2022 Wells Mountain Initiative Scholars Program. The Wells Mountain Initiative (WMI) is a public charity foundation located in Bristol, Vermont, USA. It has been approved by the United States Internal Revenue Service under Section.
The Wells Mountain Initiative works to create social change through education and community building with the strategy of providing bright young people in the world using student scholarships and skills training, building a network of grassroots leaders who are catalyzing community transformation.
2022 Wells Mountain Initiative Scholars Program
Each year the initiative provides support to students who pursue certain educational objectives. This support is provided for post-secondary school (university, polytechnic, trade school) students. Financial support is given to cover tuition and school fees and expenses that are directly related including books and supplies. This scholarship does not always cover the full cost of tuition and associated educational expenses.
Scholarships here are granted for the entire period of study; however, to continue in this scholarship, 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 during the studies due to unsatisfactory performance.
The scholarship awards are determined after careful considerations and reviews by volunteer reviewers and the Scholarship Committee of the Board of Directors and are awarded once a year on August 1.
Opening and Closing Dates
These are the opening and closing dates for this scholarship.
- Opens: December 1, 2021 at 12:01AM EST
- Closes: March 1, 2022 11:59PM EST
To complete your application, you must have the following information
- Grade transcripts from schools attended
- National exam results if applicable
- 500 – 1000-word personal statement
- 500 – 1000-word essay question
- Essay prompt: you will be required to write on: “If you were awarded $1500 for a community service project to help your community, what issue would you address? Who would benefit and how? How would you measure the success of the activity? Please provide a detailed budget for all expenses. Note: this is a hypothetical situation and should not be considered a request for funding.“
- Two recommendation letters
- For Guidelines on recommendation, click here.
- Headshot photo
- Click HERE for a PDF version of the application form
A male or female student in the developing world who:
- Have successfully completed secondary education, with very good to excellent grades
- Is 35 years old or below on August 1, 2022
- Will be studying either in his or her country or another country in the developing world
- Is pursuing his or her first degree ( bachelor’s or diploma).
- Will be enrolled in a program of study that will be of benefit to the community and/or contribute to the continued growth and advancement of his or her home country
- Plans to reside and work in his or her own country after graduation
- Has demonstrated his or her commitment to giving back and has volunteered before applying
- May have some other funds available for his or her education, but will not be able to pursue his or her tertiary degree if not supported.
- Candidates must be from:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- The central African Republic