2018 Wells Mountain Foundation Scholarships

Overview:  The purpose of the Foundation is primarily to support programs and individuals in developing nations or other situations of extreme poverty. Each year the Foundation’s Empowerment through Education program provides support to a number of students as they pursue various educational objectives. Support is provided for post secondary school (college, university, polytechnic, trade school). Support is not provided for graduate degrees or study in the US, UK or other developed countries. Financial support is primarily to cover the costs of the education itself and directly related expenses including books and supplies. Scholarships are generally granted for the full period of study; however, recipients must maintain good grades and provide copies of all semester reports and grades as they are received. The scholarship can be discontinued at any time in the event of unsatisfactory performance. The scholarship awards are determined by the Scholarship Committee of the Board of Directors of the Wells Mountain Foundation and awarded once a year. The foundation does not require the applicant to pay an admission or processing fee or to buy a number to have the application reviewed.

Study Level: Bachelor

Areas of Study: Any Degree

Scholarship Value: Scholarships range from $300.US to a rare high of $3000.US and cover:
Tuition and fees, Books and materials, Room rent and meals

Requirements: An 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
Submits a complete, legible application in English (please proof-read). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

How to Apply: Apply online together with your support documents. The following are required elements for an application to be considered complete:

Clear personal photo
Two essays
2018 Application form
Personal essay statement
Two recommendation letters*
Official transcript of grades from secondary school
Official grading key to interpret grades**
Office transcript of grades from tertiary studies (if applicable)
Official grading key to interpret grades**
Official results from your national exam
Official grading key to interpret scores on your national exam**

*Recommendation letters vary throughout cultures. There are ETE Recommendation Letters Guidelines to assist applicants in seeking letters that will be supportive of their application. Read this document and share it with the individuals who will be writing your letters of support.

**Official grading keys must be provided by the school issuing the grades or the government issuing the national exam. Grading keys that are not official will result in your application being disqualified. Contact your secondary school, college/university, or government for this document.

Deadline: 1 April 2018

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