Challenge Yourself India

October 23rd, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

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Deadline: December 10th

Indian Bachelor and Master’s students are able to compete in the Challenge Yourself India competition. One first prize winner will receive a travel grant to Sweden worth approximately INR 125 000, a certificate of achievement and published results on Studentcompetitions.com. The second and third prize winners will receive an Amazon gift card worth approximately INR 8000 (2nd prize) or INR 4000 (3rd prize), a certificate of achievement and published results on Studentcompetitions.com.

Here’s what you need to do to enter:

  1. Register with the Challenge Yourself India competition
  2. Take the challenge which will consist of the following:
    1. Multiple choice questions
    2. Case questions
    3. Personal motivation
    4. Share on social media
  3. Complete the competition by the deadline: December 10th

Individuals will be judged based upon their final performance in the challenge. Judges will consist of individuals from Student Competition and university representatives. The top 20 finalists will be announced by Challenge Yourself India on December 15th, 2014, the first, second and third place winners will be announced by December 19th. The winner can travel to Sweden anytime throughout 2015.

Receiving the travel grant to Sweden is a great opportunity for students to learn more about studying and living in Sweden. If you would like a shot at winning this grant, get more information including the link on where to register for the Challenge Yourself India competition here.


Challenge your Perspective Scholarship

October 9th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

woman thinking about money179219474Challenge your Perspective Scholarship
Deadline: November 30

The Challenge your Perspective scholarship will grant one student from the United States (including the US Virgin Islands and Minor Outlying Islands) a full tuition waiver to study in Sweden at Chalmers University of Technology. Eligible students will have already received a bachelor’s degree and plan to pursue their master’s degree. Non-US citizens can apply if they hold a degree from an American university. Available programs at Chalmers University of Technology include: Entrepreneurship and Business, Design, Management and Economics of Innovation, Quality and Operations, Management and Supply Chain Management.

To apply, eligible students must first register for the contest. After registering, students must complete and share an essay, apply for one of the master’s programs at Chalmers University of Technology and take three quizzes on the following topics: Swedish innovation, Chalmers University of Technology and technology management.

This award will provide a tuition waiver for a two year master’s program at Chalmers University of Technology, located in Gothenburg, Sweden, and is equal to $40,000. This master’s program will be taught in English.

The deadline to apply for the Challenge your Perspective scholarship is November 30th. If interested in finding more information on this award including how to apply, please visit here. There you can log in and find a link where you can apply.


Denmark-India Innovation Challenge

September 25th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

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Deadline: October 21

All citizens of India are able to participate in the Denmark-India Innovation Challenge! This challenge will grant three winners a full paid study trip to Denmark. Winning students will see what it’s like to study at a university in Denmark and have access to the VIP award ceremony in either Bangalore or Delhi. There the winners will have the chance to talk with representatives from Danish business and education communities. The prize will include round-trip airfare, accommodation and visits to some of the top attractions.

To enter you must create an account then complete a short timed quiz. You will be asked to answer 10 questions on the quiz and to submit a personal statement. Your statement must answer an essay question based upon one of the following subjects: art & design, engineering or natural science. You will also have the chance to share why you should be the Denmark-India Innovation Challenge winner. Students can only enter once and must follow all application rules. Although students must be an Indian citizen, they can be pursuing any degree program in any country around the world.

Students must submit their application to win before October 21st. You can view more on the Denmark-India Innovation Challenge here.


The 2014 InternationalStudent.com Travel Video Contest

September 11th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

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Deadline: October 22nd

For the ninth year InternationalStudent.com is hosting their Travel Video Contest! Not only is this one of the more fun scholarship opportunities- it can really boost your bank account if you win! Although there will be great runner-up prizes and a viewer’s choice award, one lucky grand prize winner will receive $4,000 for their studies abroad.

Who is eligible?

This contest is open to those who are 18 and older and who are enrolled or plan on being enrolled in a college or university outside their home country. The winner will receive their very own blog on InternationalStudent.com- so you must be willing and able to contribute at least once a week to the blog while preparing for and on your trip.

How do you enter?

Create a video in five minutes or less on why you want to study abroad and where you want to go. One key item to keep in mind when creating your video: be creative! Keep the InternationalStudent.com judges entertained to make it into the final round of winning videos. How you keep them entertained is up to you, but here are a few tips and tricks to get you started! Make sure you enter your video and entry form before the deadline of October 22nd to be eligible to enter this contest.

Sign into your account then get more information on the 2014 InternationalStudent.com Travel Video Contest here. Follow the link to the InternationalStudent.com contest page for all of the official rules and regulations and to see the past winning videos. Keep in mind the judges want to see original videos- but checking out past winners is a good place to start.

The winner of this contest will be announced in November during International Education week. Make sure you stay connected during that week! Not only will it be announced on the InternationalStudent.com site and social media, but if you are one of the lucky winners you’ll be notified through email and telephone.


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!