EDUCATION: UWC scholarship applications for Uganda now available
Schools & Colleges
UWC’s 17 schools and colleges deliver a challenging and transformational education to over 9,500 students each year. They are set in 17 countries on 4 continents.
Each of our schools and colleges has its own distinct character and identity, influenced by their host country, the specific setting, cultural context and their community. What makes each one of them a UWC is a deliberately diverse student body, with students coming from all over the world, bringing with them very different backgrounds to learn and live together – and their joined mission to make education a force for peace and sustainability.
Martha Leah Nangalama attended UWC Lester B. Pearson College in Canada. Uganda has over 200 alumni who attended UWC schools for their A’ Levels. One of them who is in our minds is Dr. Daniel Kawuma (UNAA). But you also have so many others among you.
In a UWC, for a Ugandan, you do your A’Levels as IB (International Baccalaureate) which is a very exigent 2 years. The good news is most UWC graduates get full scholarships to the best universities in the world.
I will answer questions privately (you all know where to find me) but before you even contact me, please read what the requirements are. You do not have to have scored 46 or 36 on your national exams. Most of us did not score that high at all.
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; mobile number; e-mail address];
d. Source of UWC information – how did you learn about the UWC?
(ii) A short essay (200-300 words) commenting on the following statement: “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” (Jane Goodall);
(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 2017.
Individual applications can be submitted by post-mail or e-mail:
UWC Review Panel (National Committee)
c/o P.O. Box 24749
All applications must be received by Friday 16 March 2018. 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 [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 19 March 2018 and invited to participate in a one day selection with the national UWC Review Panel on 24 March 2018 in Kampala.