Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship Program 2017
Deadline: April 12, 2017
Applications are now invited for the 2017 Western Union Foundation Scholar Program. 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. Western Union (WU) believes that when money moves, better things happen. The Western Union Foundation* does just that by supporting charities that are changing people’s lives for the better. The Scholars Program is their latest effort to give back to the communities they serve.
The WU Scholars program was created to help give young people a boost toward a better life. The Western Union Foundation believes education is the surest path to economic opportunity. Educational pursuits to gain knowledge and skills for in-demand, 21st century careers are helping people all over the world climb the economic ladder.
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.
- All applicants must be pursuing a degree/field of study in one of the following categories::
- Business and entrepreneurship
- Scholarships must be used at an accredited post-secondary institution seeking an undergraduate degree.
- All applicants for scholarships must be between the ages of 18 – 26 years of age on June 1, 2017.
- 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.
NOTE: You do not need to be a Western Union customer or use Western Union services to be eligible.
The Institute of International Education, Inc. (IIE), a US private not-for-profit organization, administers the program on behalf of the Western Union Foundation and its contributors. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on criteria relating to the program’s three pillars: Perseverance, Aspiration, and Community.
To apply, complete the online application.
If you, or someone you know, could benefit from this scholarship, you are encouraged to apply. Applications are now open and will close on April 12, 12:00pm EST. Selected applicants will be notified by July 2017.
For more information, visit Western Union Foundation Scholars Program.