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Support UWC Bahamas

UWC students are selected from within their own countries as Ambassadors of their Country. Selection is based on merit and irrespective of the ability to pay; as such, the UWC Bahamian National Committee’s most significant challenge is funding.

Should you care to donate, please make checks payable to UWC Bahamas National Committee.

UWC is committed to ensuring that as many students as possible have the opportunity to experience a UWC education regardless of national, socioeconomic, cultural, racial or religious background. UWC achieves this through selection based on potential and merit and through the provision of scholarships. To continue this work, UWC relies on donations from alumni and other individuals, trusts, foundations, companies and governments.

A donation to UWC Bahamas will help provide educational opportunities to the youth of the Bahamas. Your donation will be used in one of three ways: fund a scholarship, help pay for student costs or help fund our operations.

Scholarships - UWC schools and colleges offer scholarships to the national committee system each year, but by donating directly to the national committee you can help fund additional UWC scholarships and provide more opportunities for the youth of the Bahamas.

Additional Costs - A scholarship provided by a UWC school or college covers the student's tuition, but there are other costs associated with attending a UWC. The cost of visas, international flights and extra-curricular activities are vital to the student's educational journey but are often unaffordable for those most in need. Your donation will help ensure that we are able to reach out and provide opportunities to even the poorest sections of society.

National committee operational costs - UWC Bahamas is run by dedicated volunteers who do not receive any payment. However, the national committee needs funds in order to operate. Your donation will help fund the promotion and selection process, and will be used towards costs such as: promoting UWC in the media, reaching out to vulnerable communities who would not otherwise hear of the opportunity and providing a suitable location for the selection of students.

You can donate to UWC Bahamas via UWC International and the funds will be transferred to the national committee or payments made on the national committee's behalf. You can donate via the button below. 


Instructions for making a donation via the UWC International Office:

  • Select your location (where you pay taxes and therefore might have tax benefits associated to your donation)
  • If you are in the Bahamas, please select "Rest of the World". 
  • Under "Gift Preferences" select "I would like to make my donation to" --> "UWC National Committee (not listed)"
  • Indicate "UWC Bahamas" on the text box