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Scholarships Available in Daystar University 

The broad range of scholarship programmes enables the University to cater for a wide range of applicants. Some of the available scholarships are need based while others are based on academic merit. Applicants who meet the above qualifications will have to first apply and be admitted to Daystar University before the Scholarship application is processed. Daystar Cares.

The Schefers Servant Leadership Loan Programme

Daystar University student loan program is designed to complement the already existing scholarship program by helping more students to meet their school fees obligations. The loan is funded by donations. The $250,000 USD (KES 25Million) to start the loan program was given by a married couple, El & Barb Schefers (aged 80 as at January 2021). Both were born to hard-working, low- income parents in North Central USA. With parents financially unable to help, El worked and got a small Student loan to complete his business degree. Barb was a full-time homemaker and care giver to their 4 children & 10 grandchildren, while El spent 40+ years working long hours selling Insurance. They were blessed with a good enough income to buy a small farm on which to raise their family and living modestly, they were also able to also help others like the Salvation Army locally.

The Schefers also helped 40 Daystar US scholarship students over many years. In the year 2013 on a Daystar University visit, they were impressed by the quality and character of 6 of these students and their hopes to help others have a better life and an education like they had received. Now retired, the Schefers took some of their savings and proceeds from the sale of part of the small farm to start the loan program. The Schefers want to have the program to grow over time to be their legacy of doing good now and through many years to come.

 The loan program is entirely administered by Daystar University (DU). Daystar US (DUS), the fundraising arm of the University advises, but final decisions on the loan programs operation are made by DU. The program is operating as a revolving fund with the following features.

  • The amount donated has been invested with only the interest from the investment being available for the loan Program.
  • It is mainly targeting graduate students who currently do not benefit from other existing Daystar scholarship program. However, undergraduate students will also be considered.
  • The students will be offered an internship program at the University especially as Graduate Assistants/Tutors. There will also be efforts to partner with other institutions which can offer internships for the students.
  • The essence of the internship program is to propagate the Daystar values of servant leadership through mentorship in work ethics and giving back to the University. This is in addition to enabling the beneficiaries meet the loan repayment obligation to enhance growth of the fund.
  • The internship will run for a period of 3 months. The loan will be will be KES 90,000 per semester. The amount could however vary depending on a student’s need and ability to repay.
  • The loan awarded to the student will be recovered from the internship earnings. The student will be required to work within the year during which the loan is awarded. Those who will not take up the internship, will be required to pay the loan from their own resources.
  • The interest rate will 6% per annum on reducing balance basis.
  • The matched funds and interest earned from the loan will boost the revolving fund while the principle will be ploughed back to the endowment fund.

Application for the Schefers Loan Programme is open, click the tab below to download the application form.

Schefers Loan Programme Application Form

Dr. Justus Muriithi Mathenge Scholarship Application Year 2021-2022

This scholarship was proposed by Dr. Lilian Muriithi-Ollows (PhD, MBA, BCom), the daughter of a Daystar graduate the late Dr. Justus Muriithi Mathenge who graduated posthumously in year 2019 with a PhD in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Lilian's intention is to honor her father with this scholarship.

The scholarship is designed to enhance the Clinical Psychology career. The scholarship is open to a Daystar University student pursuing Master in Clinical Psychology (MCP). The scholarship is limited to one student per year who is assessed based on need and academic merit. The amount to be awarded is a maximum of 50% of the tuition fee per student annually.

 Qualification for the scholarship depends on the information provided on the application form which will be evaluated by the Daystar University Financial Aid Committee. Kindly note that the successful applicant will be required to carry out work-study duties (10hrs per week).

Requirements for the Eligibility of the MCP Scholarship are:

  • That the beneficiary would be a 1st year student of Masters in Clinical Psychology
  • Must have met all the other Daystar University scholarship award criteria which are;
    a) Demonstrate financial need
    b) Exhibit a strong Christian character and commitment to serve Jesus Christ
    c) Academic performance: Student must have attained (and maintain upon receiving the scholarship) a Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 and above or its equivalent.

