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UWC Atlantic College launch Lord Mountbatten scholarship

Young people are being urged to apply to the college's new scholarship programme

Posted by Rianna Newman | August 27, 2017 | People, policy, politics

Young people across the UK who make a real difference to their local community are being urged to apply for a scholarship to study at one of the most innovative and prestigious schools in the world.

UWC Atlantic College, which has the mission of making “education a force for peace in the world”, has provided a transformative education to young people from across the world for over 50 years at St. Donat’s Castle in South Wales – and now there’s a big opportunity for pupils starting Year 11 in the UK in September to study alongside 350 students from 90 countries on a fully-paid scholarship.

The first-ever UWC Atlantic College Lord Mountbatten Award will be given to a young person from an underprivileged background in the UK who makes an outstanding contribution to their community.  Examples could include volunteering time to local sustainability projects, working with disadvantaged members of the community, or helping to raise awareness of global issues and acting to address them within their own community.

UWC Atlantic College Principal, Peter T Howe, said: “It is our privilege to name this scholarship in honour of Lord Mountbatten, who was one of the key architects of our educational mission in the early years, a mission which lives on today.” 

“The right candidate isn’t just strong academically, but thinks globally and acts locally in their community. The scholarship enables us to give the most deserving students the opportunity to experience, and go on to share, all the rewards provided by a truly transformative international education,” continued Peter. “We’d encourage all students who dream of making a positive difference to the world they inhabit to explore how being part of our college of nations can help them achieve their goals. The Lord Mountbatten Scholarship Award is your chance to make them a reality.”    

During their two years at the college’s campus on the picturesque Welsh Coastline, the winning student will live alongside peers from across the globe while studying the International Baccalaureate (IB), which the college helped to create in the late 1960s. 

Applications should be made via by Sunday October 15th 2017.

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