The Wells Mountain Initiative (WMI) is seeking applications for its Scholars Program 2023.
The Wells Mountain Initiative (WMI) is a public charitable foundation based in Bristol, Vermont, USA, which has been approved under the United States Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3). WMI 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.
- The scholarship Supports:
- Tuition and fees
- books and materials
- other related costs.
- They Award 60-80 scholarships per year. Their maximum scholarship os $ 3,000 USD per year but averagr is $ 1500 USD.
- Their 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 March 1, 2023
- 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
- Applications must be received by March 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.
- 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.
- You will need the following information in order to complete this application:
- Grade transcripts from schools attended
- National exam results if applicable
- Tuition fees structure from your university (can provide from website if not accepted yet)
- 500 – 1000 word personal statement
- 500 – 1000 word essay question
- Essay prompt: If you were awarded $1000 for a community service project to help your community, what issue would you address? Who would benefit and how? How would you measure the success of the activity? Please provide a detailed budget for all expenses. Note: this is a hypothetical situation and should not be considered a request for funding.
- Two recommendation letters
- Headshot photo
- National ID or alternative form of ID.
For more information, visit WMI.