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Western Union Scholars Program 2018

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open13-Apr-2018
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What is Western Union Scholars Program 2018?

Western Union Scholars Program 2018 is a program for students pursuing an undergraduate degree in the field of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and business/entrepreneurship.

Who is offering this scholarship ?

Western Union Foundation is offering this scholarship to help and give young people a boost toward a better life. The program is designed with an objective to support young people and their efforts to pursue a post-secondary education.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

  • Candidate must be pursuing an undergraduate degree.
  • Candidate must be pursuing a degree/field of study in one of the following categories: science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and business/entrepreneurship.
  • Candidate must be between 18 and 26 years of age as on 1 June 2018.
  • Candidate must have excellent writing skills in English.

Note: Scholarships may not be used for advanced degrees, such as Masters, P.h.D, JD, etc.

How can you apply ?

Procedure to apply for the scholarship:
Step 1: Open link to apply for the scholarship.
Step 2: Complete the quiz.
Step 3: Now register as a new user if not registered already.
Step 4: Fill in all the details.
Step 5: Attach all the required documents.
Step 6: Submit the application form.

What are the benefits ?

Selected students will receive USD 2500 each which will be contributed towards tuition or school fees at an accredited post-secondary institution.

What are the selection criteria ?

Candidates will be selected on the basis of program's three pillars: Perseverance, Aspiration, and Community.

What are the important dates ?

  • Application Period starts from Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Application Period closes on Friday, April 13, 2018, at 12:00 pm EST
  • Selection and Notification to All Applicants in July 2018


Q: Can I renew my scholarship for an additional year?
No, applicants are only able to receive the scholarship once in an effort to help as many people as possible. If you are not selected to receive the scholarship, you are welcome to apply in future years.

Q: Do I need to send a transaction to apply or be eligible?
: No, you do not need to be a Western Union customer or use Western Union services to be eligible.

Q: Can I defer my scholarship to later academic terms?
: No, you must use the scholarship for tuition or school fees during the academic term immediately following scholarship winner selections (estimated in July). Extenuating circumstances will be considered and must be communicated to IIE for review.

Q: Does the Western Union Foundation select the WU Scholars?
No. The Institute of International Education, Inc. (IIE), a US private not-for-profit organization, administers the program on behalf of the Western Union Foundation and its contributors.

Terms and Conditions

  • 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.
  • A student must be able to demonstrate admittance to an accredited post-secondary institution or have applied for admittance.

What are the documents required for the Western Union Scholars Program 2018 ?

  • Candidate must have to provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher or professor. If a teacher or professor is unable to submit a recommendation on student's behalf then the candidate may also use someone who has supervised him/her in a youth/community group, volunteer position, job/employment situation, etc.

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