Required/ Supporting documents
Applicants are required to submit the following documents:

  • Admission Letter to Daystar University
  • Letter of recommendation from an academic referee
  • A copy of your Undergraduate Official Transcripts and Certificate
  • Kindly upload any supporting documents that are applicable to you. For example; Parent(s) / Guardian/ Sponsor Death Certificate(s), Copy of HELB form, Bursary, Medical Reports, etc.

To apply for the scholarship, the applicant will need to click here: https://bit.ly/3k8YgU2 The link opens on August 26th 2021, and closes on September 5th 2021 (midnight)

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Daystars' Scholarships Application Year 2021-2022

Daystar University Financial Aid awards are designed to help students who are financially challenged in meeting their school fees. Successful applicants will be required to perform work-study duties during the semesters they will be in session. Note that the amount of the work-study aid is based on the actual hours worked.

This scholarship is open to Undergraduate and Diploma students.

 Note: students are encouraged to apply for other sources of funding including HELB and bursaries.

Preference in allocating financial aid grants will be given to those who: 

  • Are enrolled full-time (at least 15 credit hours).
  • Possess above average academic achievement (at least 2.5 cum GPA).
  • Demonstrate mature behavior in all areas of university life.
  • Have a demonstrated financial need.
  • Are closer to completing the program.
  • Exhibit a strong Christian involvement.

This application must be completely filled in, and directions clearly followed before it will be considered. Incomplete forms or forms containing false information will be rejected.

 Type your responses in the text boxes in the form. Use proper English; spelling, grammar and punctuation.

 Kindly upload any supporting documents you may have. For example; Parent(s) / Guardian/ Sponsor Death Certificate(s), Copy of HELB form, Bursary, Medical Reports, etc.

 To apply for the scholarship, the applicant will need to click here: https://bit.ly/3y4TUCI Application closes by August 29th 2021 (midnight)

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Merit Scholarship Awards for Application Year 2021-2022

Information on the Scholarship.

 Daystar University holds Undergraduate Freshman Entry Scholarship Awards Annually. Applicants who meet the qualifications outlined below should apply and be admitted to Daystar University before the scholarship application is processed.

  • Academic Merit Scholarship – 5 Awards

    Applicants must have scored a mean grade of B (Plain) and above in K.C.S.E or its equivalent.

    • Bachelor of Laws Scholarship – 2 Awards
    • Other Undergraduate Programme Scholarships – 3 Awards
  • Sports Merit Scholarship – 3 Awards

    Applicants must have scored a K.C.S.E mean grade of C+ (Plus) in KCSE or 5 Credits in IGCSE; or 2 Principal Passes in ‘A’ Level or Division 2 in GCE or 50% from other countries using percentages or their equivalent. They must also have certificates of competition from the Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) and testimonials from their School Sports Tutor or Games Master. This scholarship is available in the following categories.

    • Rugby – 1 Award
    • Basketball (Ladies) – 1 Award
    • Volleyball (Ladies) – 1 Award
  • Other Requirements

    Other general eligibility requirements include:

    • Be a committed Christian
    • Must have sat high school examination in 2019 or 2020.
  • Required Documents

    Applicants are required to submit the following documents:

    • Admission letter to Daystar University.
    • Letter of recommendation from your pastor or youth pastor
    • Letter from a recent teacher who can speak of your academic abilities and leadership potential
    • A copy of your high school result slipals.
    • Sports competition certificates (for sports scholarship)
    • Testimonials from Sports Tutor / Games Master (for sports scholarship)

Qualification for the scholarship depends on the information provided on the application form and supportive documents which will be evaluated by the Daystar University Financial Aid Committee. Kindly Note that successful applicants will be required to carry out work-study duties (10hrs per week).

 Upon receiving the scholarship, the student must maintain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 and above for Academic Merit Scholarship and 2.50 and above for sports Merit Scholarship.

Use proper English; spelling, grammar and punctuation. 

To apply for the scholarship, the applicant will need to click here: https://bit.ly/3stYybV The link opens on August 26th, 2021 and closes by September 5th 2021 (midnight) 

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