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Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship Program

US Dollars $2,500 towards tuition fees during your undergraduate degree (External Link).

The Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship Program, also referred to as WU Scholars, is a program designed to support young people and their efforts to pursue a post-secondary education.

Selected scholarship recipients will receive USD $2,500 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-Mindedness.

The Institute of International Education, Inc., a US non-profit, administers the program on behalf of the Western Union Foundation and its contributors.


  • Scholarships must be used at an accredited post-secondary institution seeking an undergraduate degree.
  • All applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in one of the following categories: science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and business/entrepreneurship.
  • All applicants must be between the ages of 18 - 26 years of age on 1 June 2019.
  • Applications must be submitted in English. Translation services may be used to help non-English speakers submit. You will not be penalized for basic errors.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate admittance to an accredited post-secondary institution (i.e. the University of Kent) or have applied for admittance.
  • Applicants must provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher or professor. If a teacher or professor is unable to submit a recommendation on your behalf, you may also use someone who has supervised you in a youth/community group, volunteer position, job/employment situation, etc.
  • Scholarships must be used on programmes 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 or PhD.
  • Scholarships may be used for tuition or school fees during the academic term immediately following scholarship winner selections (estimated in July 2019). 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 non-profit 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.

How to apply

The full scholarship criteria and Information on how to apply can be found on the Western
Union Foundation
web site.

For further information, please email:  WUScholars@westernunion.com


The deadline for 2019 has now passed.
The deadline for 2019 will be published on this web page.

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