Nomination Deadline: September 30, 11:59PM ET
The Western Union Foundation, the Western Union Company’s philanthropic arm, has announced a commitment of USD $250,000 to provide aid for international students struggling to fund tuition and basic needs such as healthcare, wellness, food, and housing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Western Union Foundation’s grant will deliver support to up to 25 students in need, who will each receive USD $10,000. Priority will be given to refugees, migrants, immigrants, and displaced persons in Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom, some of the world’s leading host countries of international students.
IIE is accepting nominations for the WU Scholars grants through September 30, 2020. Students can be nominated by their universities or other higher education institutions or sourced through the Western Union Business Solutions education network, as well as IIE’s partner institution network. Eligibility requirements include:
- Must be an international student already enrolled in the 2020 academic year and already residing in the country of study.
- Must be able to demonstrate a severe disruption to their ability to pay for expenses (tuition & fees, health insurance, housing).
If you have any questions about nominations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations must be submitted to IIE online by 11:59PM ET on Wednesday, September 30, 2020.