E-mail Address and Wmf Scholarship Essay

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Wells Mountain Foundation
WMF Scholarship Information and Frequently Asked Questions
Our website has been picked up by many scholarship sites and some of those sites have posted wrong information. To prevent anyone from wasting time applying when there is little to no chance of receiving a scholarship, we are issuing these guidelines to clarify our requirements.
First of all – We do not require the applicant to pay an admission or processing fee or to buy a number to have the application reviewed. If someone contacts you saying a fee is required, please forward that email to wmfscholars@wellsmountainfoundation.org. We would very much like to prosecute this fraud. All you need to do to apply for a scholarship is to send us a complete 2013 application. The application form is on our website, which is www.wellsmountainfoundation.org
Our Ideal Candidate – A student, male or female, from a country in the developing world, who:
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successfully completed a secondary education, with good to excellent grades

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will be studying in their country or another country in the developing world

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plans to live and work in their own country after they graduate

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has volunteered prior to applying for this scholarship and/or is willing to volunteer while receiving the WMF scholarship

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may have some other funds available for their education, but will not be able to go to school without a scholarship

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submits a complete, legible 2013 application in English (please proof-

read). Because we receive so many applications, incomplete applications will not be considered.

What we can pay for (our scholarships range from $300.US to $3000.US): -

tuition and fees

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books and materials

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room rent and meals

We do not fund :
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education at a college, polytechnic or university in the United States, UK, Australia, or
Europe (with one exception – see question #2 below). Education in these countries, while excellent, is too expensive for our scholarship amounts to be effective.

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Masters or Doctorate degrees – we prefer to use our limited resources to assist young people in getting their initial tertiary degree. A medical degree, however, is acceptable.

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laptop computers, conferences or trips

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debts or past due tuition bills

Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: You ask for two recommendations. What do you mean by that?
A: We need two letters written by someone who knows you, but is not a family member, who can tell us why you deserve to receive a WMF scholarship. What qualities do you possess that will make you an excellent student, a successful graduate and a responsible citizen who will give back to his or her country? Letters of recommendation may come from a teacher, a religious leader, volunteer supervisor, or an employer, and should be printed or written on the recommender’s organization’s letterhead.

2. Q: What if I study in the UK, US, Europe or Australia, but promise to go back to my country after I graduate?
A: That is fine, but you will not be eligible for a WMF scholarship! The reason we do not fund an education in the UK, US, Europe or Australia is because our scholarships would provide only a fraction of the educational costs in those countries, but can cover almost all educational costs in developing nations. We feel it is a better use of our resources.
We do make one exception to this rule. We have a special relationship with Bergen
Community College in Paramus, NJ, USA and do accept scholarship applications from foreign students studying there.
3. Q: If I receive a WMF scholarship, is it guaranteed for the length of my degree program? A: Generally speaking, yes. But, you must maintain good grades, submit a semester report and your grades each semester to WMF.
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Q: For what fields of study do you provide scholarships?
A: All fields, although we tend to favor helping…