Wells Mountain Initiative (WMI) Undergraduate Scholarships For Students In Developing Countries 2024

The Wells Mountain Initiative (WMI) is a non-profit organization that promotes social change at the grassroots level by building a network of young leaders from 47 developing countries who are driving community transformation. WMI’s mission is to support young people who have faced adversity but are committed to leading change in their communities. This is achieved through funding undergraduate studies in high-need sectors, helping scholars lead social service projects during their academic careers, and providing support to overcome any challenges they may face.


WMI offers undergraduate scholarships with a maximum value of USD 3,000. The scholarship covers tuition and fees, books and materials, as well as room rent and meals. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must meet certain requirements. WMI is looking for male or female students from developing countries who have completed secondary education with good to excellent grades, are 35 years old or younger by March 1, 2024, and will be pursuing their first bachelor’s degree or diploma. Applicants must also be enrolled in a program of study that benefits the community or contributes to the growth of their home country and must plan to live and work in their own country after graduation. WMI Scholars are selected based on an in-depth multi-step review process.


Applications for the 2024 WMI Scholars Program will be available on December 1, 2023, and must be submitted by March 1, 2024. To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must submit a clear personal photo, an essay on a topic specified in the application form, the 2024 application form, a personal essay statement, two recommendation letters, official transcripts of grades from secondary school and, if applicable, tertiary studies, official grading keys to interpret grades, and official results from national exams. Applicants are advised to read the WMI Scholar Program Information Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions before applying.

Interested and eligible candidates can apply online or by mailing a completed application packet to WMI’s office. Applicants are encouraged to keep a record of their service activities, collect transcripts and grading keys, and request two letters of recommendation on official stationery from people who know them professionally or personally. All documents must be translated into English, and file format types accepted include JPG, PNG, GIF, DOC, DOCX, and PDF.

WMI is committed to preventing plagiarism and will consider any applicants who have plagiarized their essays ineligible for the scholarship. Scholars planning to study in the United States, Canada, Australia, the UK, or Western Europe are not eligible for the WMI Scholarship. For more details, please visit the WMI website.


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