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Recognising the funding partners supporting this year’s graduating scholars

22 May 2024

UWC International expresses its appreciation to all those who, through their generous support, have contributed to making this year's graduates' dreams a reality.

In May, thousands of scholars completed their UWC education, a milestone made possible by the generosity of many, particularly UWC’s funding partners. These partners play a crucial role in ensuring that as many students as possible, regardless of their financial circumstances, have access to a UWC education.

UWC International would like to express its gratitude to those who have helped to fund scholarships and secure a life-changing education for many students. Our funding partners include the Andresen family, Bianca Vetter Foundation, Davis-UWC Dare to Dream program, donors to the Afghan Youth Appeal, The European Commission, Haggar Group, Horizon Foundation (UK), Jusoor, Pestalozzi International Foundation, Rise: an initiative of Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust.  In addition, we also wish to thank the many donors who prefer to remain anonymous.

Over 80% of UWC national committee-selected students, in their IBDP years, receive full or partial financial support based on their needs, ensuring that a life-changing UWC education is accessible to as many students as possible. 


“At UWC, I learned that if running is difficult, I can try flying.”

- Alshimaa Ahmed (Sudan, UWC East Africa, 2022-2024)

Alshimaa Ahmed (UWC East Africa, 2022-2024) from Gezira State in Sudan, is one of the recent graduates supported by Haggar Group in partnership with UWC International. Alshimaa’s journey from Sudan, to Tanzania and beyond is a reminder of the power of UWC in providing a unique and global education experience.  The support from UWC’s funded partners is pivotal in giving deserving and promising students like Alshimaa access to an education that allows them to make a positive impact on the world far beyond graduation. 

Read more about Alshimaa's journey from Sudan, to Tanzania and beyond.