About Visa Oshwal

The Visa Oshwal scholarship is a partnership between HELB & Visa Oshwal Community. The scholarship funds Twenty (20) students per year for total tenure of study. Only government sponsored students have access to the scholarship. The scholarship is up to a maximum of Kshs. 100,000 per annum

Application Requirements:

  1. Be a Kenyan citizen with a residential status in Kenya
  2. Have sat for the KCSE or equivalent level not more than one year prior to the application
  3. Have obtained a mean grade of B+ or above, with at least B plain in English and Mathematics.
  4. Demonstrate need for financial aid
  5. Demonstrate leadership qualities, community service spirit, concern for others and talent.
  6. Provide reference letters from two referees, one of whom must be the secondary school head teacher.
  7. Provide a hand-written personal statement of at least 300 words giving reasons why the applicant deserves the scholarship.


  1. The applicant must show proof of placement at a university before the scholarship is awarded
  2. The applicant is expected to provide academic progress reports and reference letters from the university on a yearly basis to maintain funding for the ongoing period of study.
  3. The scholarship is paid directly by the funder to the student

Courses financed by the Fund:

  1. Fine Arts
  2. Business Studies and Management
  3. Political Science
  4. Law
  5. Architecture
  6. Information systems and technology
  7. Environmental Studies
  8. Agriculture
  9. Economics
  10. Pharmacy
  11. Nursing
  12. Engineering

How to apply:

  1. Applicants should access Visa Oshwal Scholarship Application Form [LAF] from the HELB website
  2. Print TWO copies of the duly filled Loan Application Form.
  3. Have the printed form appropriately filled, signed, and stamped by the relevant authorities and referees.
  4. Sign the form and attach all the necessary documents as indicated in the checklist appearing on the last page of the LAF.
  5. Present the one copy of the LAF to HELB. Retain one copy of the duly filled LAF.

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