WMI Graduate Scholars

With degrees in areas that your nations need most critically, abundant local knowledge and a diverse network developed while studying, we believe that you will continue to maximize your professional and social experiences to lead and positively impact your communities each and every day.

Your Scholar Journey isn’t over, you can climb higher. Learn more about the Scholar Journey programs that are designed just for WMI Graduate Scholars.

Graduate Scholar Opportunities

WMI Micro-Grants

The WMI Micro-Grants Program is open exclusively to all WMI Graduate Scholars. Preference is given to Graduates who are actively involved in Fellowship groups if present within their nation. The WMI Micro-Grants Program will provide a one-time grant or matching grant of $100 to $1000 USD to help start, or significantly expand, a business, community-based organization (CBO), non-governmental organization (NGO), community service project or community event.

Are you a Graduate Scholar and interested in applying? Apply here.

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. You’ll hear from inspirational speakers, participate in panels, and form new bonds and networks. The next WMI Dream Big Conference will take place in 2021 in Accra, Ghana.

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!

Thomas Sevordzi, President

Paul Omondi Owuor, Chairperson

Alpha Pokharel & Rijan Karkee, Group Leaders 

Sarathiel Bizimungu, Coordinator

South Sudan
Richard Duku, Team Leader

Prossy Alanyo, Chairperson

Sihlobo Khumalo, Chairperson 

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 Online

WMI Official Facebook Page 

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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

Nicole Schmitz, Graduate Scholar Coordinator
E-mail: nicole@wellsmountain.com