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Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship Program


The Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship Program (WU Scholars) is a program designed to support young people across the world and their efforts to pursue a post-secondary education. Selected scholarship recipients will receive $2,500 USD each to contribute toward tuition or school fees at an accredited post-secondary institution and will be selected based on criteria relating to the program's three pillars: Perseverance, Aspiration, and Community. To be eligible, students must be seeking an undergraduate degree in one of the following categories: science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and business/entrepreneurship. The application, which requires a letter of recommendation and an academic transcript, opens Wednesday March 8th. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 12 at noon Eastern Standard Time. For more information and to apply, please visit https://foundation.westernunion.com/wuscholars/index.html. Please contact wufoundation@iie.org with any questions.

Sponsor: Western Union Foundation

Award Restrictions

Applicants for this award must meet the following criteria:

Field Of Study ListTechnology, Science, Physics, Nutrition, Medicine, Library and Information Science, Geology, Geography, Criminal & Forensic Science, Computer Animation, Web Design & Development, Game Design & Development, Applied Science, Chemistry, Finance, Agriculture, Dental/Orthodontics, Nursing, Aviation, Mathematics, Health Professions, Engineering, Computer & Information Systems, Business/Management and Biology/Life Sciences
Other CriteriaScholarships must be used at an accredited post-secondary institution seeking an undergraduate degree. All applicants must be pursuing a degree/field of study in one of the following categories: science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and business/entrepreneurship. All applicants for scholarships must be between the ages of 18 - 26 years of age on June 1, 2017. Application must be submitted in English. Translation services may be used to help non-English speakers submit. You will not be penalized for basic errors. Must be able to demonstrate admittance to an accredited post-secondary institution or have applied for admittance. Scholarships must be used on programs resulting in an undergraduate degree. Specialized academic programs (study abroad term, stand-alone language acquisition course, service learning, etc.) are not permitted. Scholarships may not be used for advanced degrees, such as Masters, PhD, JD, etc. Scholarships may be used for tuition or school fees during the academic term immediately following scholarship winner selections (estimated in July). Funds cannot be used for room and board or for school supplies. Immediate family members of controlling officers in Western Union, any of its affiliates and non-affiliated nonprofit entities, or its Agents are not eligible to participate in the scholarship program. All other employees and their family members who meet the other eligibility requirements may apply.

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Amount2500 USD
Number of Awards100
DeadlineApril 12th
IncludesScholarships may be used for tuition or school fees during the academic term immediately following scholarship winner selections. Funds cannot be used for room and board or for school supplies.

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