WMI Student Scholars

We believe that to climb a mountain, you should not undertake the journey alone. It takes resources, knowledge, the support of others and immense dedication. That is why we believe in providing more than just financial support to our scholars. 

Scholar Responsibilities

In order to guarantee the continuation of your scholarship for the duration of your undergraduate education, you must also provide us with the following documents January 1 and August 1 of each year you’re in school.

  • An official copy of your grades for the previous semester or term. Poor grades will jeopardize the continuation of your scholarship.
  • An official receipt showing your tuition payment to your school.
  • A completed Academic Semester Report for WMI Student Scholars. This is a WMI form you fill out online and submit. It is not from your school. Send this completed form in as soon as your semester is over. Do not wait for your official grades to become available to send in this form.
  • A completed Community Service Report for WMI Student Scholars. WMI Student Scholars commit to performing 100 hours of community service within their communities per year. Within the Community Service Report for WMI Student Scholars you will provide honest detail for the activities you participate in. Please do not exaggerate or falsify community service activities.
  • Photos of you at school, volunteering (upload with your Community Service Report), or participating in other activities with descriptions.

Ways to Connect with other Student and
Graduate Scholars

WMI Fellowships

WMI Fellowships provide Student Scholars and Graduate Scholars with the unique opportunity to expand their social and professional networks in their nation. WMI Student Scholars & Graduate Scholars are encouraged to create strong bonds and assist one another throughout the process of succeeding academically and professionally through the creation of WMI Fellowship groups. These groups are founded by WMI Student Scholars & Graduate Scholars and have led to the building of support systems that provide networking, mentorship opportunities and group community service projects and activities. WMI provides a matching grant program to help these groups operate. To date, seven WMI Fellowships have been established in Ghana, Kenya, Nepal, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda and Zimbabwe! If you are from one of these nations, reach out to the current leadership and introduce yourself!

Ghana 
Thomas Sevordzi, President 
thomassevordzi@yahoo.com

Kenya 
Paul Omondi Owuor, Chairperson
palomondi@gmail.com

Nepal 
Alpha Pokharel & Rijan Karkee, Group Leaders 
alphapokharel@yahoo.com 
rijankarkee@gmail.com

Rwanda 
Sarathiel Bizimungu, Coordinator 
bisarati@yahoo.com

South Sudan 
Richard Duku, Team Leader 
duku664@gmail.com

Uganda 
Prossy Alanyo, Chairperson 
palanyo@gmail.com

Zimbabwe 
Sihlobo Khumalo, Chairperson 
sihlobokhumalo@yahoo.com

If you are from a nation that has not established a WMI Fellowship and you are interested in developing this local opportunity, write to Nicole at nicole@wellsmountain.com for more information.

WMI Dream Big Conferences

The Dream Big Conference brings together current Student Scholars and Graduate Scholars to learn, network, and create in-country WMI Fellowship groups. All WMI Student Scholars and Graduate Scholars are invited to attend the conferences, which take place every three years. Participants are provided partial travel stipends and are encouraged to raise funds themselves to make this opportunity a reality. Conference attendees participate in workshops, panels, team-building exercises, and community service activities. They hear from inspirational speakers, participate in WMI Graduate Scholars and community service panels, and form new bonds and networks. The next WMI Dream Big Conference will take place in 2021 in Accra, Ghana.

WMI Online

WMI Official Facebook Page  Please be sure to ‘Like’ the WMI Facebook page to receive updates; we want to see you engaging with our supporters!

WMI Student Scholars and Graduate Scholars Facebook Group Only WMI Student Scholars and Graduate Scholars have access to membership within this group. We encourage you to introduce yourself in a post here, share your community service involvements, accomplishments and ideas.

WMI Contact

Lisa McLaughlin Wyncoop, Student Scholar Coordinator
E-mail: lisa@wellsmountain.com
Telephone: 001 802 453 4065 (Ext 43)