Vredespaleis

Scholarship Ceremony United World Colleges (UWC)

10-06-2009

On the 9th of June the Scholarships of the United World Colleges were presented to Dutch students.

This festive ceremony was also attended by H.R.H. Prince van Oranje who is Patron of UWC The Netherlands and UWC alumnus and Marja van Bijsterveld-Vliegenthart, State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science.

The Dutch National Committee, with Lousewies van der Laan as Chair of UWC The Netherlands, has elected 22 new students who will represent The Netherlands at a UWC this coming school year.

Each year 1500 students from over 120 countries are offered a two year intense educational experience at one of the 12 United World Colleges worldwide. Promising students aged 16-18 are selected by National Committees, based on personal merit and irrespective of race, religion and the ability to pay. At the United World Colleges the students receive a challenging and practical formal tuition, but also contribute to community service and a variety of outdoor and cultural activities.

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.

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