WMF Empowerment Through Education Scholarships for Developing Country Students

Posted: January 24, 2017 in Any Developing Country, Apr-Jun Deadline, Bachelors

 

 

Brief description:

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 10-30 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.

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
• Will be studying in their country or another country in the developing world
• Plans to live and work in their own country after they graduate
• Has volunteered prior to applying for this scholarship and/or is willing to volunteer while  receiving the WMF scholarship
• May have some other funds available for their education, but will not be able to go to school without a scholarship

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 2017 Empowerment Through Education online application will be available from 1 December 2016 to 1 April 2017.

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.

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