Costa Rican Vacations Scholarship

August 28th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

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Deadline: February 15

If you’re enrolled to receive an undergraduate degree at a US based university and are studying a field of tourism, sustainable development or sustainable tourism, you will want to check out this scholarship! Every year two students are awarded the Costa Rican Vacations Scholarship in the amount of $1000. Students do not need to be of a certain nationality, however, they must be enrolled in a US college or university and have a minimum GPA of 2.8. Proof of enrollment and GPA status will be required in order to apply.

Other items that applicants must submit include the following:

  1. An original 600-700 word essay explaining why you chose the tourism field and what career goals related to tourism you wish to accomplish. The judging panel “will select the winner they feel demonstrates the greatest desire and innovation.”
  2. A cover letter with the following:
  •   Full name
  •   School
  •   Field of Study
  •   Year of School
  •   Phone Number
  •   Email Address

This document must be saved as a PDF under a name that reflects the following: lastname-firstname-costa-rican-vacations-essay.pdf.

This scholarship is sponsored by Costa Rican Vacations, a travel agency in Costa Rica that launched in 1999. Costa Rican Vacations was started by two roommates, and now has a staff of over 80 full- time professionals throughout three countries.

This scholarship is not automatically renewed each year, however, eligible students are able to re-apply. If you would like more information on how to apply for this scholarship you can visit here.


Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship

August 14th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Portrait of a boy with the map of the world painted on his face.Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship
Deadline: December 19

Trying to get ready for your study abroad journey and find more financial aid? If so, apply for the Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship. Tortuga Backpacks specializes in carry-on sized bags for travelers who are preparing for city adventures and wants to give back to one lucky traveler. This biannual award is once again open for you to apply if you meet the necessary criteria!

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you do not need to be attending a specific school or studying a certain field- however, you must be a US citizen or US permanent resident studying abroad- or be a student visa holder. You must also be a full time undergraduate student in good standing with your college or university, be attending a degree granting college or university in the US, and have applied for a study abroad program that will help you receive credit toward your degree.

Before applying, students should read all instructions and eligibility requirements on the Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship to ensure they are eligible to apply.

If you meet the criteria of eligibility and want to apply, complete the application form found at the link in the Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship listing before the deadline of December 19th at 11:59pm PST.

The Scholarship winner will be announced January 5th through the Tortuga Backpacks blog and social media accounts. One winner will receive $1,000 for their study abroad journey.

Tortuga Backpacks was founded in 2010 by childhood best friends Fred Perrotta and Jeremy Michael Cohen after a backpacking trip to Eastern Europe. Their mission is to “to help people take amazing trips.” Read more so you can enter to win before December 19th for a chance to win!


The Financial Aid Fun Contest Awarded Three Students

July 31st, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

winner falling bills 487780785The Financial Aid Fun Contest, a joint contest hosted by International Student Loan and International Student has come to an end, which means three winners have walked away with $100!

During the month of July three questions were asked, giving current and future international students three chances to win $100. If you missed the three questions and the announcement of each winner, catch up now! The Financial Aid Fun Contest awarded three students $100- see who won!

Round #1:

Question: What is a co-signer?
Answer: “A cosigner is someone who guarantees that if the borrower cannot pay back the loan, they will be legally responsible to pay back the debt. In other words, the cosigner is taking on a huge responsibility for the international student loan or study abroad loan since they are being asked to accept the responsibility of paying back the total loan amount plus any interest.”
Winner: Islam Taher

Islam is currently in the pursuit of an architecture degree in Egypt and hopes to soon study in Germany, the United Kingdom or the United States.

Round #2:

Question: What is your favorite page on Internationalstudentloan.com?
Answer: Making a Repayment Plan- and Sticking to it
Winner: Sunshine Darling

Round #3:

Question: What percentage of international students rely on personal or family support?
Answer: 63%
Winner: Bò Bụ Bẫm

Bò is currently a high school student in Vietnam, but hopes to become an international student in the US to study systems management upon graduation.

