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Undergraduate Scholarship: Wells Mountain Initiative (WMI) Empowering Change

Undergraduate Scholarship: Wells Mountain Initiative (WMI) Empowering Change

Undergraduate Scholarship: Wells Mountain Initiative (WMI) Empowering Change

The Wells Mountain Initiative (WMI) is dedicated to fostering social change at the grassroots level by establishing a global network of grassroots leaders committed to catalyzing community transformation across 47 developing countries. Our focus lies in promoting social change through education and community building. WMI achieves this by offering student scholarships and skills training to bright young individuals in the developing world, thereby creating a network of grassroots leaders actively driving community transformation.

Wells Mountain Initiative Scholars Program

Objectives and Benefits of WMI Scholars Program

  • Maximum scholarship amount: $3,000 USD.
  • Covers tuition and fees, books and materials, as well as room rent and meals.

Eligibility Criteria for Wells Mountain Initiative Scholars Program Our ideal candidate is a student, male or female, from a developing country who:

  • Successfully completed secondary education with good to excellent grades.
  • Is 35 years old or under as of March 1, 2024.
  • Will be studying in their home country or another developing country.
  • Is pursuing their first bachelor’s degree or diploma.
  • Will be enrolled in a program that contributes to community development or the growth of their home country.
  • Plans to reside and work in their home country after graduation.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to giving back through prior volunteer experience.
  • May have some financial resources for education but requires additional assistance.
  • Family members of WMI staff and WMI scholars are ineligible.

Selection Process and Important Dates

  • Applications must be submitted by March 1 each year for consideration in the upcoming academic year.
  • WMI Scholars are selected through a thorough multi-step review process.
  • Selected scholars will be notified by August 1, with names published on the WMI website and Facebook page.
  • Application period opens on December 1, 2023, and the deadline is March 1, 2024.

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Required Documents for Application Applications from qualified candidates will be accepted until March 1, 2024. Prior to applying, it is strongly recommended to review the WMI Scholar Program Information Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions for Prospective Scholars. The following elements are necessary for a complete application:

  • Clear personal photo
  • Essay (topic provided in the application form)
  • 2024 application form
  • Personal essay statement
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Official transcript of grades from secondary school
  • Official grading key for interpreting secondary school grades
  • Official transcript of grades from tertiary studies (if applicable)
  • Official results from the national exam
  • Official grading key for interpreting national exam scores

Application Deadline March 1, 2024

How to Apply Interested and qualified individuals can apply by visiting the Wells Mountain Initiative (WMI) page on

Note to Applicants Plagiarism, including the use of uncredited ideas, content created by others, or AI-generated content, is strictly against WMI policies. Applicants found to have plagiarized their essays will be considered ineligible for a scholarship. Moreover, scholars planning to study in the United States, Canada, Australia, the UK, or Western Europe will not qualify for a WMI scholarship.

Enhance Your Application with the Following Suggestions:

  • Document all service activities with dates, activities, time spent, and photographs.
  • Collect secondary school transcript, national exam results, and grading keys.
  • Request two letters of recommendation from individuals who know you professionally or personally.
  • Translate all documents into English.

Application Submission Methods: There are two ways to apply: online or by mailing a completed application packet to our office. Accepted file formats include JPG, PNG, GIF, DOC, DOCX, and PDF (version 10 or newer).

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