The Empowerment Through Education program application period closed on April 1. You may apply for next year’s scholarship starting December 1, 2016. Thanks to all of this year’s applicants!
Please note that our scholarship does not fund education at a college, polytechnic or university in the United States, UK, Australia, or Europe.We also do not fund masters or doctorate degrees – we focus our resources on assisting young people in getting their initial tertiary degree.
There are two ways to apply, online on our website and also by printing out an application and mailing it to our office. Continue on to our Empowerment Through Education Program page for more information.
Please be warned that Wells Mountain Foundation is NOT in a partnership with the Global Generosity Network. If you are contacted by them, informing you that you have received a scholarship from them “in partnership with WMF”, we have nothing to do with it. The fee they ask you to submit is a scam. WMF never charges a fee to applicants or finalists in order to apply for or to receive scholarship funds.
About Wells Mountain Foundation
Wells Mountain Foundation (WMF) has as its focus education, which we believe is the key building block to success in all other endeavors, literacy, the essential tie to the knowledge contained in the written word, and community, the core entity, just beyond the family, critical to building a compassionate and effective society. As such, we seek to gather and distribute resources to empower motivated individuals, mostly in developing nations, to grow personally, so as to be able to have a meaningful, positive impact in the communities, their countries, and ultimately, the world. WMF is a non-profit, tax-exempt charity qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code.”
Our WMF Empowerment Through Education Scholarship Program has grown from just one scholarship in Ghana in 2005 to 81 current WMF Scholars in 2015. Our scholars hail from 31 countries, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Thirty new 2015 WMF Scholars were chosen from over 900 applications in August of 2015. More info on our Scholarships and Our Scholars.
If you are interested in applying for a scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year, the application can be found on our Scholarships page. Please review the Empowerment Through Education Application Frequently Asked Questions guide 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, 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 community centers after they were emptied. Read more about the Haiti Project.