Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship Program

Awarded by : Western Union Foundation

Updated on Jan 21, 2022
Meghana Vishwanath

University Research Analyst

Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship Program

  • Applicable for

    All universities in USA +239 more

  • Max scholarship per student

    Rs 1,85,975/-

  • No. of students to be awarded


  • Course Level


  • Intake year

    Jul 2022

  • Type of scholarships


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Scholarship Overview

  • The Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship Program, also referred to as WU Scholars, is a program designed to support young people and their efforts to pursue a post-secondary education.
  • The Institute of International Education, Inc. (IIE), a US private not-for-profit leader in the international exchange of people and ideas, administers the program on behalf of the Western Union Foundation and its contributors

Applicable course, university and country

This scholarship is applicable for Bachelors Degree

This scholarship is applicable for all universities in USA, Canada, Australia, UK, Singapore +235 more

  • Applicable for all students who are pursuing a degree/field of study in one of the following categories: science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and business/entrepreneurship

Scholarship amount details

Max scholarship per student: USD 2,500 => Rs 1,85,975

Conversion rate used: 1 USD = Rs. 77.68 (last updated 8th June 2022)

Scholarship amount will be given: One Time

Scholarship amount can be used for

Type of Expense Indicates if scholarship can be used for this type of expense
Tuition & Fees Scholarship amount can be used for this
Living Expense ×Not covered in scholarship
Accommodation ×Not covered in scholarship
Air Fare/Travel Expenses ×Not covered in scholarship
Spouse/Child Care ×Not covered in scholarship
Health Cover ×Not covered in scholarship
Application ×Not covered in scholarship
Others ×Not covered in scholarship

  • Scholarships may be used for tuition or school fees during the academic term immediately following scholarship winner selections 
  • Funds cannot be used for room and board or for school supplies
  • The scholarship is not renewable

Student Awards

Number of students to be awarded: Varies

Scholarship Eligibility

Special Restrictions

  • No Special Restriction applicable

Exams Details

Exam name Indicates if exam is required and cutoff (if any)
12 Required


  • Applicant must hold admission in an accredited post-secondary institution seeking an undergraduate degree
  • Must be between 18- 26 years of age 
  • Applicant must demonstrate admittance to an accredited post-secondary institution or have applied for admittance
  • Immediate family members of controlling officers in Western Union, any of its affiliates and non-affiliated nonprofit entities, or its Agents are not eligible to participate in the scholarship program
  • All other employees and their family members who meet the other eligibility requirements may apply

Preference will be given to following candidates:

  • Students will be selected based on criteria relating to the program's three pillars: Perseverance, Aspiration, and Community

Eligible student nationality

This scholarship is applicable for students from India +239 more

Application Process for this scholarship

Application Documents

Type of documents Indicates if this type of document is required to be submitted
LOR Required

  • LOR- Student must provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher or professor. If a teacher or professor is unable to submit a recommendation on students behalf, they can use someone who has supervised them in a youth/community group, volunteer position, job/employment situation, etc
  • Proof of admission in Post-secondary Institution

Important Dates

Date Additional Details
Application final end date Not Available
  • No specific deadline mentioned

Please note that these dates could be in local country times and may not be IST (Indian standard time).

FAQ Link https://foundation.westernunion.com/wuscholars/index.html
Contact email WUFoundation@iie.org

Additional Information

  • Scholarships must be used on programs resulting in an undergraduate degree
  • Specialized academic programs (study abroad term, stand-alone language acquisition course, service learning, etc.) are not permitted

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