UWC Seeks Applicants For IB Scholarships

November 7, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Bermuda National Committee for the United World Colleges [UWC] is hosting an information session on Wednesday [Nov 9] at 5.30pm for those interested in learning more about this life changing opportunity.

A spokesperson said, “It will be a hybrid event – in person at Waterville [2 Pomander Road] and via zoom. Zoom details and further information at here.

“UWC is a global movement that makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. It is a 2 yr end of high school programme that teaches the International Baccalaureate in 18 schools globally. Students who are in the dual enrollment program with Bermuda College may also apply.

“The UWC Bermuda national committee offers places at a combination of UWCs each year and undertakes selection. The application process is entirely merit based with financial support provided as required, within our means. Applications are due in January, 2023 for the September, 2023 intake.

“UWC inspires and challenges young people to put their talents and energy into social change, no matter which future path they choose. UWC selects promising, passionate students from all over the world and gives them the knowledge, skills and confidence to make a difference. UWC believes that education can inspire students to discover what connects us all as humans, and to act as champions for a world of peace, collaboration and understanding.

“With Nelson Mandela as a former Honorary president, UWC is a ground breaking movement of 18 campuses around the globe [UK, US, Italy, China, Hong Kong, Japan, India, Costa Rica, Swaziland, Singapore, Canada, Germany, The Netherlands, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Thailand, Norway, Armenia and Tanzania].

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“UWC Bermuda’s eligibility criteria are:

  • Minimum age 16 the time of Sept 2023 intake [applications generally received from students in Year 10/Grade 9/S2, S3].
  • 5 years of schooling in Bermuda
  • Bermudian, or eligible for Bermudian status at age 18

Sean Smatt, Chair of UWC Bermuda, notes that “A UWC education is like nothing else available to Bermudian students. There are very good IB programmes in Bermuda, however, this opportunity is unique in that it is abroad, provides an amazing opportunity to explore the world and the cultures within it, and emphasizes community service as a core element of education.

“Additionally, the UWC movement is partnered with a variety of scholarship programmes to help fund university education, specifically Davis scholarships to US universities which are available to UWC graduates. Eligible students are encouraged to learn about the UWC movement and the application process at www.uwc.org and www.bm.uwc.org.”

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