Wells Mountain Initiative Scholars Program

2024 Wells Mountain Initiative Scholars Program for Students in Developing Countries

Deadline: March 1, 2024

The Wells Mountain Initiative (WMI) was initiated in 2005 with the sponsorship of a single scholar from Kopeyia, Ghana. Through the commitment of the organization and its sponsors, the organization was able to increased their support to eight students from Ghana and Senegal by 2006. To this day, they have continued to support recipients from different countries who have gone ahead to benefit and realize their dreams. Currently, Wells Mountain Initiative supports scholars from over 42 countries with 185 scholars currently studying and 161 graduate scholars.

Each year WMI provides support to students as they pursue various educational objectives. Support is provided for post-secondary school (university, polytechnic, trade school). Financial support is primarily to cover tuition and school fees and directly related expenses including books and supplies. on Their part, selected applicants and Beneficiaries should play their role through out and after the benefiting from the scholarship, as indicated below.

  • Maintain good grades in all university studies ​
  • Be an ambassador for community service and engagement
  • Perform, record and document 100 hours of community service activities throughout the​ ​year​
  • Complete the Academic Semester Report & Community Service Report for WMIScholars ​
  • Send official semester transcripts twice a year​
  • Communicate with the Student Scholar Coordinator openly regarding your situation as a student

Applications must be received by March 1 of each year to be considered for the following academic year. WMI Scholars are selected through an in-depth multi-step review process. The selected WMI Scholars will be emailed on August 1. Their names will also be published on our website homepage and the WMI Facebook page. Those who are not selected will also be notified after August 1.


Once selected for the program, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution. This will be determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the methodology used by a Scholar’s college or university.
  • You will get coverage the cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, and transportation, and may include other personal costs.


In order to apply, you must fulfil the following application conditions:

  • You must have successfully completed a secondary education, with good to excellent grades
  • All applicants must be 35 year so age or under by the date of March 1, 2024
  • Eligible applicants are those who have demonstrated passion and commitment to giving back to their community through volunteering
  • Candidates will be studying in their home countries or any another country in the developing world
  • You must be applying to pursue or are pursuing your first bachelor’s degree or diploma at a higher institution in a developing country
  • The undergraduate program you are enrolled in must have the ability to benefit the community and/or contribute to the continued growth and advancement of your country and community
  • You must have plans to live and work in his or her own country after graduation to contribute to its development


Interested candidates will have to submit their applications until March 1, 2023. Please note that applications will open officially on December 1. Before applying, you are advised to read the WMI Scholar Program Information Sheet and also the Frequently Asked Questions for Prospective Scholars document. Along with your online application form, you will need the following documents

  • A Clear personal photo
  • You will have to submit an easy Essay on a topic stated on application form
  • You will need to fully complete your 2024 application form
  • A Personal essay statement
  • All applicants will need 2 recommendation letters from 2 referees
  • You will need to submit all your previous academic documentation including the following
  • An official transcript of grades from secondary school
  • The official grading key to interpret secondary school grades
  • Official transcript of grades from tertiary studies (if applicable)
  • The official grading key to interpret tertiary grades
  • An official results from your national exam
  • The official grading key to interpret scores on your national exam

To apply, click here

For more information, visit the official website here