Founded by Denis Gachoki, Ebursary.com is a bursaries and Scholarships web platform meant to revolutionize the way scholars find and apply for bursaries in the country.
According to Gachoki, by allowing for online application of bursaries, more students across Africa will easily search through a large database of bursaries and apply for them online.
Growing up, Gachoki says the most frustrating thing about his primary and Secondary education was the number of times he was sent home for school fees. More frustrating, was the long duration he would stay at home as his parents struggled to raise school fees.
The only education support funds known to him was the CDF bursary. However, the highest amount the local CDF Committee would issue in bursaries was 2,500Ksh per term; which was quite a small amount to offset the arrears.
“One day, My high school class teacher called me into her office and told me how sorrowful she was every time I’d be sent home for school fees. The sincerity of her words made me shed tears. After that meeting, my only prayer was that some well wisher would just discover me and my big ambitions,” Gachoki told TechMoran.
Realizing how time consuming and tedious the process of finding
scholarships and bursaries in Africa is, he created Ebursary.com to help other students to easily search through a large database of
(high school, undergraduate & postgraduate) bursaries and scholarships. Users then receive a report of matching bursaries based on their particular criteria search.
The platform works simply. A user signs up, completes their profiles then they can search through the database of available scholarships, then they can go ahead and apply by submitting more data about themselves and filling the online forms.
Organizations can see the applicants’ profile to determine the most
needy students and track the impact of their bursary funds. There are also alerts on new scholarships and bursaries for students users.
The firm expects to make money by offering premium services such as scholarship applications, writing motivational letters and event partnership with universities and organizations offering scholarships.
Gachoka says the platform aims to help connect bright needy students across Africa to financial aid opportunities. Now backed by him, his family and friends, eBursary aims to set up a foundation to discover and sponsor bright needy students through school to see the next generation of African Leaders, Engineers, Doctors