If you missed your chance to enter the Financial Aid Fun Contest make sure you see what other scholarships for which you’re eligible to apply.


International Student Insurance Launched Their Summer Fun Competition – Win up to $1,000!

July 21st, 2014 by Jennifer Frankel

Winner businessman453150511International Student Insurance just announced their Summer Fun Competition where you have two chances to win $500! Here’s how you can win one of their $500 prizes (or, submit to both and you could win $1,000!).

There are two ways to win:

  1. Share their US Healthcare System Video on your Facebook or Twitter pages OR
  2. Share your experience buying their insurance policy.

From there, complete the application form right online (if you are submitting to both entries, you will need to complete the form twice) and stay tuned to see if you are the winner. Check out the Summer Fun Competition details and application here:

http://www.internationalstudentinsurance.com/summer-fun-competition/

Winners will be randomly selected and will be announced in September. Good luck to you all!


Don’t miss your last chance to win $100

July 18th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

q3 iefa 162450194InternationalStudentLoan.com and InternationalStudent.com have announced their third and final question in the Financial Aid Fun contest. This means it’s your last chance to enter to win $100 by answering a question in the Financial Aid Fun contest! If you were not one of the first two lucky winners, don’t miss this opportunity!

Question #3:
“What percentage of international students rely on personal or family support to fund their education in the US?”

Congrats to our winner:

Bò Bụ Bẫm

This might seem like a difficult question to answer, or one that you will have to spend hours researching the answer for on Google. However, we are going to give you the exact link where you can find the answer! Check out the “Funding Your Education in the USA” infographic here to find the answer.

While finding the answer to the third contest question, you might also want to take a moment to explore the infographic and all of the information it has to offer.

Once you find the answer, please send it in through one of the following ways:

As a comment on this blog
International Student Facebook
International Student Twitter
International Student Loan Facebook
International Student Loan Twitter

You have until July 23rd at 3pm EST to share the correct answer and be entered into the drawing to win, don’t miss your last chance to win $100.


Win $100 By Answering Our Second Question

July 11th, 2014 by Jennifer Frankel

Thumbs up176380839Question #2

“What’s your favorite page on International Student Loan? Share it with us!”

Simply answer the second question on Facebook, Twitter, or our blog, and you’ll be entered to win $100 gift card! Check out International Student Loan to see what peaks your interest. Is it the videos? Maybe the infographic? Or maybe it’s a resource page? Be sure to comment below on our blog, or share it on our Facebook or Twitter page to enter to win.

Submit your answer before 3pm EST on Wednesday, July 16th for your chance to win. Our second winner will be announced next Thursday, July 17th, so stay tuned!

If you are in need of cash now, win $100 on our Financial Aid Fun Contest, put on in partnership with InternationalStudentLoan.com and InternationalStudent.com. Be sure to check back next week where a new question will be announced on Friday, July 18th. Good luck on financing your education!

*Winner announced:

The winner for our second question has just been announced, congrats to Sunshine Darling who just won $100 gift card! Sunshine told us that her favorite page was Making a Repayment Plan- and Sticking to it on InternationalStudentLoan.com. Congratulations Sunshine!


Question 1 of the Financial Aid Fun Contest Released!

July 2nd, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

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Deadline: July 9th at 3pm EST

International Student Loan and International Student have combined forces during the month of July to bring you three great chances to win $100! Yesterday the Financial Aid Fun contest was announced and today question 1 of the Financial Aid Fun Contest released! All you need to do is find the correct answer to the question (you can find help here), then post the correct answer either to this blog or one of the following:

International Student Facebook
International Student Twitter
International Student Loan Facebook
International Student Loan Twitter

If you submit the correct answer you’ll be entered into the drawing to win $100! You only have until July 9th at 3pm EST to submit your answer, so make sure you post your answer as soon as possible!

The question you must correctly answer is:

What is a co-signer?

