The Morn UWCSEA Family Scholarship
As a long-term supporter of UWCSEA, the school he attended in Singapore as a youth, Mikael, Class of ‘92, believes wholeheartedly in the UWC mission to use education as a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.
Mikael spent seven years at UWCSEA. During this time he took a leading role in many student activities and music performances. He also played for the College’s football and rugby teams. As a Senior Volunteer for the College and member of UWCSEA Foundation’s Leadership Council (FLC), he is a global advocate for the major giving programme and growth of the UWCSEA Scholarship Programme.
Join Mikael in creating a new scholarship opportunity for a student from one of the crisis-hit countries in the World. By donating 1 cent, 5 cents, 10 cents or more per meter climbed, you can make an impact.
How can you get involved?
Sponsor Mikael’s climb by donating one of the following amounts:
Mikael will match contributions on a 1:1 basis up to SGD 50,000!
The world needs more UWC students…
United World College was founded in 1962 to promote peace and sustainability through education, and this remains our aim today. UWCSEA, located in Singapore joined the UWC movement in 1971. Since then, the UWC movement has grown to a network of 17 Colleges around the world.
UWC firmly believes that through education comes the greatest hope for young people to realise their full potential. UWC does more than educate the individual; it challenges them to think about their role in addressing local and global issues. Now, possibly more than ever before, we need leaders who respect differences and value diversity, who know and understand one another and are inspired to use their education as a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.
We believe that to have a positive impact in the world we need to find and encourage young people with the comprehension and conviction to be agents of change. Indeed, initial findings from a recent study by Harvard University, demonstrate that the majority of students and alumni believe that their UWC ethical values are evident in their daily lives and that they are making meaningful contributions, either through their careers or everyday interactions.
Making an impact through scholarships
The gift of an education is truly transformational.
The UWC Scholarship Programme is a core part of a UWC education and offers life-changing opportunities for students of great promise and potential.
To find future leaders, UWC reaches deeper into the pool of global talent than any other educational movement. UWC depends on the dedication and expertise of a network of more than 3,000 volunteers to find and select students in more than 155 countries. In many cases, students come from the most unlikely locations such as refugee camps, city slums and orphanages.
For a scholar, a UWCSEA education will open the doors to a once unimaginable future; giving them a chance to take their dynamism and commitment to new levels. It provides a remarkable opportunity for students to gain not only the qualifications that will set them on a lifelong path of success but also develop the personal qualities and skills that will help them to grow as responsible and resilient individuals who value service to others and commitment to care.
Our international reputation for producing capable, confident and committed graduates ensures our scholars have the opportunity to go on and receive further scholarships at universities in the US and around the world.
Mikael’s mountaineering challenge takes him to the Caucasus and Central Asia in a remarkable feat of endurance, stamina and climbing technique. He will climb Mount Damavand, Mount Ararat and Mount Elbrus, the three highest mountains in some of the most remote and starkly beautiful regions of the world.
During the climbs, he will aim to achieve 1,200 meters per active climbing day for a total of 16,500 meters at altitudes mostly above 4,000, and temperatures well below 0ºC.
He estimates it will take 14 days to climb all three peaks and complete the challenge.
Follow Mikael during his climb starting on August 25th through his blog here.
UWCSEA offers its gratitude and support for Mikael Morn's extraordinary campaign. IB scholarships change lives. Not just the scholars' lives, but those of students around them. Socio-economic diversity benefits, but so does the richness that comes via different upbringings and education systems. Indeed, diversity of thinking, properly channelled, is perhaps the most powerful of all. Mikael's campaign will lead to greater diversity and opportunities some students have not even dreamt of yet. This is a noble goal, and we are behind Mikael every inch of his vertical way. - Chris Edwards, Head of UWCSEA
Three peaks, fourteen days, 16,500 M vertical at elevations above 4,000 M. That is a serious challenge, but it is being undertaken by a seriously driven believer in personal achievement and believer in offering that same path to achievement for others. I am honored to be supporting Mik in his effort to establish a scholarship fund for a diverse group of worthy students from across the world. His experiences at UWCSEA were transformative for Mik and through his efforts many others will have the same opportunity. I'll be following your journey with excitement Mik! Please join me in support of the Three Peak Challenge. - Bruce Ritter, Yannix Capital