The Davis UWC Scholars Program provides need-based financial aid to graduates of the 18 United World College (UWC) high schools to pursue higher education.These scholars study at almost 100 college and university partners across the United States.

160+ Countries Represented
4000+ Current Scholars
10000+ Alumni

Who We Are

Co-founded by philanthropist Shelby Davis and international educator Phil Geier in 2000, the Davis UWC Program operates on two guiding principles:

  • Support exceptional students so they can access outstanding higher educational opportunities in the United States. 
  • Transform U.S. colleges and universities into more globally engaged spaces that benefit students from all backgrounds.

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Meet the Scholars

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    Mariia Dzholos
    Class of 2024

    Home country: Ukraine
    High school: UWC Changshu China
    College/university: Middlebury College

  • Alice Odama, wearing a khaki and black jacket over a black shirt, poses smiling for a photo in front of a black background.

    Alice Odame
    Class of 2022

    Home country: Ghana
    High school: Waterford Kamhlaba UWC
    College/university: Luther College

  • Hamza Hashem, wearing a black t-shirt, poses for a photo in front of a leafy green backdrop.

    Hamza Hashem
    Class of 2021

    Home country: USA
    High school: UWC Atlantic College
    College/university: Princeton University


More About Us

Annual Reports

Released annually to celebrate the previous academic year in Davis UWC, including a list of that year’s graduates across all partners.

Read our Reports

Our Partners

We can only function because of our collegiate partner institutions and the UWC high schools that send scholars our way. 

Meet our Partners

Have a question?

If you have a question or need to get in touch you can do so by emailing Lisa Viau at

If you are a campus liaison searching for updated forms, you can find them on the “Program Forms” page or by following this link.