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Davis United World College Scholars


Our Focus

The 21st century has brought a changed and ever-changing global landscape. Greater challenges, threats and uncertainties haunt humanity. There are no clear or easy solutions. The pace is quickening. Information is abundant and readily accessible, yet knowledge and true wisdom seem elusive. It is in this context that the Davis UWC Scholars Program invests extensively and with confidence in the promise and future possibilities of selected scholars from around the world and their education at partner colleges and universities across the United States.

Our program promotes a greater diversity of globally engaged students on campuses in the United States, with the aim of creating a richer education and a more internationally oriented undergraduate experience for everyone on campus.

The pillars on which the program stands include:

  • Provide scholarship support for exemplary and promising students from all cultures, who have absorbed the passion and mission of their UWC schools for building international understanding.

  • Build meaningful clusters of these globally aware scholars within the undergraduate populations of selected partner colleges and universities across the U.S..

  • Help transform the American undergraduate experience through international diversity and intercultural exchange—as much for the large majority of traditional American students as for the scholars.

  • Leverage the value of this philanthropic initiative—to the long term benefit of all learners and their teachers; to contribute to strategic shifts in institutional thinking; to bring greater resources to the effort.

  • Contribute proactively to the well-being of our volatile, highly interdependent world by expecting our scholars and those with whom they interact to take personal responsibility for helping shape a better world.