Wells Mountain Fountain Scholarship 2015 is now open to academically outstanding students from developing countries for the 2015-2016 academic session.
Each year the Foundation’s Empowerment through Education program provides support to 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.
Worth of Awards
- 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. Financial support is primarily to cover the costs of the education itself and directly related expenses including books and supplies.
- The scholarship can be discontinued at any time in the event of unsatisfactory performance.
The scholarships range from $300 to $3000 and may be used for:
- tuition and fees
- books and materials
- room rent and meals
They do not fund:
- Education at a college, polytechnic or university in the United States, UK, Australia, or Europe (with one exception – see question below. Education in these countries, while excellent, is too expensive for their scholarship amounts to be effective.
- Masters or Doctorate degrees they prefer to use their limited resources to assist young people in getting their initial tertiary degree. A medical degree, however, is acceptable.
- laptop computers, conferences or trips
- debts or past due tuition bills
Their 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 2014 application in English (please proof–read). Because we receive so many applications, incomplete applications will not be considered.
All fields, although they tend to favour helping professions such as health care, social work, education, social justice, as well as, professions that help the economy and progress of the country such as computers, engineering, agriculture and business.
How to Apply
- All you need to do to apply for a scholarship is to send them a complete 2013 application. The application form is obtainable from their website
- Applications can besubmitted in two forms:It can be submitted electronically by scanning the pages and then emailing them or it can also be sent by post/mail, which is their preference, since many times they cannot open students’ attachments or the files arrive corrupted.
- They require a photo, which can also be scanned and emailed.
- Please print or type your email address clearly on your application! Be sure to use the most current form, which is the 2014 Scholarship Application form
- You can apply before you receive your official acceptance letter, but you will not be awarded a scholarship until you are accepted. When you receive your acceptance letter, send them a copy and they will attach it to your application. In the subject line of the email when you send this or any additions to your application, type “application addition”.
- If a recommendation letter is not in English, a verified translation must be provided along with the original recommendation in the foreign language.
Tips for sending your application electronically:
- They require an official transcript from secondary school and from any tertiary school classes you have already completed. Be sure the transcript contains a key to interpreting the grades, as different countries use different systems of assessing the quality of the student’s academic progress. If there is no key included, your application will be disqualified. Do not include grades from primary level.
- Send the complete package at one time. Do not send piecemeal. (If scanning necessitates separate documents, send them one after the other, all in the same time period)
- When sending via email, please label your attached documents, for example: WMF Application form, Recommendation #1, Rec #2, Personal statement, Acceptance letter, About the school, Grades.
- Do not shrink or enlarge your attachments. They will be too blurry to read when printed at normal size. To be sure you have scanned them in the dimensions in which they should open, email them to yourself and open them to see if they look right before sending.
- When scanning and attaching documents, be sure they are dark enough to read after scanning. Illegible required documents will disqualify your application.
Deadline: There is only one deadline per year and that is April 1.