UWC Bermuda Contact Information

Email: uwcbermuda@gmail.com
P.O. Box HM 2175, Hamilton HM JX
UWC Website: http://www.uwc.org/

United World College - Overview

United World Colleges (UWC) is unique. It is the only global educational movement that brings together students from all over the world – selected on personal merit, irrespective of race, religion, politics and the ability to pay – with the explicit aim of fostering peace and international understanding.

UWC was founded in 1962 and originated in the ideas of German educationalist Kurt Hahn. Hahn believed that much could be done to overcome hostility and conflict if young people from different nations, races and religions could be brought together to learn from each other.

Today there are fourteen United World Colleges (links posted in side bar), each with its own distinctive character, but sharing a common mission and values. In the turbulent world of the twenty-first century, these values are as relevant today as they were in 1962 – perhaps more so.

UWC offers a rigorous 2 year academic program using the International Baccalaureate with a strong emphasis on community service.

President of the United World Colleges: HM QUEEN NOOR of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordon
Hon. President of the UWC International Council: MR. NELSON MANDELA, former President of the Republic of South Africa

Bermuda National Committee Members

The Bermuda National Committee is comprised of a dedicated group of volunteers, all of them Bermudian alumni of United World Colleges. All alumni are welcome to join the UWC Committee, and all current students and alumni are encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and other UWC Bermuda Events.

2016 Bermuda National Committee:
Sean Smatt- Chair (AW 95-97), Kelli Nusum- Treasurer (RCN 02-04), Zayna Osseran Foggo- Secretary (MI 01-03), Chantelle Simmons (PC 94-96), Julia Pitt (AC 91-93), Adrian Kawaley-Lathan (LPC 00-02), Diana Darrell (LPC 01-03), Warren Simmons (WC 04-06)

Application Process

Entrance to a United World College is determined by the UWC Bermuda National Committee's selection process.

UWCBermuda offers a full scholarship, covering the cost of tuition and board for the two year program, to the first ranked student through this process. Partial funding may be available for other selected students pending UWCBermuda's resources.

Application Eligibility Requirements:
- Bermudian or entitled to Bermudian status on your 18th birthday
- Are between 16 and 18 years of age as of Sept. 2014
- Completed 5 years of education in Bermuda
- Strong academic record and community service

The application period for 2018 is now open.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

2011-2013 UWC Scholarship Winner

UWC Bermuda is pleased to announce that Karim Creary is the winner of the 2011-2013 scholarship. Karim will be attending UWC Costa Rica in September and will be joining our 2010-2012 winner, Sarah Maybury.


Karim Creary (middle) with his mother Gwendolyn Creary (right) and his sister Camille Creary (left).

Karim was at the top of our rankings due to his outstanding school and extracurricular references, solid academic grades and thoughtful and open-minded nature. The Selection Committee was impressed by his maturity, discipline and honesty. Karim is an outstanding athlete and will be attending the CARITA games in track and field and has represented Bermuda in basketball. Karim also studied Spanish which should help him adjust to life on campus in Costa Rica if accepted.

Rachel Biggs and Warren Simmons were asked to Somersfield Academy to present about UWC and announce that Karim was the 2011-2013 Scholarship winner.

The assembly at Somersfield Academy - students and Warren Simmons


From left to right: Rachel Biggs, Karim Creary, Warren Simmons, Camille Creary and Gwendolyn Creary.

Note: Camille is a Somersfiled alumni and IB graduate (BHS). She now attends Spelman College.

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