Aurora Humanitarian Project for UWC Colleges

The Aurora Humanitarian Project for UWC will recognise projects with meaningful impact and provide them with a financial grant to further the development of the project.


Open to all UWC schools and colleges, the Aurora Humanitarian Project for UWC aims to encourage students to engage in a practical and sustainable manner with current humanitarian issues affecting a community.


  • Projects must address a concrete humanitarian concern within the UWC’s geographic location or an area of unique significance for the respective UWC
  • The proposed activities should propose concrete steps to elevate issues concerning refugees, child homelessness, human trafficking, etc. from the concerned community
  • Each UWC can nominate one Project
  • Each team submitting a Project must consist of:
    • At least four current UWC students
    • One UWC alumni who assists the Project as an advisor with regard to a specific skill or expertise
    • One staff member/ teacher


The overall timeframe of the Aurora Humanitarian Project will span over a period of six months, and consist of a three stage selection process (2016-2017). Each team must confirm their participation by 15 November 2016 by email to

  • Project Proposals must be submitted on or before 15 January 2017, 23:59 CET and an email confirming the upload must be sent to within the same deadline.
  • On or before 10 March 2017, the Pre-Selection Jury will select 3 Projects to enter the Final Round.
  • The Finalists will be invited to present the Project during the Aurora Dialogues Conference at UWC Dilijan on 23 April 2017, where the winning Project will be announced.

The winning Project will be awarded € 4000 towards the further development and funding of the Project. Learn more about the Aurora Humanitarian Project for UWC submission, selection criteria and timeline.

The project is supported by Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, which is committed to building a broad, global humanitarian movement. The initiative is rooted in inspiring stories of courage and survival that emerged during the Armenian Genocide, when 1.5 million Armenians perished. Those fortunate few who survived were saved by the courageous and heroic acts of intervening institutions and individuals. A century later, the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative seeks to express gratitude, share remarkable stories of survivors and their saviors, and celebrate the strength of the human spirit.