Scholarships for Vulnerable Females to Pursue Roads and Highways Courses – KENYA INSTITUTE OF HIGHWAYS & BUILDING TECHNOLOGY

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KENYA INSTITUTE OF HIGHWAYS & BUILDING TECHNOLOGY

Scholarships for Vulnerable Females to Pursue Roads and Highways Courses

Kenya Institute of Highways & Building Technology

Commercial Street, P.O. Box 57511 – 00200, Nairobi

Are you a dedicated, ambitious, and driven individual looking to kickstart your career in the field of Roads and Highways? Kenya Institute of Highways & Building Technology (KIHBT) is offering an incredible opportunity to deserving young women. We’re providing partial scholarships covering tuition and accommodation for Diploma in Highway Engineering and Craft Certificate in Road Construction programs. This initiative, powered by the East Africa Skills for Transformation and Regional Integration Project (EASTRIP), is aimed at reducing the gender disparity in these specialized courses.

Job Level: Scholarship Program

About Us

KIHBT, the training division of the State Department for Roads in the Ministry of Roads and Transport, is committed to shaping the future of the Roads and Highways industry. Our mission is to empower young women, especially those from vulnerable backgrounds, to excel in this field. By providing scholarships, we are opening doors to a promising future for those who aspire to make a difference.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for this scholarship opportunity, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Be a female applicant
  • Age 27 or below
  • Meet the minimum academic requirements
    • For Diploma in Highway Engineering: KCSE Minimum Mean Grade of C- (minus) with at least C- (minus) in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, or Technical subjects.
    • For Craft Certificate in Road Construction: KCSE Minimum Mean Grade of D (plain) with at least D (plain) in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, or Technical subjects.

How to Apply

To apply for the scholarship, follow these simple steps:

  1. Complete the attached Scholarship Application Form and Declaration Page.
  2. Submit a handwritten justification of not more than 300 words explaining why you deserve the training and scholarship.
  3. Provide a stamped and signed letter of recommendation from your area chief.
  4. Attach copies of the following documents:
    • National Identity Card
    • Birth Certificate
    • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Certificate
    • Other academic certificates
    • Letters of recommendation

Submit the completed application form, along with the required attachments, in a sealed envelope addressed to:

The Director,

Kenya Institute of Highways & Building Technology Commercial Street,

P.O. Box 57511 – 00200,

Nairobi C/o EASTRIP Project Co-ordinator – Outreach Programme

You can submit your application by post or hand-deliver it to the registry at KIHBT’s main campus on Commercial Street, Nairobi, on or before 30th November 2023.

Important Notes

  • Persons with Disability who meet the minimum qualifications are encouraged to apply.
  • Providing false information will result in automatic disqualification.
  • Avoid any form of canvassing, as it will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • Late applications will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Expert Tips to Be a Successful Applicant

Here are ten expert tips to help you stand out and increase your chances of securing this scholarship:

  1. Prepare a Compelling Personal Statement: Craft a convincing 300-word justification explaining why you deserve this scholarship. Highlight your passion for a career in Roads and Highways.
  2. Strong Letters of Recommendation: Ensure the letter from your area chief is well-written and emphasizes your suitability for the scholarship.
  3. Accuracy and Completeness: Double-check all your documents to ensure they are accurate and complete. Any missing information may lead to disqualification.
  4. Timely Submission: Make sure you submit your application on or before the deadline. Late applications will not be considered.
  5. Adherence to Eligibility Criteria: Ensure you meet all the specified eligibility criteria. Double-check your academic qualifications.
  6. Honesty and Integrity: Provide truthful information in your application. False information will lead to automatic disqualification.
  7. Proofread Your Application: Avoid typos and grammatical errors in your personal statement and other written materials.
  8. Clear Contact Information: Double-check your contact details to ensure we can reach you if you are shortlisted.
  9. Demonstrate Your Commitment: Show your dedication to a technical career in Roads and Highways. Highlight any related activities or achievements.
  10. Follow Instructions Carefully: Read and follow all application instructions meticulously to avoid any mistakes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Can males apply for this scholarship? A1. No, this scholarship opportunity is exclusively for female applicants.

Q2. Can I apply if I am older than 27 years? A2. Unfortunately, this scholarship is open to female applicants aged 27 or below.

Q3. What happens if I miss the application deadline? A3. Late applications will not be considered, so make sure to submit your application on time.

Q4. Is there a specific format for the handwritten justification? A4. There is no specific format, but it should be no more than 300 words and clearly explain why you deserve the scholarship.

Q5. Can I apply for both the Diploma in Highway Engineering and Craft Certificate in Road Construction? A5. No, you should choose one of the courses when applying.

Q6. How can I contact the scholarship committee if I have questions? A6. For any inquiries, please email PRiNCiPAL@KiHBT.AC.KE.

Q7. What if I don’t have a handwritten justification? A7. A handwritten justification is a mandatory requirement for your application. Please ensure you provide one.

Q8. Is the scholarship available for international applicants? A8. This scholarship opportunity is specifically for Kenyan female applicants.

Q9. What supporting documents should I attach with my application? A9. You should attach copies of your National Identity Card, Birth Certificate, KCSE Certificate, other academic certificates, and letters of recommendation.

Q10. How will I be notified if I am shortlisted for the scholarship? A10. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted, so please ensure your contact information is accurate and up to date.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to kickstart your career in Roads and Highways! Apply now and take the first step towards a promising future. For more information, visit our website.

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To apply for this job please visit www.kihbt.ac.ke.


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