Scholarship Support

Scholarship support has never been more important to AIU and the talented, deserving students who want to be AIU breed. Scholarships are the University’s top priority because they enable AIU to remain accessible, affordable and competitive.

The $400,000 raised through the Campaign Scholarship Initiative has done much to trim the amount of debt our students carry upon graduation, but the need is still great. Additional scholarships and financial aid will enable more potential AIU breeds to attend their dream school and benefit from the AIU experience. Many students with financial need enroll at AIU. Even if they receive financial aid, they often must juggle multiple jobs, heavy academic loads and all-important internships to reach graduation.

Additional scholarships and financial aid will enable students with financial need to focus on their primary job — getting a great education. Repaying college loans is often a significant challenge for AIU graduates. Many AIU students accrue tens of thousands of shillings of debt. Repayment will begin at the very time they are establishing their careers and families and often stretches far into the future. High loan burdens affect the types of jobs graduates can pursue. Excessive debt also limits their options to pursue advanced degrees. Additional scholarships and financial aid will mean that AIU graduates will have more career and personal options.

Scholarships help AIU meet heightened competition for outstanding students. They help to attract the brightest, most talented, most creative and most deserving applicants, thus enhancing AIU’s reputation and elevating the intellectual climate on campus.

Need-based Scholarships:

Educational affordability is a crucial issue at both private and public universities across the nation. AIU must increase resources for Need-Based Scholarships that will keep the University’s doors open to the most deserving students, regardless of family income.

Graduate Fellowships and Assistantships:

Graduate Fellowships and Assistantships are vital in strengthening master’s and doctoral programs and in enhancing the University’s reputation. Fellowships provide tuition support for study at the graduate level as well as a stipend. Graduate assistantships provide tuition assistance and stipends, and also involve research or teaching responsibilities or other work within an academic department.


What is the minimum amount needed to establish an endowed scholarship?

The minimum gift is Kshs 1, 000, 000 which can be made over a period of years. The scholarship will not be awarded until the fund reaches Kshs. 1,000,000

May I set the criteria for the kind of student who will receive my scholarship?

Yes, however all criteria and scholarship agreements must first be approved by the University.

May I set up a scholarship in my name or to honor someone else?

 Yes, most scholarships honor or memorialize individuals.

Will I be informed about the student who receives my scholarship?

Each year endowed scholarship donors are mailed a report with information about their student recipient.