Apply for the WMI Empowerment Through Education Scholarships Program for a chance to study at your choice of institution in your home country or another developing country.

scholarships will be awarded by the program, and students who secure places on the program will get scholarships worth of $3000. 

Application Deadline: March 1, 2021.


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Maximum scholarships of $3000 are awarded to 50-60 students per year . The Scholarship includes:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Full cost of books and materials
  • Other related cost


Our 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, 2021
  • 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

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Application Instructions

There are two ways to apply: Online, or by mailing in a completed application packet to our office.

  • APPLYING ONLINE: You will be redirected to a portal where you will be asked to create a free account (username and password), fill out information and upload documents. We strongly suggest that you apply online as it will provide you with the opportunity to save your work and return multiple times. You will also guarantee that your application, once submitted online, will be received and reviewed.

File format types accepted are: JPG, PNG, GIF, DOC, DOCX, PDF (version 10 or newer).

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  • MAIL-IN: You will need to print the 2021 application form below (available 12/1/2020) and it is your responsibility to clearly complete it and attach all required supporting documents before sending it to us. Applications must be received by March 1, 2021 in our office. Applications that arrive after March 1, 2021 will not be reviewed. This means that you must allow at least three weeks to mail your application to us from abroad. Only send one completed application. Incomplete or additional mailings with supporting documents will be discarded. We highly encourage applicants to apply online to ensure the delivery of their completed application. DO NOT email us completed applications with multiple attachments; we do not accept applications sent via email.

We wish everyone luck in preparing their applications. We encourage all applicants to remember that acceptance in the WMI Scholarship Program requires a dedicated interest in community service, improving your nation, and working within your country after graduation.

Questions can be directed to info@wellsmountaininitiative.org

About the WMI Empowerment Through Education Scholarships Program

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.

Each year WMI provides support to students as they pursue various educational objectives. Support is provided for post-secondary school (university, polytechnic, trade school). Financial support is primarily to cover tuition and school fees and directly related expenses including books and supplies.

The WMI scholarship does not always cover the full cost of tuition and associated educational expenses. Scholarships are generally granted for the full period of study; however, recipients must maintain good grades, participate in community service and meet WMI deadlines for submitting an official copy of school/course grades, completing the semester report, and validation of community service hours.

The scholarship can be discontinued at any time in the event of unsatisfactory performance and/or dishonesty. The scholarship awards are determined by volunteer reviewers and the Scholarship Committee of the Board of Directors and are awarded once a year on August 1. 

Key Dates and Order of Program

December 1, 2020 – Application Opens Social change through education and community building 

March 1, 2021 – Application Closes 

April-July, 2021 – Review of Applications 

August 1, 2021 – Announcement of Scholarship Recipients 

September 1, 2021 – First Installment of Scholarships Wired

50-60 scholarships are awarded per year.

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