Nairobi, July 14 -- Equity Bank Group #ticker:EQTY has offered university scholarships worth nearly Sh1.45 billion to 118 students admitted to some of the World's top universities, including Harvard and Yale.

The admissions under the Equity Leadership Programme (ELP) exceeds last year's 92 students who were funded at a higher budget of Sh1.94 billion ($18 million).

The undergraduate scholars, admitted to 56 universities, comprise top performers in the 2019 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) at sub-county level and those sponsored through high school under the "Wings to Fly"programme.

The ELP programme under Equity Group Foundation - the lender's social arm with global partnerships such as MasterCard Foundation- said 54 of th...