News! WMF Now Accepting Applications for the 2014 Empowerment Through Education Scholarship
The Wells Mountain Foundation is happy to announce the launch of the 2014 Empowerment Through Education Scholarship application. Applicants are directed to apply online and submit their completed application on our website (not via email). For further information and to access the 2014 application online, please review the Scholarships webpage. Applicants will create a secure username and password to log-in to our online scholarship management system. All applicants will have access to work on their application from December 2013-April 1, 2014. We are excited for our transition to using an online scholarship management system. For more information about our decision process in implementing the new online scholarship management system, read here.
About Wells Mountain Foundation
WMF was founded in 2005 to provide funding and support in the areas of education, literacy and the arts, primarily in the developing world. WMF provides support to individuals and families in need of assistance as a result of economic challenges, and in particular, extreme poverty. WMF is 501(c)(3) non-profit and all donations are fully tax deductible.
Our WMF Empowerment Through Education Scholarship Program has grown from just one scholarship in Ghana in 2005 to 59 current WMF Scholars in 2013. Our scholars hail from over a dozen countries, including Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Sudan, South Sudan, Cameroon, Uganda, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Zambia, Liberia, Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Twenty six new 2013 WMF Scholars were chosen from over 2300 applications in August of 2013. More info on our Scholarships and Our Scholars.
If you are interested in applying for a scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year, the application will be released on this website in December 2013. Meanwhile, please review the information provided on the link below to determine if you are eligible: Empowerment Through Education Scholarship FAQ’s for 2014.
Our Literacy Program provides books to libraries and programs in Haiti, Ghana, and Nepal. Generally, books are supplied by WMF at no cost. For other non-profit organizations, we offer our services and experience in purchasing and delivering books, sometimes with the organizations only paying for the wholesale cost of the books. Read more about the Literacy Program.
In the area of the arts, we have provided art supplies and support in Nepal and Ghana, and this year in Uganda and Kenya. Read more about the Arts Program.
Because of our affiliation with the YMCA d’Haiti, this year WMF undertook a major program of support after the January 12, 2010 Haiti earthquake. We organized a massive clothing drive with the help of donors, volunteers, and companies here in the United States and ultimately shipped to Haiti twelve containers of clothing and supplies. We also raised enough money to purchase the containers, and the materials necessary to convert the containers into YMCA buildings after they are emptied. Read more about the Haiti Project.