Wells Mountain Initiative International Scholarship

Deadline: 2 April 2018
Open to: students from developing countries
Scholarship: from 300 USD to 3000 USD annually


Wells Mountain Initiative (WMI) creates social change through education and community building by providing young people in the developing world with scholarships and skills training, building a network of grassroots leaders who are catalyzing community transformation.

WMI provides education scholarships to highly motivated and ambitious youth pursuing undergraduate degrees in regions with little or no financial resources. WMI believes that funding education locally will encourage and allow students to make an impact in their communities. WMI encourages applications from those interested in pursuing degrees that will best help their local communities such as medicine & health sciences, community development, law, education, social work, business, information technology, agriculture, and engineering. A major component of the scholarship program is community service.


Ideal Candidate – 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 his or her country or another country in the developing world;
  • Plans to live and work in his or her own country after graduation;
  • 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 his or her education, but will not be able to go to school without a scholarship;
  • Application for a medical degree is acceptable, but not for Masters or Doctorate degrees.

Eligible Regions: Open to any country in the developing world except the United States, UK, Australia, or Europe.


WMI scholarships range from 300 USD – 3000 USD annually and are provided throughout the undergraduate education of the recipient.

The scholarship may be used for:

  • Tuition and fees;
  • Books and materials;
  • Room rent.

How to apply?

In order to apply, please fill the application.

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

  • Clear personal photo;
  • Two essays (topics are stated on the application form);
  • Personal essay statement;
  • Two recommendation letters;
  • Official transcript of grades from secondary school;
  • Official grading key to interpreting grades;
  • Official transcript of grades from tertiary studies (if applicable);
  • Official results from your national exam;
  • Official grading key to interpreting scores on your national exam.

For more information, please visit the official web page.