Wells Mountain Initiative Scholarship Program for Bachelor’s Degree Students from Developing Countries

The Wells Mountain Initiative (WMI), through the Empowerment Through Education (ETE) program, offers a scholarship program for students from developing countries who are about to take up a bachelor’s degree.

Up to 30 awards are given annually through this opportunity. Find out more about the scholarship program below and see if you are qualified for application.

Benefits of the Wells Mountain Initiative Scholarship Program

An annual scholarship amount ranging from $300 to $3,000 is offered under the Wells Mountain Initiative Program. This shall be provided throughout the duration of the recipient’s undergraduate study.

On average, the scholarship is worth $1,400, which is used for tuition and fees, books and materials, and room rent.

Bachelor’s degree students may pursue a program in any field, but applications are encouraged from those interested in pursuing degrees that will best help their local communities – medicine & health sciences, community development, law, education, social work, business, information technology, agriculture, and engineering.

What is the Wells Mountain Initiative?

WMI works to create social change through education and community building.

By providing bright young people in the developing world with student scholarships, skills training, and start-up funding, the organization is able to help build a network of grassroots leaders who are catalyzing community transformation.

The foundation funds undergraduate studies in high-need sectors. They also aid recipients in leading social service projects during their academic career and stand alongside them to address any challenges, so that they successfully complete their studies.

Post-graduation, WMI provides life-long support. It includes professional development and social entrepreneurship training, community development grants to start and grow their own community projects and businesses, regular in-person conferences and online webinars, and support for in-country scholar-led fellowships.

Host Nationalities and Eligible Countries for the Scholarship

This scholarship is designed for bachelor’s degree students from developing countries. In addition, the scholarship can be taken at the scholar’s home country or any of the other developing countries listed below:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus,  Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia , Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo Democratic Republic of, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, East Timor, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Fiji,.

Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea North, Korea South, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon,  Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar(Burma), Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, The Philippines, Qatar, Russia, and Rwanda.

St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka,  Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabweans

Eligibility Criteria for Interested Students

To qualify for a spot in the Wells Mountain Initiative Scholarship Program, students from developing countries must have:

  • Successfully completed secondary education, with good to excellent grades
  • Be studying in their country or another country in the developing world
  • Plans to live and work in their own country after they graduate
  • Have volunteered prior to applying for this scholarship and/or is willing to volunteer while receiving the WMI scholarship
  • Some other funds available for their education, but will not be able to go to school without a scholarship

How to Apply for the Program

Applying for WMI’s opportunity for bachelor’s degree takers can be done through online processing or physical mail-in.

Listed below are the steps for online application:

  • Create an account having a username and login password. Note, its free.
  • Fill and upload the required documents.
  • Then click on the submit button.
  • Expect a response in form of mail.

File format types accepted are JPG, PNG, GIF, DOC, DOCX, PDF (version 10 or newer).


On the other hand, for mail-in applications, please read through the following instructions:

  • Print application form, clearly complete it, and attach all required supporting documents before sending it to WMI.
  • Only send one completed application. Incomplete or additional mailings with supporting documents will be discarded.

It is highly advisable that you apply online to ensure the delivery of your completed application. DO NOT email WMI completed applications with multiple attachments since they do not accept applications sent via email.

For further details, please visit the official scholarship website.

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