Supporting international students

UWC DavisThe college has received a $150,000 award from the Davis United World College (UWC) Scholars Program to provide scholarship support for talented students from around the globe.

The grant will provide scholarships to students who are admitted to Wheaton from one of the 12 United World College schools, which are located in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and Central America.

“I greatly appreciate our ongoing partnership with the Davis United World College Scholars Program,” President Ronald A. Crutcher said. “Our Davis UWC scholars are outstanding students who bring a diverse array of experiences and perspectives to our campus.

“These young women and men are also outstanding leaders, and their engagement in campus life enriches the entire community,” he said, noting that the increasing number of Davis UWC scholars at Wheaton mirrors the growing population of international students at the college.

At present, 17 students from UWC schools are enrolled at Wheaton. Twenty-five UWC scholars have graduated from Wheaton since 2004, when the program began partnering with the college.

The Davis UWC Scholars Program— funded by Shelby M.C. Davis, the brother of Trustee Emerita Diana Davis Spencer ’60—seeks to advance international understanding through education by helping promising students and future leaders to study at leading U.S. colleges and universities. Wheaton is one of 90 institutions affiliated with the program.

Grants, endowments and scholarships, oh my