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United World Colleges Scholarships for Armenian Students (age 16-18)

Organization:

Deadline:

April 08, 2013

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UWC makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. UWC schools, colleges and programmes deliver a challenging and transformative educational experience to a diverse cross section of the world’s students, inspiring them to create a more peaceful and sustainable future. Young people admitted to UWC’s schools, colleges and programmes are empowered to them to face tensions within their societies, to promote environmental and social responsibility, and to take the initiative for leadership in their communities.

UWC has flourished since the 1960s under the successive presidencies of Lord Mountbatten, HRH the Prince of Wales, Nelson Mandela, and HM Queen Noor of Jordan. Today there are thirteen UWC schools and colleges across five continents. At most campuses, an average of 70 different nationalities are represented at any one time. Since 1962, UWC students have come from over 180 countries. To date, nearly 40,000 students have graduated from UWC.

The UWC experience combines rigorous learning, personal initiative and action, an extensive service leadership programme, and vigorous engagement with global affairs.

The UWC learning culture is substantially shaped by the cultural, ethnic and socioeconomic diversity of its students.
For more information on the UWC movement, please visit the UWC website,www.uwc.org. For information on the International Baccalaureate, please visitwww.ibo.org

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?

Applicants must be:

  • Of Armenian nationality
  • Between 16 and 18 years of age as of 1 September 2013
  • Registered in high school with passing grades in all subjects (there is no minimum grade requirement; however applicants are advised that the IB is academically rigorous)
  • Male applicants are advised to consider whether they can commit to a 2 year UWC experience and meet the requirements of military service.

SELECTION CRITERIA
The committee will look for evidence of the following:

  • An understanding of the UWC mission and core values;
  • A commitment to providing service to others;
  • Academic focus;
  • The ability to act as an ambassador, positively representing Armenia and
  • Armenian culture;
  • Tolerance, adaptability and signs of integrity and strength of character; AND
  • A preparedness to live away from home and an appreciation of the challenges of living in an intense and multicultural setting.
  • Core UWC Values
  • International and intercultural understanding
  • The celebration of difference
  • Personal responsibility and integrity
  • Mutual responsibility and respect
  • Compassion and service
  • Respect for the environment
  • A sense of idealism
  • Personal challenge
  • Action and personal example

 

ARE THERE SCHOLARSHIPS AND WHAT DO THEY COVER?
Yes, there are scholarships. Some places are available with some scholarship funding. Funding is generally allocated to students who can demonstrate financial need. As a general rule, full scholarships cover tuition fees, room, and board; they do not generally
cover travelling, pocket money and other expenses. Full details of scholarship provision will be made available when applicants are nominated for admission to specific UWC schools and colleges.
Families should be aware that if their son/daughter advances to interview stage, they may be asked to fill in a financial assessment form.
Notes:
The deadline for receiving completed applications is 8 April 2013.

Please refer all enquiries to simone.sgarbossa@uwcad.it.

Interviews will take place in YEREVAN between the 17th and the 19th of April 2013.

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