Ten young scholars have been picked for masters degree programmes in the United Kingdowm.
More than 600,000 students applied for postgraduate studies in specialized fields in top ranking UK universities.
They will study courses related to the oil industry.
The winners were unveiled by Tullows Kenya Country Manager Martin Mbogo.
Mbogo said the company received a significant increase in the number of applicants this year compared to last year.
He said the applicants were drawn from both public and private sectors and targets individuals with track records of success in their academic fields.
He said the beneficiaries must display commitment to return to Kenya and contribute to the countrys future development.
He added that the industry is currently in its early stages and its development will depend not only on the mutually beneficial partnerships amongst stakeholders but also on how much capacity is available locally.
He said the company is investing Sh4million shillings to develop local skilled human capital.
He was speaking on Friday night at the Sankara Hotel.
The scholarship is to cover full tuition fees and a monthly stipend estimated at Sh5 million per student for one year each.
Mbogo said the scheme is part of Tullows Social Investment programme which aims at building capacity in areas where there exist significant skill gaps.
SOURCE: The Star