Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship Program

Awarded By: Western Union Foundation
Updated on Jan 17, 2024
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Course: Bachelors
Deadline: Oct 15, 2021
Amount: USD 10,000
Countries:
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Scholarship Overview

The Western Union Foundation believes education is a key pathway to success, yet it is out of reach for many. The mission is to provide the training and skills needed to enter and thrive in today’s workforce. That’s why they launched the WU Scholars program in 2017, to provide scholarships to typically underserved populations that face daunting barriers to access so that they too can gain a higher education and have a better chance of supporting themselves, their families, and their communities. Since they launched, also have helped more than 500 students achieve this goal.

Applicable course, university, and country

Applicable for all students who are pursuing a degree/field of study in one of the following categories:

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Business/Entrepreneurship

Scholarship amount details

Scholarships may be used for tuition or school fees during the academic term immediately following scholarship winner selections.
Funds cannot be used for room and board or school supplies.
The scholarship is not renewable.
Scholarship amount can be used for:

Type of Expense Indicates if the scholarship can be used for this type of expense
Tuition & Fees ? Scholarship amount can be used for this
Living Expense × Not covered in scholarship
Accommodation × Not covered in scholarship
Air Fare/Travel Expenses × Not covered in scholarship
Spouse/Child Care × Not covered in scholarship
Health Cover × Not covered in scholarship
Application × Not covered in scholarship
Others × Not covered in scholarship

Number of students to be awarded:
40

Eligible student nationality

India, United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Malaysia, Sweden, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Norway, Japan, Thailand, Belgium, Armenia, Fiji, China, South Korea, Greece, Mauritius, Estonia, Luxembourg, Ukraine, South Africa, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Philippines, Cyprus, Bangladesh, Lithuania, Monaco, Nepal, Georgia, Hong Kong, Turkey, Malta, Bahrain, Barbados, Guyana, Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curacao, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Finland, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Isle of Man, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Macao, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Pitcairn, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Reunion, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, U.S. Virgin Islands, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Appication Process for this scholarship

Application Process for this scholarship:LOR- Students must provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher or professor If a teacher or professor is unable to submit a recommendation on student’s behalf, they can use someone who has supervised them in a youth/community group, volunteer position, job/employment situation, etc
Proof of admission in a Post-secondary Institution
Application Documents:

Type of documents Indicates if this type of document is required to be submitted
LOR Required
12 Required

Scholarship Application:This scholarship needs a separate external application.
Important Dates & FAQ info:

Info Date
Application final end date Not Available
Contact email: WUFoundation@iie.org
FAQ Link: https://foundation.westernunion.com/wuscholars/index.html

Additional InformationScholarships 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

Scholarship Eligibility

Scholarship Eligibility

  • Applicant must hold admission in an accredited post-secondary institution seeking an undergraduate degree
  • Must be between 18- 26 years of age
  • Applicant must demonstrate admittance to an accredited post-secondary institution or have applied for admittance
  • 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

Special RestrictionsNo Special Restriction is applicable.Exams Details

Exam name Indicates if exam is required and cutoff (if any)
12 Required

iSchoolConnect Rating

4
The rating is done considering various factors

Frequently Asked Questions

The frequently asked questions about the scholarship are:

Who can apply for the Scholarship?
The scholarship is applicable to students from various countries.

What is the minimum Qualification Required?
The students must have completed their secondary education from a recognized institution.

What is the procedure for applying?
This scholarship needs a separate external application.

What are the documents required for filling the forms?
Official transcripts.

What is the duration of the Scholarship?
One Time