Vectorworks Design Scholarship

August 21st, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

design scholarshipVectorworks Design Scholarship
Deadline: Aug 31

Calling all design students: this is your chance to win a scholarship between $3,000 and $10,000. The Vectorworks Design Scholarship is open to students pursuing a variety of design disciplines including, but not limited to graphic design, digital arts & design, sustainable development and engineering and architectural design. Applicants can also be from any country around world, studying in any county.

Students must submit their best design from their chosen design discipline. Entries can be from individual or group work (including past school projects) and can have been created in any software program. Along with this design, students must also submit the answer to three short questions as asked on the scholarship application.

Between 15 and 18 scholarships will be awarded to eligible, chosen applicants. The winners’ schools will also receive free Vectorworks design software along with a free in-person or virtual training session for faculty and students.

Get more information on the Vectorworks Design Scholarship and how to apply before the deadline.


Mexican Government Full Scholarship Program for International Students

July 31st, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

low costMexican Government Full Scholarship Program for International Students
Deadline: August 31

If you would like to be an international student inside Mexico, now is a great time, especially if you need financial assistance. The Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID) is accepting applications from foreign citizens who would like to pursue an undergraduate or graduate level mobility program, a master’s or doctorate, or to participate in graduate or postdoctoral research.

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you must be from specific countries. A few of these countries include:

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • China, People’s Rep.
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Greece
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Australia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Anguilla
  • Bermuda

This scholarship includes items like tuition, round trip airfare, health insurance, and a monthly stipend. Get more information on the Mexican Government Full Scholarship Program for International Students including the full list of eligible home countries, and see if you’re eligible to apply.


DirectTextbook.com Essay Contest Scholarship

July 16th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

flying moneyDirectTextbook.com Essay Contest Scholarship
Deadline: July 28th

Would you write an essay for a chance to receive $3,000? If so, make sure you enter the DirectTextbook.com Essay Contest. This contest will award one first place winner $3,000, one second place winner $1500, and one third place winner $250.

Applicants can be studying in any country around the world, but must be a US citizen who is currently enrolled in an accredited 2 or 4 year college or university this upcoming Fall semester- both graduate and undergraduate students are able to apply. There is not a specific degree program that applicants must be pursuing, however, they must have a GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher and cannot be currently incarcerated.

To enter this contest, applicants must submit an essay that answers the following question:

“What is compromise and how do you know when to compromise and when not to compromise? If you think you should never compromise explain why.”

Answers to this essay question must be original and 500 words in length.

Get more information on the DirectTextbook.com Essay Contest and see if you’re eligible to apply.


5 International Student Loan Terms you Need to Know

July 2nd, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

Loan blogThe world of international student loans can be confusing, especially if you’ve never obtained a loan and English is not your first language. Because of this, we’ve created a list of the top international student loan terms that you need to know and understand before you start the hunt for a loan.

Cosigner: A cosigner is someone who is joining the loan application with you. If you’re unable to repay your loan (yes, you must pay back what you’ve borrowed) the co-signer then takes over your repayment responsibility. To be a cosigner on your international student loan, they must be a US citizen or resident who has lived inside the US for the past two years and has good credit history. The better your cosigner’s credit history, the lower your APR will be.

Repayment Period: This refers to when you must start the re-paying of your loan and how often- something that will vary from one lender to the next. Check these terms, and know exactly when you will need to start paying back what you borrowed.

Interest Rate: An interest rate is the percentage of the amount borrowed that the lender can charge interest on to the borrower. The higher the interest rate, the more you must pay back in addition to what you borrowed. The interest rate will change depend on the market and can come in one of two categories: fixed and variable. A fixed interest rate is a rate that will remain the same from the time you agree to take out the loan to the last payment you make. A variable interest rate will fluctuate over time depending on the market, and can be more risky, depending on the market.

Annual Percentage Rate (APR): While looking at terms based around repayment, let’s discuss exactly what an APR is, and how it can affect what you must pay back to the lender. When comparing loans, you will want to compare the APR and look for the lowest rate possible- the lower the APR, the less you pay. One key item to keep in mind: the APR and interest rate are not the same. The APR will help give you a more accurate look at the total cost of the loan including the interest and fees. Don’t let a low interest rate trick you into thinking you’re getting a deal- also check the APR.

Credit score: A credit score is based upon credit history and given in a credit report which reflects a score between 300 and 850. Your cosigner’s credit score will be evaluated when you apply for a loan- the higher the credit score, the better your chance will be of getting approved and being able to receive a low APR.

If you would like to receive an international student loan, start comparing lenders that work with your school.


Tanaka and Green Scholarship Program

June 19th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

JarTanaka and Green Scholarship Program
Deadline: July 15

The Tanaka and Green Scholarship Program is open to students from the United States who will be studying inside Japan as a full time student. Students can be enrolled as a graduate or undergraduate student but must plan on returning to the United States after one semester or year in Japan.

There is not a specific degree program that you must pursue- however, all applicants must be a United States citizen or resident.

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is July 15th, up to six scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $5,000. This scholarship can be used for academic fees, room and board, travel and transportation and other approved expenses. To enter, students must ensure they meet the eligibility criteria and email all application items by the deadline.

This scholarship is through the Japan-America Society of Washington DC and are supported by the society’s H. William and Lily Tanaka Scholarship endowment and Marshal and Lispenard Green Educational Endowment. The Japan-American Society was established in 1957 by US State Department officers and individuals at the Japanese Embassy. Their goal was to “add a personal face to Washington’s official relationship with Japan and create a people-to-people organization.”

