2014 ETE Update: Application Review Process Enters Round 2
The Wells Mountain Foundation would like to extend tremendous gratitude to 79 volunteer reviewers and WMF Board Members who participated in the first round of Empowerment Through Education Scholarship application reviews. Volunteers donated over 500 hours to learn about the lives of very ambitious and deserving undergraduate students from developing nations. At the start of June, twenty reviewers were assigned packets of advancing round two applicants. We are very thankful for the amount of dedication our volunteers provide in the process of reviewing Empowerment Through Education applications. We wish all applicants continued success in this process!
Scholarship Award Announcement
The 2014 WMF Scholars will be announced on this site on August 1, 2014. The list of this year’s recipients will appear on this website and as a WMF blog post. Successful applicants will receive an email on August 1, 2014. Applicants who do not receive the scholarship will not be notified individually of this result. We will not respond to individual inquiries about specific applications. We evaluate all applicants using the same criteria.
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 can be found on our Scholarships page. Please review the Empowerment Through Education Scholarship FAQ’s for 2014 to determine if you are eligible before applying.
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.