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2024 Wells Mountain Initiative (WMI) Scholars program for Students in Developing Countries

2023 Wells Mountain Initiative (WMI) Scholars program

The Wells Mountain Foundation provides undergraduate scholarships throught  the 2024 Wells Mountain Initiative (WMI) Scholars program for students of developing country to study in their home country or a neighboring country.

Scholarship Description

The Wells Mountain Initiative (WMI) is a public charitable foundation based in Bristol, Vermont, USA, which has been approved under the United States Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3). WMI works to create social change through education and community building by providing bright young people in the developing world with student scholarships and skills training, building a network of grassroots leaders who are catalyzing community transformation. 

See also: List of Scholarships 2024 for undergraduates, masters and Doctoral

Each year WMI provides support to students as they pursue various educational objectives. Support is provided for post-secondary school (university, polytechnic, trade school). Financial support is primarily to cover tuition and school fees and directly related expenses including books and supplies. The WMI scholarship does not always cover the full cost of tuition and associated educational expenses. 

Scholarships are generally granted for the full period of study; however, recipients must maintain good grades, participate in community service and meet WMI deadlines for submitting an official copy of school/course grades, completing the semester report, and validation of community service hours. The scholarship can be discontinued at any time in the event of unsatisfactory performance and/or dishonesty.

Host Institution(s):

Your choice of institution in your home country or in another developing country

Scholarship Benefits

Selected candidate 2024 Wells Mountain Initiative (WMI) Scholars program will receive the following benefits:

  • WMI scholarships range from $300 USD to $3000 USD annually and are provided throughout the undergraduate education of the recipient. The average scholarship amount is $1500. Scholarships may be used for tuition and fees, books and materials, and other related costs (room rent and meals).


WMI 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
  • Is 35 years old or under on August 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 prior to 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

Documents Aplication

  • A Clear personal photo
  • You will have to submit an easy Essay on a topic stated on application form
  • You will need to fully complete your 2023 application form
  • A Personal essay statement
  • All applicants will need 2 recommendation letters from 2 referees
  • You will need to submit all your previous academic documentation including the following
  • An official transcript of grades from secondary school
  • The official grading key to interpret secondary school grades
  • Official transcript of grades from tertiary studies (if applicable)
  • The official grading key to interpret tertiary grades
  • An official results from your national exam
  • The official grading key to interpret scores on your national exam

How to Apply

To apply the 2024 Wells Mountain Initiative (WMI) Scholars program, you have to submit a complete application via the online scholarship application following the link bellow:

Official Website: https://www.wellsmountaininitiative.org/prospective-scholars/

The 2024 Wells Mountain Initiative (WMI) Scholars program Through Education online application will be available from 1 December 2023 to 1 March 2024.