Wells Mountain Initiative scholarship for undergraduate students 2020
Wells Mountain Initiative works to create social change through education and community building by providing bright young people in the developing world with student scholarships and skills training, building a network of grassroots leaders who are catalyzing community transformation.
Our Ideal Candidate – A student, male or female, from a country in the developing world who:
Successfully completed a secondary education, with good to excellent grades
Is 35 or under on April 1, 2020
Will be studying in his or her country or another country in the developing world*Is pursuing their first bachelor’s degree or diploma
Will be enrolled in a program of study that will benefit the community and/or contribute to the continued growth and advancement of his or her home country
Plans to live and work in his or her own country after graduation
Has a demonstrated his or her commitment to giving back and has volunteered prior to applying
May have some other funds available for his or her education, but will not be able to go to pursue their tertiary degree without financial assistance
Applications must be received by April 1 of each year to be considered for the following academic year. WMI Scholars are selected through an in-depth multi-step review process. The selected WMI Scholars will be emailed on August 1.
Their names will also be published on our website homepage and the WMI Facebook page. Those who are not selected will also be notified after August 1.
*Scholars planning to study in the United States, Canada, Australia, UK or Western Europe will not qualify for a WMI Scholarship
Tips for Becoming a Competitive Applicant
The following are suggestions to enhance your application:
Record all of your service activities (dates, activities, time spent, photographs, etc.)
Collect your secondary school transcript, national exam results and grading keys to interpret your results
Request two letters of recommendation on official stationery from two people who know you professionally/personally and can showcase the reasons you deserve this scholarship
Have all of your documents translated into English
December 1, 2019 – The 2020 WMI Scholars Program application will be available on our website. Completed 2020 applications will start to be accepted on this date.
April 1, 2020 – The 2020 WMI Scholars Program application deadline.