2019 Wells Mountain Initiative Scholars Program

Deadline: April 1, 2019.

Wells Mountain Initiative (WMI), began in 2005 with the sponsorship of a single scholar from Kopeyia, Ghana. In our first full year of operation in 2006, we increased our support to eight students from Ghana and Senegal. Today, WMI supports scholars from over 42 countries with 185 scholars currently studying and 161 graduate scholars.



The 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




WMI scholarships range from $300 USD to $3000 USD annually and are provided
throughout the undergraduate education of the recipient. While our maximum
scholarship is $3000 USD, we rarely award this high an amount. Our average
scholarship amount is $1500 USD.

The scholarship may be used for:
• Tuition and fees
• Books and materials
• Room rent



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

  • Clear personal photo
  • Two essays (topics are stated on application form)
  • 2019 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




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