Inaugural Boot Camp Kicks off, for the Brookside Strathmore Sports Scholarship
50 East African high school leavers have been shortlisted for the Brookside Strathmore University Sports Scholarship boot camp, in an effort to select six students who will be awarded full scholarships to Strathmore. The six students will be selected for the hockey (2 a boy and girl) and basketball teams (4 2 boys and 2 girls). The boot camp that will run for one week, will entail potential scholarship beneficiaries showcasing their talents in the two sports.
Whilst performing well on the pitch will give the potential beneficiaries recognition, their national examination grades will also matter. Only students with grade A- or its equivalent, in the other EA countries, and above will be considered for the scholarships. The high mean grade has been set in order to show that sports and academics can go together. The national examination results are expected to be released in the course of this week or the week to come.
Strathmore Universitys strong collaboration with Brookside Dairy has seen the awarding of other scholarships not only towards sports students, but students interested in other fields such as mathematics.
Brookside Dairy has been sponsoring students for the past 12 years, while Strathmore has been doing it for 10. This collaboration enables both parties to continue with their scholarship awarding programs, to benefit Strathmore students, Dean of Students Mr. Paul Ochieng said during the bootcamp launch.
Basketball and hockey are very popular, easy to play, sports in the EA region. With this regard, picking potential beneficiaries in the two encouraged participation from many students, with the hope that the chosen beneficiaries will be able to balance sports and academics.