WMF Empowerment Through Education Scholarships for Developing Country Students

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The Wells Mountain Foundation, through the Empowerment Through Education (ETE) program, provides undergraduate scholarships to developing country nationals to study in their home country or a neighboring country.

The Foundation believes in the power and importance of community service; therefore, all scholarship participants are required to volunteer for a minimum of 100 hours a year.

Host Institution(s):

Your choice of institution in your home country or in another developing country

Level/Field(s) of study:

Bachelor’s Degree in any field of study but applications are encouraged from those interested in pursuing degrees that will best help their local communities – medicine & health sciences, community development, law, education, social work, business, information technology, agriculture and engineering.

Number of Scholarships:

About 20-40 scholarships per year.

Target group:

Citizens of developing countries

Scholarship value/duration:

ETE scholarships range from $300 USD to $3000 USD annually and are provided throughout the undergraduate education of the recipient. The average scholarship amount is $1400. Scholarships may be used for tuition and fees, books and materials, and room rent.

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Eligibility:

WMF’s ideal candidate is 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 1 March 2020
  • • 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 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 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

Application instructions:

To apply for the Empowerment Through Education (ETE) program, you must submit a complete application via the online scholarship application portal (preferred method) or via postal mail to the Foundation’s office. The 2020 Empowerment Through Education online application will be available from 1 December 2019 to 1 April 2020.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.wellsmountainfoundation.org/our-programs/scholarships/

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