We want our Rising Stars to be able to achieve their dreams of pursuing a university education without the undue burdens caused by financial pressures. Combined with other funding options, Wedu is dedicated to providing selective, merit-based scholarships to Rising Stars who need and deserve them the most.

Interested in establishing a scholarship with Wedu?


Funds can be allocated, according to your preferences, to create a scholarship, endowment or to support an existing scholarship. Donors are granted wide discretion as to guidelines that determine how their scholarship funds will be used and which Rising Stars will be eligible to receive support from their gift. Naming opportunities are also available according to our scholarship guidelines.

For more information or to set up your scholarship with Wedu, please contact info@weduglobal.org.


In 2016, Wedu established the Sujata Baskota Honor Scholarship to honor and celebrate Sujata Baskota, an inspiring Rising Star who died of pneumonia at age 21 in Kathmandu, Nepal. Created in her name, the scholarship will continue Sujata’s legacy of leadership and commitment to social change by awarding Rising Stars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership potential, perseverance towards achieving their goals, and a firm dedication to serve their community – all of which Sujata strongly believed in and exhibited throughout her life.


In 2014, Carlo Corazza and Rujunko Pugh established the Graziella and Keiko Scholarship in honor of their mothers’ inspiring commitment to support them in achieving their dreams. “They taught us life and accompanied us with supportive words every time we decided to walk the less travelled road, the one leading to difficult times, but ending in rewarding experiences.”


Created in their mothers’ names, the scholarship is awarded annually to 2-3 Rising Stars who have demonstrated outstanding talent, firm dedication, and a natural inclination to strive for leadership. The scholarship is a wonderful way to honor the legacy of Graziella and Keiko and to recognize those same qualities in the next generation of young female leaders.


The Woodcock Foundation has been an early supporter of Wedu’s innovative approach to cultivating women’s leadership in Asia. As our first partner, they have been instrumental in helping us continue to develop and scale up our impact across Asia since 2014. A Woodcock Foundation Scholarship is awarded annually to a Rising Star to fund her higher education and leadership development. The Woodcock Foundation believes that investing in women is smart economics and will continue to support Wedu with the aim of catalysing the next generation of female leaders.


Every year, the Glory Gospel Singers (GGS), in partnership with Tate Corporation, performs a series of Christmas concerts in Japan to raise funds for Wedu. Thanks to their talent and inspiration, a GGS scholarship is awarded annually to a Wedu Rising Star who has exhibited strong leadership potential.


The award-winning group was founded in 1995 by visionary Phyliss McKoy Joubert, who is also one of our Mentors. Joubert’s innovative leadership birthed vision to an exclusive talent roster that services both faith-based and mainstream initiatives around the globe. GGS has been a generous partner in Wedu’s mission to develop and advance women’s leadership since the very beginning.



Phearong, Cambodia (2015) – International Development/Relations


Sopheng, Cambodia (2015) – Medicine/Health Sciences


Farishta, Pakistan (2015) – Asian Studies/Computer Science


Dipannita, Bangladesh (2014) – Economics/International Development/Relations


Kalhari, Sri Lanka (2014) – Environmental Management