational details. Apart from that, you must also add your financial details whereby you must mention all the essential information about your financial constraints.
Step 6: To support your claim, you must submit all essential documents including the reasons for your financial constraints as well as your household payment details. You must also add your birth certificate as proof to the application. Attach your educational qualification documents to help verify your authenticity.
Submit the application and complete the application submission process.
After submitting the form, you will need to wait for their decision and further contact.
Wings to Fly application form requirements
To be eligible for the Fly application form, you must fulfill the following points.
- You must be in the top 5th percentile of students to qualify.
- To apply, you will need to submit your Kenyan citizenship proof.
- Your parents and your proof of income (if any) need to be submitted at the time of your admission.
- Your educational certificates too must be tagged to prove your merit.
Who is eligible?
To prove your eligibility, here are the points you need to meet.
- Your last school score must be 350 marks and above.
Apart from your scores, these are the next set of criteria.
- Those who have lost both or one parent and do not have a guardian to look after them.
- Children with physically and mentally disabled parents.
- Those whose parents have chronic debilitating illnesses including HIV.
- Children who have suffered natural disasters or belong to the neglected children population.
- If they come from extremely poor homes also will be considered eligible for the scholarship money.
Children can use the money to pay their college fees, book charges, uniforms, travel, and pocket money during their four-year secondary education.
If you think you want to study further, yet you are short of funds while living in Kenya, do consider the Wings to Fly scholarship program doe support. The application process is free of cost, thus, before you decide to apply, quickly go through the information available here regarding the scholarship program.