Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 11:59pm EST
The Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship Program, also referred to as WU Scholars, is a program designed to support young people and their efforts to pursue a post-secondary education.
Selected scholarship recipients will receive USD $2,500 each to contribute toward tuition or school fees at an accredited post-secondary institution and will be selected based on criteria relating to the program’s three pillars: Perseverance, Aspiration, and Community-Mindedness.
The Institute of International Education, Inc. (IIE), a US non-profit, administers the program on behalf of the Western Union Foundation and its contributors.
Scholarships must be used at an accredited post-secondary institution seeking an undergraduate degree.
All applicants must be pursuing a degree/field of study in one of the following categories: science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and business/entrepreneurship.
All applicants for scholarships must be between the ages of 18 – 26 years of age on June 1, 2019.
Application must be submitted in English.
Translation services may be used to help non-English speakers submit. You will not be penalized for basic errors. Must be able to demonstrate admittance to an accredited post-secondary institution or have applied for admittance. Must provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher or professor.
If a teacher or professor is unable to submit a recommendation on your behalf, you may also use someone who has supervised you in a youth/community group, volunteer position, job/employment situation, etc.
Scholarships must be used on programs resulting in an undergraduate degree. Specialized academic programs (study abroad term, stand-alone language acquisition course, service learning, etc.) are not permitted.
Scholarships may not be used for advanced degrees, such as Masters, PhD, JD, etc.
Application Period Closes: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 11:59pm EST Selection and Notification to All Applicants: July 2018
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