Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship Program
- 12 April 2017
The Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship Program (WU Scholars) is a program designed to support young people across the world 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.
To be eligible, students must be seeking an undergraduate degree in one of the following categories: science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and business/entrepreneurship.
The application, which requires a letter of recommendation and an academic transcript, opens Wednesday March 8th. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 12 at noon Eastern Standard Time.
All applicants must be pursuing a degree/field of study in one of the following categories: science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and business/entrepreneurship.
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.
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.
The TOEFL® test is a popular option for students to meet the English-language requirements for scholarships.
$2500 towards tuition and school fees.
The application is available on the website. Students must also submit a transcript and have a professor or teacher submit a letter of recommendation on their behalf.
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