Wells Mountain Initiative invites applications for the 2019 Scholarship Program 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.

The scholarship awards are determined by the board of directors of the Wells Mountain Initiative and awarded once a year. Applications must be received by April 1 of each year to be considered for the following academic year. The selected WMI Scholarship recipients will be emailed on August 1. Their names will also be published on their website homepage and the WMI Facebook page. Those who do not receive a scholarship will also be notified after August.

Worth of Award

  • WMI scholarships range from $300 USD to $3000 USD annually and are provided throughout the undergraduate education of the recipient.
  • While the maximum scholarship is $3000 USD, they rarely award this high an amount.
  • Their average scholarship amount is $1500 USD.
  • The scholarship may be used for:• Tuition and fees • Books and materials • Room rent


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

  • Successfully completed 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 WMI scholarship
  • May have some other funds available for their education, but will not be able to go to school without a scholarship

How to Apply

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

  • Clear personal photo
  • Two essays
  • 2019 Application form
  • Personal essay statement
  • Two recommendation letters*
  • Official transcript of grades from secondary school
  • Official grading key to interpreting grades**
  • Office transcript of grades from tertiary studies (if applicable)
  • Official grading key to interpreting grades**
  • Official results from your national exam
  • Official grading key to interpreting scores on your national exam**

If you qualify, now is the time to apply for this exciting opportunity! There are two ways to apply. Online and 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 an 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.
  • MAIL-IN: You will need to print the 2019 application form and it is your responsibility to clearly complete it and attach all required supporting documents before sending it to them. Applications must be received by the deadline in their office. Applications that arrive after the deadline 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.

Deadline: Applications from qualified applicants will be accepted until April 1, 2019.


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