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Wells Mountain Initiative (WMI) Scholars Program 2021

March 1, 2021 – The 2021 WMI Scholars Program application deadline

Wells Mountain Initiative (WMI) Scholars Program is a highly competitive scholarship opportunity for students in developing countries, Scholarships support students who are earning their first certificate, diploma or bachelor’s degree. Scholarship award lasts throughout all years of undergraduate education.


The maximum scholarship is 3000$ per year.

The scholarship supports:

  • Tuitions and fees

  • Books and Materials

  • Other related costs


Ideal Candidate – A student, male or female, from a country in the developing world who:

  • Successfully completed secondary education, with good to excellent grades

  • Is 35 or under on March 1, 2021

  • Will be studying in his or her country or another country in the developing world*

  • Is pursuing his or her first bachelor’s degree or diploma

  • Will be enrolled in a program of study that will benefit the community and/or contributes 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 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 his or her tertiary degree without financial assistance


● Maintain good grades in all university studies

● Be an ambassador for community service and engagement

● Perform, record and document 100 hours of community service activities throughout

the year

● Complete the Academic Semester Report & Community Service Report for WMI


● Send official semester transcripts twice a year

● Communicate with the Student Scholar Coordinator openly regarding your situation as

a student


The following are the required elements for an application to be considered complete:

  • Clear personal photo

  • Essay (topic is stated on the application form)

  • 2021 application form

  • Personal essay statement

  • Two recommendation letters*

  • Official transcript of grades from secondary school

  • Official grading key to interpret secondary school grades**

  • Official transcript of grades from tertiary studies (if applicable)

  • Official grading key to interpret tertiary grades**

  • Official results from your national exam

  • Official grading key to interpret scores on your national exam**

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



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