The Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship

The Western Union Foundation is pleased to announce its Global Scholarship Program that is administered by the Institute of International Education, Inc. All undergraduate degree applicants must be between the ages of 18 – 26 years of age, to be considered for the scholarship. The program is designed to support young people and their efforts to pursue a post-secondary education. WU Scholars are a diverse set of students from around the world, part of a global network looking to help build a better world. Selected scholarship recipients will receive USD $2,500 each to contribute toward tuition or school fees.

The Western Union Foundation is dedicated to creating a better world, where the ability to realize dreams through economic opportunity is not just a privilege for the few but a right for all. The WU Scholars program was created to help give young people a boost toward a better life. The Western Union Foundation believes education is the surest path to economic opportunity.


In order to eligible for consideration for a scholarship, applicants must meet all of the following guidelines:

  • Scholarships 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.
  • The 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.
  • 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 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, Ph.D., 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 the 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.

How to Apply:

You can apply online through the given link:

Supporting Documents:

The candidates must also submit the following documents:

  • Translation services
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher or professor.

Submitting Details:

The candidates can submit their detail by link:

Financial aid and Award Money:

Selected scholarship recipients will receive USD $2,500 each to contribute toward tuition or school fees at an accredited post-secondary institution.

Application Deadline:

Application closes on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at 12:00 pm EST

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