The Wells Mountain Foundation 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). The purpose of the Foundation is primarily to support programs and individuals in developing nations or other situations of extreme poverty.
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.
Financial support is primarily to cover the costs of the education itself and directly related expenses including books and supplies. 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.
The scholarship can be discontinued at any time in the event of unsatisfactory performance. The scholarship awards are determined by the Scholarship Committee of the Board of Directors of the Wells Mountain Foundation and awarded once a year.
Applications must be received by April 1, 2013 to be considered for the 2013-2014 school year.
We highly recommend that you review the FAQ for Scholars section on our website before you complete the application (see www.wellsmountainfoundation.org) . Incomplete applications will be discarded unread.
Applicants will be notified if they have been selected as a WMF Scholar
by approximately August 1, 2013 , with funding for the first semester by September 1.
All applications should be mailed (our first choice) or emailed to:
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 2013 application in English (please proof read). Because we receive so many applications, incomplete applications will not be considered.
What we can pay for (the scholarships range from $300.US to$3000.US):
tuition and fees
books and materials
room rent and meals
When is the deadline to apply for a scholarship?
There is only one deadline a year and that is April 1. We must receive mailed applications by that date, so allow 2-3 weeks for delivery via post.
We review all applications and notify the new scholarship recipients by email around August 1. We will also post the names of the new WMF scholarship recipients on our website by August 1.
Those not receiving a scholarship will not be individually notified. We wish we could communicate with all of you individually, but the number of applicants is just too great.