United World Colleges Scholarship Awards
Deadline: 19 March 2013
UWC is a worldwide movement of senior-secondary Colleges promoting international understanding through education. The Colleges follow the 2-year international Baccalaureate curriculum, an alternative to A-level as a university entrance qualification, students from all races, religions and backgrounds live and work together, and engage in a wide variety of community service and other activities in addition to the rigorous academic programme.
Full scholarships to four of the College (in Singapore, USA, Canada and Swaziland) are available to Zimbabweans, for entry in August 2013 (January 2014 for Swaziland).
Important Note: The National Committee has to supplement the financial awards of the Colleges, the families of full scholarship will be expected to make a contribution of one half of the fees they would have paid for their child’s sixth form studies in Zimbabwe. Applicants should therefore discuss this with their parents before writing.
Applications, in the student’s own handwriting, from those with excellent O-level results (7+ A grades), a good record of extra-curricular and service activities, and a commitment to the UWC ideals and to representing Zimbabwe in an international community, should reach the address below before 20 March. They should include full biographical and April contact details (e-mail address, if possible), exam results and a covering letter giving the reasons for the application. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and interviews will be held in Harare in April. No further correspondence will be entered into, and no documentation can be returned to applicants. We offer no funding for other programmes, and will not consider applications from students who did their O levels before 2012.
UWC Zimbabwe National Committee
38 Broadlands Road, PO Box EH49, Emerald Hill, Harare