Time is limited so start searching now and post your answer before the deadline. If you aren’t the winner this week make sure you come back next week. There will be a new question posted, meaning a new chance to win $100!

WINNER UPDATE:

If you missed the announcement of the winner for the first question- here he is:

Islam Taher

“A cosigner is someone who guarantees that if the borrower cannot pay back the loan, they will be legally responsible to pay back the debt. In other words, the cosigner is taking on a huge responsibility for the international student loan or study abroad loan since they are being asked to accept the responsibility of paying back the total loan amount plus any interest.”

Congrats Islam! For those who did not win, don’t worry, just answer our next question for a chance to win!

 


Win $100 – Enter to Win the Financial Aid Fun Contest

July 1st, 2014 by Jennifer Frankel

Trophy Cup Flat Icon477168705It’s July, and many of you will be looking for financial aid to help cover your expenses for the new school year. We wanted to help out with the launch of our newest July contest, the Financial Aid Fun Contest!

Each week we will announce a new winner who will be the recipient of $100 gift card! InternationalStudentLoan.com in partnership with InternationalStudent.com will announce a question each week. Submit your answers through our Facebook, Twitter, or the blog and you could be the winner. Each week we’ll have a new question so be sure to follow us to increase your chances of winning.

Who is eligible?

You are eligible! As long as you are studying outside your home country, or planning to study outside your home country, you can enter.

How does it work?

On July 2nd, July 11th and July 18th, we will announce our new question on our blog, Facebook and Twitter Feed. Make sure to submit your answer by 3pm EST each Wednesday. Every Thursday, we will announce the winners – which might just be you!

How do I submit my answers?

You can submit your answers each week on Facebook, Twitter, or directly on our blog. Remember, all entries each week must be received by 3pm EST each Wednesday. We will announce the winners every Thursday through our social channels.

Can I enter more than once?

You can submit your answer once per question. We will have three lucky winners who will receive $100 each. Answer multiple questions to increase your likelihood of winning!

Tune in tomorrow for our first question where you might just be $100 dollars richer!


Tanaka and Green Academic Scholarship

June 19th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

Japan_Honshu_200366242-001Tanaka and Green Academic Scholarship
Deadline: July 15

This scholarship is available to US citizens who are studying in Japan short term (one semester or academic year). Six individuals will be awarded this scholarship in the amount of $5,000 each to use toward the upcoming academic year expenses.

The Tanaka and Green Academic Scholarship can be used for tuition and academic fees, room and board, travel and transportation and other approved expenses.

Eligible applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate school in the United States
  • Must give proof of acceptance at a college or university in Japan
  • Must give proof that the program in Japan is an approved student exchange program of the applicant’s home college or university in the US
  • Must intend to return to the college or university in the United States
  • May be majors in any subject, but must demonstrate that they have taken or plan to take academic courses related to Japan, whether in the US or at the Japan college or university
  • Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States

The Tanaka and Green Academic Scholarship was established by the Japan-America Society of Washington DD (JASW). The scholarship is made possible in thanks to the society’s H. William and Lily Tanaka Scholarship Endowment and the Marshal and Lispenard Green Educational Endowment.

To learn more about the Tanaka and Green Academic Scholarship and if you are eligible to apply, please visit here.


International Scholarships for Denmark

June 13th, 2014 by Jennifer Frankel

denmark map184015350From pouring money into scholarships to loosening regulations, Denmark is proposing a series of measures meant to attract more international students as well as retain them in the workforce for a number of years after their graduation.

International Scholarships for Denmark Announced

Working closely with the private sector, the Danish government has detailed a plan that will make the process of studying abroad in Denmark more streamlined, more affordable, and with more potential for landing a promising career in the country upon graduating.

  • Scholarships—The Danish government has pooled resources with various private sector interests to set aside 25 million DKK (US $4.6 million) in order to generate 65-70 new scholarships, and only expect that amount to grow over the coming months as more businesses sign on.

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