This program, in existence since 1967, was founded to support disadvantaged students. They range from elementary school students to doctoral candidates. Since its inception, more than $5M has been awarded to over 5,000 recipients from 17 countries. Since 1989, Ukraine has been included in the program. Recipients are recommended by educators and partners associated with UNWLA in the students’ country of residence.
The success of the program has been made possible through the generous support of the UNWLA, its branches, individual branch members, sponsors, and benefactors of the UNWLA Program.
To sponsor a student, contact the UNWLA Inc. Scholarship Program office to get a copy of the Sponsors’ Agreement Form. Fill out the form with your preferences, and along with your check, send it to UNWLA Inc. in Matawan, NJ
To donate, write out a check to UNWLA Inc. Scholarship Program and send it to the UNWLA Inc. in Matawan, NJ.
UNWLA Inc. Scholarship Program Office Contact Info
Our administrative costs are approximately 15 percent, and we are able to maintain this low percentage because all UNWLA Scholarship Program Committee members, including the committee chairwoman, are volunteers. For this reason, we encourage donors to consider contributing to our administrative costs as well.
What are the ways I can contribute to the Scholarship Program?webmaster2022-05-05T23:35:05-04:00
As a Sponsor you are assigned a specific student with who you can have direct communications. You can also choose not to have the direct communication. Just let us know your preference.
As a Contributor, you can contribute directly to UNWLA Inc. Scholarship Program without assignment of a particular student.
As a Benefactor, you establish an Endowment or Memorial Fund, with specific instructions of how income from that fund is suppose to be used by the UNWLA Inc. Scholarship program. This includes funds from inheritances or estates that must be set up in a manner specified by the benefactors’ last will and testament and according to IRS laws.
Do you send stipends to orphanages and/or educational institutions?webmaster2020-11-22T01:10:35-05:00
They must be attending school, with documented enrollment, and comply with all requirements. Priority is given to the needy: orphans, abandoned children, children with guardians, children from large families or single-parent households, children in foster care, and/or disadvantaged children. All other candidates are considered according to economic need.
How long is the student eligible to participate in the program and receive assistance?webmaster2020-11-22T01:09:38-05:00
When the students receive a stipend, they are notified who their sponsor is. It is the students’ responsibility to write to his/her sponsor. If this does not occur, please let the scholarship office know. In addition, the scholarship office receives a signed form from each student acknowledging receipt of the stipend.
What documentation is required from student?webmaster2020-11-22T01:06:50-05:00
Donations may be made at any time, but will only be forwarded to your student after a students’ application has been processed and the proper documentation has been received by the UNWLA Scholarship Program office. Stipends are awarded at different times of the year, depending in which country your student resides. You will be notified when your student returns to school and/or if he or she has graduated.
Are academic years the same in South America, Europe and the United States?webmaster2020-11-22T01:05:41-05:00