Finlays Community Trust is pleased to announce that it has awarded 20 students bound to join secondary school with a scholarship to cover their four-year education. The students who mainly hail from Bomet and Kericho counties each received a maximum of Kes. 50,000 annual fees totaling to a collated value of Kes. 4,000,000 over their period of study.
Finlays Community Trust understands the importance of educating children in our society. We realise and appreciate the human capital needs of the community, and one of the surest ways of spurring capacity in this regard is to offer scholarships. We are motivated to ensure that children from our community have access to education as this is an asset that no one can take from them.
Scholarships are key in providing a level playing field for students from underprivileged communities to have a sustainable path to success. The Trust’s secondary school scholarship has so far benefited over five hundred and sixty-six (566) students at a total cost of Kes. 49.5 million. These beneficiaries have transitioned to join different institutions of higher learning.
In addition to the secondary school scholarships, the Trust has also been providing scholarships to undergraduate students to pursue higher education in local universities as well as the Swire Masters scholarship where students are admitted to universities in the United Kingdom, an intentional move to expose them to different cultures and enable them to acquire the much-needed soft skills in professional spaces.
The Finlays Community Trust has been providing these scholarships alongside its student mentorship program aimed at providing students with constructive and positive interaction, guidance, and mentorship from successful role models. The program is a valuable addition to the Trust’s existing scholarship programs because it aims to not only encourage and motivate students to perform better, but also mold and shape their character, thus making them well-rounded individuals.
To learn more about Finlays Community Trust and our programs, kindly visit (www.finlayscommunitytrust.co.ke). You can also follow the Trust on Facebook (www.facebook.com/FinlaysCommunityTrust).