Get more information on the Tanaka and Green Scholarship Program to find out if you’re eligible to apply.


Gordon Signy Fellowship

May 22nd, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

labDeadline: June 30th

Pathologists searching for a fellowship to assist the funding of their research after their first 10 years of initial training will want to apply for the Gordon Signy Fellowship. This fellowship was established in 1975 by the World Pathology Foundation in honor of Gordon Signy, it provides pathologists with limited resources the funds needed to visit laboratories around the world.

Each year World Pathology Foundation trustees decide how many fellowships will be offered, for 2016 two fellowships will be granted. The Gordon Signy Fellowship awards $5,000 in two installments during the fellowship period. Individuals from around the world are able to apply for this fellowship but must commence training in a country outside of their home country and return home following the completion of their fellowship.

Find out more information on this fellowship before the June 30th deadline. The winner of this fellowship will be announced prior to September 15, 2015.


StudyPortals Scholarship

May 8th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

globeEvery three months the StudyPortals Scholarship will grant one new student with 1,000 Euro to help make their study abroad dream happen. Eligible individuals from around the world include those who:

  • Are currently studying at a higher education institute
  • Must cover expenses related to their academic career
  • Can convince the StudyPortals scholarship judges they deserve this scholarship
  • Are 18 years of age or older
  • Agree to the official rules of this scholarship contest

If you’re not sure that you meet the eligibility for this scholarship the following StudyPortal definitions might help:

Student: “A student is a person that is currently registered for and studying a full program of at least 1 academic year at a higher education institute that is recognized by the competent authorities in the respective area.”

Higher Education Institute: “A higher education institute can be a university, university of applied sciences, college, or business school with the following properties: It admits as regular students only persons with a high school diploma or equivalent; or admits as regular students persons who are beyond the age of compulsory school attendance. It can be a public, private, or non-profit organization. It is accredited or pre-accredited and is authorized by the competent authorities in the respective country, state or other area of operation.”

Check out the full terms and conditions of the StudyPortals Scholarship and how to apply.


Reeves Law Group Scholarship

April 24th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

lawIf you’re a US citizen studying abroad through an accredited US law school check out The Reeves Law Group Scholarship. The Reeves Law Group is awarding $2,500 to one winner who applies by the December 15, 2015 deadline. To apply for this scholarship you must submit a brief narrative that includes who you are and what you’re interested in. You must also submit a 750-1000 word essay (or PowerPoint presentation) on the following topic:

“My dream contribution to society as a lawyer.”

Along with an essay the following must also be submitted:

  • Unofficial transcript (Applicant must submit by mail an un-opened copy of official transcripts if elected as a finalist)
  • Letter from admissions confirming deposit on school letterhead
  • Official enrollment verification form
  • Acceptance letter on school letterhead

The winner be based upon “who best conveys a strong desire and goal of using the legal system to fix or improve a problem in society.”

Last year’s winner, Heather Marzenski, received this award because, “Heather’s application was sincere, heartfelt and very deserving,” said firm founder Robert Reeves. “Not only does she run multiple fundraisers throughout the year to make up for the budget shortfalls that directly impact students in her classroom, but she collects used clothing and shoes outside of school to assist these same families. She also does all of this while working multiple jobs, finishing her Master’s degree, and caring for her own family, which includes a two-month newborn.”

This year’s winner will be notified by phone, email or mail prior to January 15, 2016 and must show proof of enrollment before disbursement of the award.

If interested, find out if you’re eligible and how to apply for the Reeves Law Group Scholarship.


Invensis Young Thinker Scholarship Essay Award

April 10th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

thinkingInvensis Young Thinker Scholarship Essay Award
Deadline: July 31st

Invensis Technologies Pvt. Ltd. is hosting the Invensis Young Thinker Scholarship Essay Award. Eligible students are able to apply until July 31st at 11:59pm, one winner of this scholarship will receive $500. To be eligible to apply for this award students must meet the following criteria:

-Be studying in the United States, United Kingdom or Australia
-Be pursuing an undergraduate degree in: technology, science, web design & development, economics, finance, marketing and business/management.
-Be between the ages of 18 and 26
-Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

If you meet the above criteria to apply for this scholarship you must write and submit an essay of at least 600 words on the following topic:

“In your opinion, which was the most disruptive mobile technology of 2014 and how is it a game changer? How will it evolve to impact the future?”

If interested in this international scholarship make sure you get more information on the Invensis Young Thinker Scholarship Essay Award and how to apply before the deadline.


Teenagers Abroad Summer Scholarship

March 26th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

languagesTeenagers Abroad Summer Scholarship
Deadline: May 1

Are you trying to learn a second language? What about learn a second language in a foreign country? If that sounds like an exciting experience the Teenagers Abroad Summer Scholarship might be the help you need. This scholarship allows one individual to win funding for a four week long international language program (standard, 20 lessons per week). The scholarship value is between $3,000 and $5,000 but will not cover airfare.

Individuals from around the world can apply for this scholarship before May 1st- one lucky winner is able to participate in a language program from August 2nd, 2015 to August 29th, 2015.

The winning student can choose from a variety of locations including Malta, Brighton, Eastbourne, London, Toronto, Montreal, Nice, Paris, Barcelona, Malaga, Playa Del Carmen, Florence, Rome, Frankfurt or Beijing. If the student selects Playa del Carmen, Malta or Brighton, accommodation will also be included in the scholarship.

To enter the Teenagers Abroad Summer Scholarship you must be between the ages of 15 and 19 and submit a picture collage or short video that represents your personality. The more creativity, passion and energy shown- the better!

Find out more information on this scholarship and apply before the May 1st deadline.