Eligibility Requirements

  • All applicants for scholarships must be age 18 or older.
  • Both applicants are members of the same family.
  • Applicants must have been in the United States for seven years or less.
  • Both applicants must have been born outside of the United States.
  • Both applicants must be living in the United States currently.
  • The educational institutions for both of the family members must be in the United States.
  • The application must include educational institutions for both the primary and secondary award recipients (the two family members).
  • Scholarships may be used for tuition for college/university education, language acquisition classes, technical/skill training, and/or GED classes.
  • Scholarships may not be used for advanced degrees (such as Masters, PhD).
  • Scholarships will be made only to accredited higher-education institutions and training/educational providers.
  • International students already in the United States on F-1 or F-2 visas are not eligible to apply for these scholarships.
  • Western Union employees, Western Union Agents and their dependents are not eligible to apply for these scholarships.

More information can be found on the Western Union Foundation website

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