Scholarship programme

Supporting Scholars to Give Back – Gap year programme

Since 2012, a generous family has provided scholars with the opportunity to put their enthusiasm to be changemakers into immediate action. Twenty-one different gap year experiences have been made possible, thanks to them.

“Through my gap year, I learned and gained skills in commitment, patience and also pushing myself out of my comfort zone. I got to experience work life. I also got to experience working as a team to take care of students and many new lessons about the outdoors.” Kimheang, Class of 2016 from Cambodia, organised the first Initiative for Peace (IfP) in Cambodia.

Below are just a few of the opportunities that have been made possible:

Scholar From Gap Year experience Graduating year
Kimheang Cambodia Initiative For Peace, Cambodia 2016
Reihana New Zealand Maya Universe Academy, Nepal 2016
Merve Turkey Child Workers In Nepal (CWIN) 2016
Tilla Hungary Maya Universe Academy, Nepal 2016
Anya USA Bairo Pite Clinic, Timor-Leste 2016
Jesse Netherlands Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia Community Legal Education Initiative (BABSEA CLE), Thailand 2017
Luis Mario El Salvador Maya Universe Academy, Nepal 2017
Reka Hungary Australian Centre for Education (ACE), Cambodia 2017
Lamdon School, Ladakh
Maria Uruguay Child Workers In Nepal (CWIN) 2017
Susana Mexico Taveuni, Fiji 2017

Kirpalani family.jpg“When we first associated with the Gap Year programme, we had no idea of the impact it would have on the lives of the chosen scholars, or on us.  It has given us the opportunity to meet some of the scholars graduating from the College, who imbibe UWC values and have chosen to share them with others through giving back. The growth that takes place during this period is invaluable and life-changing for each individual.” Kirpalani Family