Wells Mountain Initiative Scholar Programme for Students from Developing Countries 2021

Wells Mountain Initiative invites applications for the 2021 Scholarship Programme for scholars from developing countries around the world.

This is a highly competitive scholarship opportunity for students in developing countries. Scholarships support students who are earning their first certificate, diploma or bachelor’s degree and lasts throughout all years of undergraduate education.

If you qualify, now is the time to apply for this exciting opportunity! Since 2005, they have supported more than 345 students worldwide. Please note that in recent years, they have only been able to select approximately 5% of applicants to become a part of this program. The number they select is based solely upon limited funding, as nearly all applicants are extremely deserving. As the organization grows, so will the number of WMI Scholars they can accept each year. They encourage you to apply AND to continue searching for additional ways to finance your education.

Worth of Award

  • They award 50-60 scholarships per year
  • The maximum scholarship is $3,000 USD per year
  • The scholarship supports;
  • Tuition and fees
  • Books and materials
  • Other related costs


Ideal Candidate – A student, male or female, from a country in the developing world who:

  • Successfully completed 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 contributes 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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How to Apply

The following are the required elements for an application to be considered complete:

  • Clear personal photo
  • Essay (topic is stated on the application form)
  • 2021 application form
  • Personal essay statement
  • Two recommendation letters*
  • Official transcript of grades from secondary school
  • Official grading key to interpret secondary school grades**
  • Official transcript of grades from tertiary studies (if applicable)
  • Official grading key to interpret tertiary grades**
  • Official results from your national exam
  • Official grading key to interpret scores on your national exam**

The following are the required elements for an application to be considered complete:

  • APPLYING ONLINE: You will be redirected to a portal where you will be asked to create a free account (username and password), fill out the information and upload documents. They 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.
  • MAIL-IN: You will need to print the 2021 application form and it is your responsibility to clearly complete it and attach all required supporting documents before sending it to them.
  • Incomplete or additional mailings with supporting documents will be discarded. They highly encourage applicants to apply online to ensure the delivery of their completed application. DO NOT email them completed applications with multiple attachments; they do not accept applications sent via email.
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Deadline: Applications closes March 1, 2021.


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