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Apply for the WMI 2024 student bursary programme

Apply now for the WMI scholarship programme, a highly competitive scholarship opportunity for students from developing countries.

Important dates:

Deadline: 01 March 2024

Name of donor : Wells Mountain Initiative

Amount of the grant :  1,000 $ to 10,000 $

Category: Exchange

Area(s) of interest

The bursaries support students obtaining their first certificate, diploma or bachelor's degree and the bursary lasts for all years of undergraduate study.

Information on financing
  • WMI scholarships range from USD 300 to USD 3,000 per year and are awarded throughout the recipient's undergraduate studies. Although the maximum scholarship is US$3,000 $, they rarely award an amount this high. The average scholarship is USD 1,500.
  • The grant can be used for :
    • Tuition fees and charges
    • Books and materials
    • Room hire and meal
Eligibility criteria
  • The ideal candidate - A male or female student from a developing country who :
    • Successful completion of secondary education, with good to excellent grades;
    • Age 35 or under on 1 March 2024 ;
    • Will study in his own country or in another country in the developing world ;
    • is studying for his or her first baccalaureate or diploma ;
    • Be enrolled in a programme of study that will benefit the community and/or contribute to the continued growth and progress of their home country;
    • Plans to live and work in her own country after graduation;
    • Demonstrated commitment to giving back and volunteered before applying;
    • May have other funds available for their studies, but will not be able to pursue higher education without financial assistance.
  • Language
    • Applications must be completed in English.
    • All documents can be supplied in other languages, with official English translations.
Fellows' responsibilities
  • Maintain good grades in all university studies.
  • Be an ambassador for community service and commitment.
  • Carry out, record and document 100 hours of community service activities throughout the year.
  • Complete the academic semester report and the community service report for WMI scholarship holders.
  • Send official semester transcripts twice a year.
  • Communicate openly with the scholarship coordinator about your situation as a student.
  • They do not finance:
    • Study at a college, polytechnic or university in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia or Europe. Education in these countries, while excellent, is too expensive for the scholarship amounts to be effective.
    • Master's or doctorate degrees: they prefer to use their limited resources to help young people obtain their first higher education degree. However, a medical degree is acceptable.
    • Laptops, conferences or trips Outstanding school debts or invoices.

For more information, please visit Wells Mountain Initiative (WMI) .

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