The academic year is gradually reaching its zenith and as students, it is crucial that we help ourselves and our guarantors, financially, by securing a scholarship offer. These offers will not completely take care of your needs while in school but, it will surely take care of your tuition or school fee. Here in Atmospherelink, our quest is to dispense timely information and help others to know of offers that will enliven their academic pursuit. With this, we are glad to inform you that the 2018 Western Union Scholarship scheme will be out tomorrow, March 8th, 2018. However, this post is just an alert and a guide, everything you need to know will be unveiled here.
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.
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,STEM and business/entrepreneurship.
- All applicants for scholarships must be between the ages of 18 – 26 years of age on June 1, 2018.
- 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.
- Scholarships may be used for tuition or school fees during the academic term immediately following scholarship winner selections (estimated in July). Funds cannot be used for room and board or for school supplies.
- Immediate family members of controlling officers in Western Union, any of its affiliates and non-affiliated nonprofit entities, or its Agents are not eligible to participate in the scholarship program. All other employees and their family members who meet the other eligibility requirements may apply.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
- In an effort to help many people as possible, applicants will be paid only once but if you are not selected, you are free to apply in future years.
- You don’t need to be a western union customer or use western union service to be eligible.
- Scholarship must be used for tuition or school fee for the academic term following payment. However, extenuating circumstance will be considered and must be communcated to IIE for review.
- Application Period Opens: Thursday, March 8, 2018
- Application Period Closes: Friday, April 13, 2018 at 12:00pm EST
- Selection and Notification to All Applicants: July 2018