Western Union Foundation One Young World Delegate Scholarship

About the Scholarship

Across the globe, more than 65 million people have been forced to leave their homes and start over, and all too often it's these circumstances that come to define them. But these global citizens are so much more.

Through partnerships with NGOs around the world, the Western Union Foundation works to empower migrants and refugees to create better lives for themselves, their families and their communities.

Now the Western Union Foundation is partnering with One Young World to offer the Western Union Foundation One Young World Delegate Scholarship for three (3) young people to attend the One Young World Summit 2018 in The Hague, the Netherlands.

Who should apply

The Scholarship is open to young leaders who deliver extraordinary impact in migrant or refugee communities. They may be a social entrepreneur dedicated to support refugees, or working to support refugee causes, or a leader dedicated to migrant, refugee, and underserved communities.

Most delegates are between the age of 18 and 30. The One Young World team will consider applications from those who are older than 30, pending demonstration of appropriate personal impact, initiative, and willingness to engage. We are not able to accept applications from those who will be aged under 18 at the time of the Summit.

The Western Union Foundation One Young World Delegate Scholarship provides:

  • The cost of travel to and from The Hague (flights in economy), plus a stipend for ground transportation to/from the airport, hotel and Summit venue.
  • Hotel accommodation on a shared basis (twin rooms) between 16 and 20 (inclusive) October 2018. (Arrangements may be made for delegates to avail of an additional night’s accommodation on 15 October, should their travel itinerary require.)
  • Catering which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner during the Summit.
  • Transport between the Summit accommodation and the Summit venue.
  • Summit hand-outs and support materials.
  • Discretionary funds to provide for emergency out of pocket expenses while in The Hague up to a maximum of £250.00 per delegate.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates of any background between the ages of 18 and 30 who are working to support refugee and/or migrant communities are eligible for this scholarship.  

Successful sponsored delegates will demonstrate:

  • Evidenced commitment to creating social impact within migrant or refugee communities.
  • Leadership ability in their chosen cause or issue.
  • Capacity for innovation and values-driven problem solving.
  • Concern for local and global issues.
  • Ability to generate and articulate impactful ideas.
  • Ability to work towards a shared goal through teamwork and collaboration.

Application Deadline: 4 June 2018


Any applicable taxes and all expenses not specifically identified as part of prize are the responsibility of the winners. Winners are responsible to obtain any required travel visa to enter the Netherlands. 

By participating in the Western Union Foundation One Young World Delegate Scholarship, delegates agree that Western Union and its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, representatives, agents and independent non-for-profit organizations (“Western Union”):  (1) may use, winning delegates name and likeness for advertising and/or any other purpose in any media now or hereafter known without further compensation, permission or notification, except where prohibited by law; and (2) that Western Union, its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, representatives, agents and independent non-for-profit organizations  shall have no liability and shall be indemnified, defended, and held harmless by the delegates for any liability, loss, injury, or damages of any kind to a delegate, including personal injury, death or damage to personal or real property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize or participation in this sponsorship. Each winner and any traveling companion will be required to complete and sign a Liability and Publicity Release prior to acceptance of any prize; failure to comply with this requirement may result in disqualification and the selection of an alternate winner.