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The Diana Ip Academic Scholarship is a scholarship awarded annually to two female students in the Kajiado County of Kenya. The scholarship is funded by John Tsui, in memoriam of his late wife, Diana, who tragically passed away in 2016. 


John has been supporting not only CMEP's projects, but also the education of children in Kenya since he first met NZ correspondent Zoe Dawson in 2016. His support has made many projects that would not have been otherwise possible come to life. We are so grateful for John’s ongoing support, and this scholarship is a true testament to his humble caring self. To mention a few of John’s good deeds, he has donated toward the opening of the House of Hope, medical outreach, eye sight testing, reusable sanitary kits for girls, paying school fees for children who need it most, and much more.


The scholarship will be awarded to two students, one receiving a full year scholarship to Kumpa Holy Mother’s primary school, and one receiving a full year scholarship to AIC Girls School in Kajiado - one of the most highly regarded schools in the country. 


To be an eligible recipient of the scholarship, the student must be: female, in class 5 or above, attending their current schooling in Kajiado County in Kenya, and achieving exemplary grades in all subjects. If successful, the scholarship recipient will have their school fees (including boarding costs) paid for the entirety of the school year, will have their school uniform updated if needed, and all boarding requirements paid for. This may vary on average between $900-$1,200NZD per annum. This scholarship will continue throughout their schooling providing they continue to strive to achieve to the best of their ability in whatever they choose to do.


This is an annually awarded scholarship with two recipients, and is fully-funded by John Tsui, of Hong Kong. To read more about the scholarship recipients, please see below or go to our Facebook Page.

Education is the most powerful tool which you can use to change the world

Nelson Mandela

John Tsui

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