The UWCSEA Scholarship Programme is one of the most meaningful examples of our mission in action, and of our community uniting in purpose to help more students of great promise and potential to unlock their own futures of possibility while helping to create a better world.
In addition to community support through the UWCSEA Annual Fund, talented high-need students from around the world are supported through named scholarships in the form of endowments, dedicated College honorary scholarships, and two-year full scholarship commitments. We are grateful to our generous supporters, and pleased to share some of the ways in which scholarships transform lives and bring the UWC Mission to life:
The Fredrik Fosse '03 Endowment Fund was established in 2017 for the purpose of supporting Scholarships at UWCSEA. The future goal of the endowment is to provide a two-year IB scholarship to one high need student every two years.
In addition to legacy giving through his endowment, Fredrik Fosse, Class of '03, is supporting a full two-year scholarship for an East Campus student from Africa who embodies the UWC mission in his community involvement back home.
The UWCSEA Kaira Karmakar Scholarship is a College-funded scholarship named in 2023 to honour the legacy and celebrate the life of Kaira, a remarkably talented, kind and beloved member of the UWCSEA community, who was deeply committed to helping others and making the world a better place. This scholarship is intended to support young students of great promise and potential who otherwise could not access a UWC education. In addition to a commitment to UWC’s values and a bias toward action, other preferred attributes include a passion for the arts, music or other creative pursuits.
To read more about Kaira's remarkable life at UWCSEA, please click here.
The Lizanne and Robert A. Milton Scholarship Endowment Fund was established in 2011 for the purpose of supporting scholarships at UWCSEA, and provides a two-year IB scholarship to one student every two years. This was the College’s first endowment gift of this kind, and has inspired others to invest in the long-term futures of UWCSEA and our students.
The MAC3 UWC Refugee Scholarship Fund was established in 2017 with a generous gift from an international family for the purpose of supporting refugee or displaced female students to attend a UWC College across the movement. This Fund supports one refugee or displaced female African scholar to join the IB Programme in Grade 11 every two years. The MAC3 Fund is in its 5th cycle, all scholars have completed their IB and enrolled at US colleges.
The Ormiston Family Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2018 with a personal contribution from Charlie and Jenny Ormiston and gifts from the UWCSEA community. The Fund is intended to support the Scholarship Programme at UWCSEA, with a future goal to award a two-year IB scholarship to one student every two years.
In addition to this endowed scholarship fund which Charlie has seeded as a community endowment opportunity, we have named an annual Ormiston Family Scholarship in honour of Charlie’s service as the Chairman of the UWCSEA Board of Governors. This scholarship is supported by the College, and provides a two-year scholarship for one student every other year, alternating between Dover and East Campuses.
The Shelby Davis Unrestricted Scholarship Fund was created in 2020 with unrestricted scholarship funds from the College along with a donation from the Shelby Davis/UWCSEA Community Fund in 2020. The fund was created with the intention to inspire other donations from the UWCSEA community, and provides a two-year IB scholarship to one student every two years.
In addition to these endowed and legacy scholarships, the following generous members of our community are currently committed to two-year named scholarships:
The Mara McAdams and David Hand Scholarship is supporting a two-year scholarship for a female student from South America, making this the fifth dynamic scholar the family has supported through the years.
The Waltermann Family Scholarship is supporting a two-year Dover campus scholarship for a high need female scholar from a region outside of Jakarta in Indonesia who will benefit deeply from a UWC education.
We also have an Anonymous Scholarship donor who supported a cohort of 4 scholars over four years, where two scholars graduated in 2023 and two are currently in Grade 12 scholars. This scholarship is gender and campus agnostic.