Nieuwsbericht | 14-06-2010
On the 10th of June the United World Colleges awarded scholarships to Dutch students. This festive ceremony was organized in the Peace Palace and was attended by H.R.H. Prince van Oranje who is Patron of UWC in the Netherlands and an alumnus of UWC.
Scholarship Ceremony 2010 United World Colleges (UWC)
This year the Dutch UWC selected 24 students from schools all over the country for a two year intensive educational experience at one of the 13 United World Colleges worldwide. During the ceremony they presented themselves to the public consisting of sponsors, ambassadors, parents and alumni of the UWC.
United World Colleges (UWC) is a broad international educational movement which aims to promote peace and sustainability. UWC has a worldwide chain of mainly secondary schools with pupils from more than 110 countries. The first school, the UWC of the Atlantic in Wales, opened its doors in 1962. There are 13 secondary schools worldwide with students from more than 120 countries. In September 2009 UWC Maastricht opened. In the Netherlands students are selected for all 13 schools each year.
Each year 1500 students from over 120 countries are offered a two year intensive educational experience at one of the United World Colleges worldwide. Promising students aged 16-18 are selected by National Committees, based on personal merit and irrespective of race, religion and financial situation.
UWC is the only global educational NGO that brings students together from all over the world. These students come together at one of the United World Colleges that aim to foster international understanding and peace.
At the United World Colleges the students receive a challenging and practical formal tuition, but they also contribute to community service and a variety of outdoor and cultural activities
A short summer course, known as the UWC Youth Leadership Course, is organised each summer. Theme of this course is personal leadership on issues as integration and environment.