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How to apply for the M-Pesa Foundation Academy 2023 scholarship program

The program is targeting learners who will sit for their KCPE examinations in November 2023.


The M-Pesa Foundation Academy has opened applications for its 2023 scholarship program targeting learners who will sit for their KCPE examinations in November 2023.

The M-PESA Foundation Academy is a co-educational and residential High school offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), and Middle Years Programme (IBMYP).

Selected students for this year’s program will join the Academy in January 2024 for a four-year residential (boarding) program to study the International Baccalaureate Curriculum in two phases of two years of the Middle Years Programme followed by two years of the Diploma Programme.

Applicants must be at least 13 and not more than 15 years of age at the time they are expected to join the Academy. Refugee students who are duly registered are encouraged to apply for the scholarship.

Founded in 2016, M-PESA Foundation Academy is part of the corporate social responsibility commitments of Kenya’s leading telco Safaricom.

The school serves nearly 500 students from a diverse range of backgrounds and is supported by the M-PESA Foundation, an independent charitable trust funded by proceeds from M-PESA mobile money platform.

Students arrive at the M-PESA Foundation Academy on full scholarships and can study International Baccalaureate programs as well as the Kenyan National Curriculum. They are provided with smart devices and high-speed connectivity to support their learning, along with training to develop their digital skills.

How to apply for the 2023 M-Pesa Foundation Academy Scholarship Program

Application forms can be accessed from any Safaricom customer care shop across the country or via the Safaricom Foundation Academy website here. 

Physical copies of the forms are available at the M-PESA Foundation Academy in Thika, Safaricom headquarters in Westlands, or Primary School Headteachers through KEPSHA.

Once you’ve completed the application, you can drop off or submit your applications in one via e-mail to; admissions@mpesafoundationacademy.ac.ke, Post to; M-PESA Foundation Academy P.0 Box 7954-01000, Thika or even drop off at any Safaricom Retail Shop.

Selections will be evaluated based on the following:

  • Academic Excellence.
  • Financial Need
  • Leadership and Talent potential
  • Potential in Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Desirable values, discipline & behavior
  • Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills

Applications close on 15th May 2023.

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