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Asante Africa’s merit-based scholarships provide low-income families from rural East Africa an opportunity for their children to receive financial aid, student support, and quality education. This allows motivated students to access higher quality education.

Scholarships Include:

  • 1 year of tuition (including exam fees)
  • Room and board fees
  • Learning materials, uniforms, and sanitary products
  • *Essential packages including reusable masks, soap, water, and supplemental educational materials

Our exceptional students must meet certain standards to receive a scholarship. The criteria includes academic achievement, good behavior while in school, and ongoing family engagement. By creating expectations, we ensure accountability for the student and offer shared responsibility and support between Asante Africa staff and community.

If you have any questions, please email Shirley at

Donors who provide a full scholarship will receive biannual scholarship reports, student updates, and personalized letters. All contributions to the Asante Africa Scholarship Program are fully tax-deductible.

Our coordinator will match you with a child that will fit your family.





Secondary School Student, Kenya

Adrian is the third born in a family of five children of a single mother. His mother is a tea picker at Ngoina Tea Estate.

Adrian shows great commitment and determination towards his education. His favorite subject is geography.

The scholarship will enable him to achieve his dream of becoming a neuro-surgeon.



Primary School Student, Tanzania

Zainab is 1 of 3 children. Zainab and her younger brother live with their grandmother. Since the grandmother is too old, she cannot afford to take care of the children’s needs.

Zainab likes reading and during her free time she visits her friends to exchange ideas.

Her favorite subjects are Kiswahili, English and social studies.



Secondary School Student, Tanzania

Vedastus lives with his mother, siblings and grandfather. His father died when he was young. His mother is a street vendor with a low income who cannot afford to send Vedastus to school.

When Vedastus is not studying, he likes to play soccer, dance and listen to music.

Vedastus dreams of being a professional soccer player!



Primary School Student, Tanzania

Bakari is a 10-year-old boy who suffers from albinism. His parents are very poor and cannot support his education nor protective clothing to protect him from the dangers of the sun.

In his spare time, he likes to play soccer. Bakari also likes science and social studies.

Bakari’s dream is to someday become a teacher or police officer.



Secondary School Student, Kenya

John is the oldest in a family of 4 children. His mother is solely responsible for the children.

Instead of joining the moran (Maasai warrior training) as his parents wanted, John was given a scholarship so he could advance to secondary school.

John loves to play football and read story books. His favorite subject is computer science. His dream is to become an engineer.



Secondary School Student, Kenya

Manuella is one of nine children. She has four brothers and four sisters, only two of whom are enrolled in school.

Manuella’s parents largely perform menial jobs and sell traditional beer to earn a living.

Manuella’s favorite subject is Kiswahili.

In the future, Manuella aspires to be President of Kenya!

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COVID-19 Essential Packages

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Asante Africa Foundation has provided essential packages to scholarship recipients which include learning materials, solar lights, food and hygiene products, regular check-ins, and access to phone data in order to assist students in their wellbeing and academic progress.

Find out more about the COVID-19 Essential Packages