St. Lawrence University has had a long relationship with and commitment to Kenya. Over the last several decades, the University has helped educate numerous Kenyans. Several of those graduates have chosen careers in civil service, as was evidenced in the Kenya national election of 2013 when four St. Lawrence University alumni were elected to the Kenya National Assembly. Additionally, St. Lawrence continues to operate a study abroad program in Kenya and uses its own campus compound in Nairobi as the center for the students.
In an effort to maintain this special relationship with Kenya, St. Lawrence University continues to offer two full scholarships to qualifying Kenya students on an annual basis. The scholarship covers tuition, fees, room and board. The scholarship does not cover transportation to/from the US, books or personal expenses. In order to apply for the Kenya scholarship, a student must submit the following:
- Common Application and college essay;
- high school transcript;
- KNEC results (if available);
- SAT scores;
- SAT subject tests (candidates must submit results for a minimum of two subjects);
- three recommendation letters from high school; and
- Certificate of Finance.
The Certificate of Finance form must be completed in full and submitted with the Common Application.
Please note that all materials listed above must be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions located in Payson Hall, Canton, New York. The deadline to apply for admission and consideration of the Kenya scholarship is February 1st. Applications received after the February 1st deadline will not be considered for the scholarship.
For further information on this program, please contact the Executive Director of International Admissions, Musa Khalidi, via email.