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Scholarships for students impacted by COVID-19

COVID-19 has had an impact on everyone around the world in different ways. Many international students were left without traditional supports as Universities were forced to close, and travel bans were set in place. To help these students continue their education, we are launching a COVID-19 emergency response scholarship fund in place of our traditional WU Scholars program. Universities can nominate eligible students for one of (25) $10,000 awards.

Nominate your eligible students here by September 30, 2020.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be an International student studying in the UK, USA, France, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand
  • Must already be enrolled in the 2020 academic year and be currently residing in the host country
  • Able to demonstrate serious disruption on ability to pay for expenses (i.e. tuition, fees, books, health insurance, housing)

What makes a WU Scholar?

In addition to a record of academic excellence, all WU Scholars also demonstrate:

My volunteer experiences in Ghana and the Philippines gave me several opportunities to do what I love the most – caring for the people.

Erica, studying medicine | Ghana

Meet Oliver

When Oliver was just a small child, he migrated to the United States with his family from Mexico. He had eye-opening experiences through Denver Public Schools in Colorado, that encouraged him to apply to the WU Scholars program. He became one of the first applicants accepted, and his continued connection with Western Union and the Western Union Foundation landed him an internship in the Internal Audit Department for multiple years.

With his experience, Oliver gained a broader perspective on the world, leading him to pursue big dreams for his future. His younger sisters now aspire to follow in his footsteps and recognize that higher education is within their reach.

“My future success continues to be defined by being present, having the courage to talk to anyone in the room, and the desire to build sustainable relationships.”

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