Wednesday, February 22, 2017

#Education - United World College (#UWC) scholarship opportunities for #Uganda S4 leavers

The requirements have changed a lot for this year.  Here is the information you need to know and to share.  Please pay attention to the deadlines and the application requirements. If you cannot apply, you might know someone who can apply. They will surely need access to the Internet.

I am available to help any youngster who wants to apply because I am a product of UWC. (But no laughing at my picture though. I was young. Give me a break).

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“The striking thing about United World Colleges (UWC) is that they embrace the entire world across all divides of race, history, culture, wealth, religion, economic status and political belief: they are unique and they are conscious of their responsibilities.” N. Mandela, Honorary President
UWC Uganda National Committee invites applicants for 2017 study opportunities as of February 13, 2017

Scholarship awards (full and partial) are available for Uganda nationals who completed S4 examinations in November/December 2016 for entry in August 2017. Non-funded opportunities for study at a UWC are also available. Girl students are strongly encouraged to apply. Please note that applicants should be 16- 17 years old by August 2017.

How to apply?

Applications, in the student’s own hand writing, should include the following four components:

(i)           A letter of introduction and motivation (300-500 words) giving reasons for the application, and record of extra-curricular and service activities. This letter should include:

a.   Student’s full names, gender, and passport size photo;

b.   Place and date of birth;

c.   Contact details [i.e address; phone number (if available); mobile number (if available); e-mail address (if available)];

d.   Source of UWC information – how did you learn about the UWC?

(ii)          A short essay (200-300 words) commenting on the following statement: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter” (Martin Luther King Jr);

(iii) Personal reference from the school head teacher/principal, or a school teacher well acquainted with the student;

(iv) Official record of national S4 (Ordinary Level) examination results for exams conducted in November/December 2016.

Individual applications can be submitted by post-mail or e-mail:

UWC Review Panel (National Committee)
c/o P.O. Box 24749
Kampala, Uganda

All applications must be received by Friday 17 March 2017. Incomplete and/or late submissions will not be considered. Individual applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible in anticipation of any delays in the postal service.

For further information contact the UWC Review Panel at 041 71 71 156 / 077 80 53 530 or e-mail []

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 20 March 2017 and invited to participate in a one-day selection with the national UWC Review Panel on 25 March 2017 in Kampala. 

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