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KCSE fortunes for top students.

18 scholars in the Equity Bank University Sponsorship & Leadership Programme have received scholarships in 2013 to study in world leading universities to pursue various courses of study. The programme, which was started in 1998, rewards the top performing boy and girl in KCSE in every district where the Bank has a branch, by offering them an opportunity to intern at Equity Bank before they join university, either in Kenya or abroad. In addition, the programme assists scholars to prepare for the SAT tests- a prerequisite when applying to American universities. The students are also helped to consider their
strengths and ambitions, and select colleges at which they would thrive.

Source: Equity Bank Foundation Publication.
1. Albert Wandui
Age: 19 Years | Year Joined: 2011
Stanford University/Northwestern University
Former student Moi High School - Kabarak
Albert was school captain in his final year of high school and graduated as the best student in the country in the 2010 KCSE exam. Even as he joined Equity Bank as an intern, he worked for Opinion Kenya, an online careers networking and mentoring platform, as Director of Mentoring. Albert also participates in a youth counseling program at his local church in Deliverance, Zimmerman, where they advise teens joining high school on school life, career and study options.

2. Job Nalianya
Age: 19 Years | Year Joined: 2012
Stanford University
Former student St. Peter’s Seminary
Job was the top boy nationally in the 2011 KCSE examinations. During his high school years, he also served as the Academics Master, Chairman of the Math Club and was also the Club Secretary of The Young Catholic Students Association. Job is passionate about planting of trees. He was a member of the Chess Club in his church parish. He hopes to study Electrical and Computer Engineering at Stanford.

3. Victoria Koin
Age: 20 Years | Year Joined: 2012
Northwestern University/ Meredith College/ Vassar College
Former student St. Clare Girls

Victoria, a Zawadi Africa scholar, comes from Loitokitok District, where she was ranked 1st position in the 2011 KCSE Examinations. Victoria served as the Dormitory Prefect in her school in form 1 and form 2 and the Vice Chairperson of the Student Council in her third and final year. Accepted in three different colleges of international repute, Victoria hopes to study Aerospace Engineering at Northwestern University, which was her first choice.

4. Beatrice Kemboi
Age: 19 Years | Year Joined: 2012
Michigan State University
Former student Sing’ore Girls High School
Beatrice, an EaSAP scholar, joined Sing’ ore Girls High school in 2008. While in high school, she participated in a variety of activities including field hockey and handball. She was also the chairlady of the History club and a leader of the Mathematics team in her class. She also served as the Youth Secretary of her church were she organized rallies and youth meetings as well as mentorship seminars aimed at benefiting society as a whole. She attributes a large part of her success to her high school counselor, who motivated her in her darkest hours. Beatrice aspires to study Economics at Michigan State University.

5. Brenda Wacuka Njoroge
Age: 19 Years | Year Joined: 2012
Connecticut/Smith College
Former student Precious Blood Riruta
Brenda is passionate about Arts; in only her first year at Precious Blood, she played the lead role in a Christmas concert. She also started the Dance Society in the same school. Based on her hard work and academic performance, she won a trip to Germany in her second year of high school. Brenda was also the Editor-in- Chief of her school paper. To date, Brenda still takes part in plays, a passion she greatly enjoys.

6. Brian Ng’ethe Kamau
Age: 19 Years | Year Joined: 2012
Cornell University
Former student St. Patrick’s High School
Brian attended St. Patrick’s Senior School on a merit scholarship. He was a Dormitory Captain, the Games Captain, a Library Prefect, the Science Club Chairman and a member of the Math Club. He also worked as a peer counselor, driven by his commitment to community development. His passion for engineering began at an early age; Brian once worked as a stone mason apprentice, eager to participate in all activities related to engineering. He aims to study Engineering.

7. Job Nyaosi
Age: 19 Years | Year Joined: 2012
Harvard University
Former student Molo Academy
Job was ranked 28th nationally in the 2011 KCSE examinations. He served as the Deputy School Captain, Chairman of the Research Club and Captain of the school’s Basketball Team. He also played volleyball and handball competitively. Job maintained a vegetable garden to help raise money for his school fees. Job would like to study Computer Engineering.

8. Kelvin Muriuki
Age: 19 Years | Year Joined: 2012
Harvard University/ Williams College/ Cornell University
Former student Karima Boys Secondary School
Kelvin was the best overall student in his school. He earned multiple certificates for “best in subject”. Kelvin is passionate about environmental conservation. He was the chairman for the International Climate Change program. In his tenure as chairman, the program won a golden award for the most innovative project. Kelvin is also an avid reader and writer. He would like to pursue a degree in Bio-medical Engineering.
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