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Apply Now: Wells Mountain Initiative Fully Funded Scholarship for Developing Countries 2024

WMI Scholars Program for Developing Country

WMI Scholarship: The application is open for the 2024 Wells Mountain Initiative fully funded scholarship for developing countries. Eligible and suitable qualified candidates from developing countries around the world are invited to apply. WMI is a public charitable foundation established in Bristol, Vermont, that has been approved by the Internal Revenue Service of the United States.

This Scholarship is typically awarded for the duration of the program; however, students must maintain good grades, perform in community service, and fulfill WMI requirements for presenting an official copy of school/course grades and completing the semester report.


About the Wells Mountain Initiative

The Wells Mountain Initiative (WMI) is a public charity organization established in Bristol, Vermont, that has been approved by the Internal Revenue Service of the United States under Section 501(c)(3). WMI aims to achieve social change via education and community development by offering student scholarships and skills training to talented young people in underdeveloped countries, as well as building a network of grassroots leaders who are sparking community transformation.


Brief Scholarship Details

Sponsor: Wells Mountain Initiative

Study Country: United States

Category: Undergraduate Program

Award Value: Full Sponsorship | Accommodation | Monthly Stipends

Eligible Country: Developing Countries

Application Deadline: 1 March 2024


Full Benefits of the WMI Scholars Program

WMI Scholars are selected through an in-depth multi-step review process. The selected WMI Scholars will be emailed on August 1. Their names will also be published on our website homepage and the WMI Facebook page. Those who are not selected will also be notified after August 1.

Family members of WMI Staff and WMI Scholars are not eligible to apply.

Please note: Use of uncredited ideas and content created by other persons and use of uncredited AI-generated content is plagiarism and goes against the policies and ideals of WMI. Any applicants found to have plagiarized their essays will be considered ineligible for a scholarship.

Scholars planning to study in the United States, Canada, Australia, the UK or Western Europe will not qualify for a WMI Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements for the Wells Mountain Initiative Scholars Program

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

  • Completed secondary education, with good to excellent grades
  • Is 35 or under on March 1, 2024
  • 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 before applying
  • May have some other funds available for his or her education, but will not be able to pursue his or her tertiary degree without financial assistance


Required Documents

Applications from qualified applicants will be accepted until March 1, 2024. Before applying, we strongly encourage you to read the WMI Scholar Program Information Sheet and also the Frequently Asked Questions for Prospective Scholars document. These two documents will assist you in determining your eligibility and guide you in the application process.

Applicants are required to present the following documents:

  • Clear personal photo
  • Essay (topic is stated on the application form)
  • 2024 application form (Available from December 1, 2023)
  • 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


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Wells Mountain Initiative on to apply

The following are suggestions to enhance your application:

  • Record all of your service activities (dates, activities, time spent, photographs, etc.)
  • Collect your secondary school transcript, national exam results and grading keys to interpret your results
  • Request two letters of recommendation on official stationery from two people who know you professionally/personally and can showcase the reasons you deserve this scholarship
  • Have all of your documents translated into English

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

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


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