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of students rely on scholarships to come here

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In August of each year, Pearson College UWC welcomes up to 200 new and returning students from more than 100 countries around the world. These incredible young people come to learn through study, service and experience, and to live together in a unique cross-cultural setting at our campus on Pedder Bay.

Pearson’s commitment to supporting scholars is strong – in any given year 80-90% of Pearson students rely on full or partial scholarships to make their enrollment possible. (Are you an alum with questions? Check out our scholarship FAQs here.)

Each year, the College depends on generous contributions from donors to sponsor students. Sometimes a scholarship is fully-funded by one donor, while other scholarships are funded by a group of many supporters, or even a class year. Scholarships are awarded to many students who would not otherwise be able to experience a UWC Education. 

By choosing to make a gift you are making the Pearson experience available to more scholars from all over the world, and ensuring that scholarships continue to be as generous as possible.  As well as providing a rigorous, international learning experience on the shores of Pedder Bay, your donations will help:

1. Provide nutritious meals to fuel student’s minds and bodies during this intense program to ensure they have a healthy learning and living experience.

2. Fund student community service and wellbeing activities that also develop leadership skills, like being trained as campus medical responders or peer counsellors.

3. Support the activity program, so that students can be tested in the outdoors on both land and sea, or pursue an interest in the arts.

And lots more!

Your donations will provide scholarship support for extraordinary young people like those below.

Thank you. Sincerely and utterly thank you. I couldn’t be here if it wasn’t for people like you and the Pearson experience is unparalleled. I’ve grown as a person, learning layers of strength about myself that I didn’t even know I had. Pearson is not a just a two-year experience, it’s two years of intensity that will stay with me for the rest of my life. Thank you. 


(Year 44/2019, Canada – YT)

Thank you! This has changed my life forever in ways I never imagined. I am very excited to use this opportunity to create positive change in my community back home.


(Year 44/2019, Malaysia)

Thank you so much for giving me hope and a future, as an intelligent, determined and hard-working refugee student I never had hope but both WUSC and Pearson College UWC gave me hope and opened a bright door to the future for me.


(Year 45/2020, Rwanda)