Notice to all 2020 Applicants

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic there are changes to the 2020 Scholarship Intake


As of March 23rd ACCES offices in Kakamega will be closed to the public. Our dedicated staff will be working from home, practicing social distancing. This measure is put in place to comply with the Kenyan governments’ measures and to protect the health of all involved.  This does not impact applications that have already been received.

To submit your application, or for more information and assistance please email the ACCES Scholarship Coordinator:

Scholarship Program

Support for the best, brightest, and most vulnerable students, when they need it most.

The flagship of ACCES is the Post-secondary Scholarship Program. ACCES provides partial scholarships to the brightest Kenyan students from the most vulnerable backgrounds, ensuring that they are able to complete their full course of studies.


Since 1993, more than 3200 students have graduated from university and college with the help of an ACCES scholarship, many of whom have gone on to become top achievers in their professions.


How to Apply for a Scholarship

ACCES has offered scholarships since 1993. To apply for a scholarship you must do two things.

First, you must download and fill out a form to see if you will qualify for a scholarship.

Second, if you qualify you can then download and fill out the application form to apply. A new form is issued for each intake. Intake for 2020 opens February 1st.

ACCES Alumni Association

One of the most encouraging outcomes from the more than 3,000 graduates over the last 25 years is the AAA (ACCES Alumni Association). The AAA has become a strong organization that not only gives back to the communities that the members have come from by sponsoring students through primary and secondary school, but is now reaching out beyond their own communities to sponsor students they will likely never meet, just like what happened to them.

The inspirational AAA has also started an endowment fund in Kenya (ACCES Scholars Fund) to continue sponsoring even more students. Currently, the endowment fund has raised more than 2 million shillings (approximately $28,000 CDN), which is being invested in secure, income generating investments to make it a sustainable fund, with plans to engage in further investment vehicles. This is truly sustainability in action.