Educate • Scholarships

Educate • Scholarships


Wells Mountain Initiative (WMI) creates social change through education and community building by providing young people in the developing world with scholarships and skills training, building a network of grassroots leaders who are catalyzing community transformation.

Our vision is a world where young people are able to realize their full potential and become leaders in creating the changes they want to see in their communities and, ultimately, the world.

WMI Scholars study for degrees ranging from medicine to engineering. WMI encourages applications from those interested in pursuing degrees that will best help their local communities – medicine & health sciences, community development, law, education, social work, business, information technology, agriculture and engineering.  A major component of the scholarship program is community service. All scholars are required to volunteer for a minimum of 100 hours per year in order to remain a WMI Scholar.

We believe that encouraging these young people to give back to their communities now will instill an ongoing, and lasting, commitment to community service throughout their lives. In 2016, WMI Scholars contributed over 16,000 hours of community service. WMI Scholars tutor at local schools and clinics, organize community events supporting literacy and education, organize health screenings and disease prevention trainings and more.

Being a WMI scholar means a lot of things to me, but most importantly I would like to appreciate the fact that they believed in me, they gave me this opportunity to achieve my dreams. I grew up in a poverty-stricken area, and since childhood I have wanted to be a social worker, so they gave me this opportunity to actually change the community that I come from.
~Brian Omala WMI Scholar since 2012; graduated 2015, Kenya

Program Description

For more information about the details of the scholarship program and its impact, take a look by clicking the button below.

Scholarship Program Description 


Information on Applying

Prospective scholars interested applying to the scholarship program can find detailed information on the application page, or clicking the button below.

Scholarship Application 

Scholar Sponsorships

If you are interested in partially supporting or sponsoring an exceptional student, click on the button below to learn more of the various opportunities.

Student Sponsorship