Who We Are
World Scholarship Initiative is an Oregon not-for-profit corporation founded in 2013. We are a recognized 501(c)(3) charity.
Our organization leverages personal connections and commitment to create big impacts while being flexible, low-overhead, and cause-oriented.
World Scholarship Initiative started in 2013 when Katie and Tom met the first class of WSI scholars in Kenya. They were three girls about to complete eighth grade, and despite being at the top of their class, they had no plans to attend high school. Tom and Katie had many conversations with Mrs. W., a teacher at their school, and the three of them decided to send the three girls to high school. Family and friends rallied to provide funding for the scholars. The girls thrived in high school and everyone watching them was happy and proud. WSI had begun.