UWC-USA has offered a needs based scholarship, up to fully funded, to applicants to UWC Trinidad and Tobago for academic year 2020-2022.
Our Unique Offer Key USA087
Type of Offer: Partially Funded (Needs-Based)
The School/College is contributing up to: USD40,400 (approx TT$273,773)
The contribution by the applicant will be at least: USD 9863
Candidates need to also expect pay for flight, pocket money, as well as additional school related costs, which are estimated at TT$5,909.
This offer is for a girl.
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Montezuma, New Mexico
Three Unique Features
Community Service – Students perform over 17,000 hours of community service each year in soup kitchens, at the local residential mental hospital, and in local schools. San Miguel County, where Montezuma is located, has one of the highest poverty rates in the country.
Wilderness – The Wilderness program is comprised of extensive backpacking, hiking, and backcountry camping.
At UWC-USA, the Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS) program is divided into three components: Wilderness, Community Engagement, and The Bartos Institute for Constructive Engagement of Conflict.
All students participate in a minimum of two overnight Wilderness trips. In addition to backpacking, students may choose to take part in winter camping, snowshoeing, or cross-country skiing. All students learn day-hike basics as well as wilderness first aid and CPR. Students can opt to take a Wilderness First Aid certification course.
As part of the Community Engagement Program, students have renovated an old church building, transforming it into a vibrant community center, built homes for families who wouldn't have a house otherwise, help run the local homeless shelter, tutor elementary school children, and work at the local mental health hospital. Additionally, students serve their own campus through participation in work crews.
The initiatives of the Bartos Institute for Constructive Engagement of Conflict aim to equip young people with theoretical and practical lenses with which to constructively engage with personal, interpersonal, and community level conflicts.
All first-year students participate in each component during their first semester. In their second year, students choose one area to gain mastery in the component that best suits their individual learning goals.
Campus and Facilities
The 200-acre campus is anchored by the famous Montezuma Castle. Built in 1881 as a luxury hotel and completely refurbished in 2001, the Castle includes dorm rooms, classrooms, offices, and the Dining Hall. Other facilities include:
Six dormitories, named after the world’s highest peaks. Each dorm houses 25-40 students.
The Old Stone Hotel, built in 1878. It is now used for classrooms, the library, and administrative offices.
The Edith Lansing Field House, a sports complex that includes indoor basketball courts, squash courts, a dance studio, a weight room, and cardio equipment.
The Kluge Arts Center, which includes an auditorium, art studios, and music studios.
The Dwan Light Sanctuary, a spectacular circular building featuring 12 large prisms in the apses and ceiling that spread rainbows throughout the space.