If you could us an extra $100 then make sure you apply to win an award through the International Student Voice Magazine Microscholarship. This scholarship is open to international students in the US on a valid F1 or J1 visa- students can be pursuing an ESL program, an undergraduate degree or a graduate degree.
To apply for this scholarship you must submit a short essay that answers the International Student Voice Magazine question. Your essay must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document and include a photo of yourself. All entries can be submitted directly through the International Student Voice Magazine site.
Past questions have included topics like:
- “What were your perceptions about the United States before you arrived and have they changed since studying in the country?”
- “The U.S. Presidential Election is this November. What has been your observations so far about the election process and the presidential nominees?”
- “What has been your observations about dating/relationships in the U.S.? Is dating different in the U.S. compared to your home country?”
- “What has been your most frustrating experience studying in the United States? Why was it frustrating and how was it resolved?”
The October microscholarship question will be posted on October 10th. If interested, get more details on this microscholarship and how to apply here.
International Student Voice Magazine was founded in 2011 and is written by international students for international students. This magazine “aims to make the experience of international students positive, useful and rich while they pursue their dream education at our campuses.”
Each year InternationalStudent.com hosts their Travel Video Contest- and it’s back again for its 11th year! This contest is open to students who are currently studying outside of their home country and those with a proposed study abroad journey. If you’re currently studying outside your home country, your video can describe any trip you would like to take. If you are not currently studying outside of your home country, your entry must describe your proposed study abroad.
One grand prize winner will receive $4,000 and their very own blog on InternationalStudent.com for the year. There will also be a Viewer’s Choice winner along with a second and third place runner up- all of which will receive some great prizes!
Each year InternationalStudent.com receives hundreds of great videos from current and potential international students around the world. If you would like a shot at winning $4,000 check out the links below then start filming! Also- don’t forget to submit your video by October 14th as late entries will not be accepted.
- Get tips and tricks
- Read the rules & regulations
- Check out judging panel
- Watch the videos of past winners
If you want to enter the 2016 InternationalStudent.com Travel Video Contest you can view more details here.
Could you use an extra $500 to use toward your education? If so, make sure you apply for The FormsBirds $500 Scholarship Contest. To enter this scholarship contest you must submit a 500-1000 word essay (in word or PDF format) answering the following:
Would you often use forms in daily life? What convenience forms have brought to you?
In addition to your essay you must also submit a cover page that includes your full name, email address, mailing address, country, city, phone number, college name, college website, major in college, year of graduation as well as at least two recommendation letters from your teacher, department head or headmaster.
There is not a limitation on nationality in order to enter this contest, however, to be eligible you must be enrolled as a full time student at an accredited university of college and have an overall 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
The FormBirds $500 scholarship contest was created because FormBirds feel that “Education may be one of the most important inventions throughout the long history, according to which human beings can develop and go further in future. Consequently, FormsBirds would like to host this scholarship contest and help as far as possible outstanding students to complete their college education and lead a better life. Winner of the contest will receive a one-time $500 scholarship.”
All entries must be submitted by August 31st at 11:59pm EST. The winner will be announced on September 7th. You can learn more about the FormBirds $500 Scholarship contest here.
International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) is now hosting a travel blogger scholarship. If you like to travel and write then this is a scholarship you won’t want to miss. The IVHQ Travel Blogger Scholarship winner will receive a sponsored two week IVHQ volunteer program, a $1500 travel voucher and an Advanced Travel Writing certification from Matador U Travel Media School. The winner will be required to share their volunteer experience during their journey through the IVHQ blog.
To enter the IVHQ Travel Blogger Scholarship you must first sign up, then write a blog post. Within 24 hours of signing up on the IVHQ website you will receive an email with further guidelines, judging criteria and how to upload your blog. The theme of your blog post must be one of the following:
- How volunteering abroad changed my life…
- That time I traveled abroad and lived like a local…
- What I wish I knew before departing…
- How I traveled abroad and made an impact…
- Why volunteering abroad was the best move for my career…
- Must dos in my favorite country…
- Why I’m inspired to travel…
IVHQ was established in 2007 and has become one of the world’s leading volunteer travel companies. They currently work in over 30 countries around the world and place volunteers daily.
You can find more information on the IVHQ Travel Blogger Scholarship and how to enter here.
Manualbirds Video Scholarship Program
Deadline: February 27
If you love making videos then make sure you check out the Manualbirds Video Scholarship Program! This scholarship was created by Manualbirds, a company dedicated to user handbooks, guides and manuals, to help students in need of financial aid to ensure that those in need of funds are not held back from obtaining an education. Instead of an essay this scholarship requires you to submit a video to apply.
This video needs to be submitted to YouTube and should address the following: “How I Fixed a Machine or Product.” Your video should be in English, between 3-5 minutes and must be your original work. Judges will score your video based upon the following:
• Video originality and creativity
• High resolution
• YouTube views and links
• Video usefulness, instructiveness and informativeness
There is not a nationality requirement to enter, however, you must be a full time student at an accredited college or university (or high school student with an acceptance letter from the college or university of your choice) and have a 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
The deadline to enter is Feb 27th and the winner be chosen on March 10th. One lucky winner will receive a $500 check for their studies. You can find more information on the Manualbirds Video Scholarship Program here.
Burnout Italy Entrepreneur Scholarship
Deadline: August 1
Burnout Italy is granting one scholarship worth $500 this year. There is not a minimum ACT/SAT or GPA score needed and students can be pursuing any degree at any school of their choice. International students are able to apply, but to be eligible, you must currently be enrolled full time at a college or university and plan on starting your own business. To enter, you must write a one page essay detailing what you want to do with your life and how you plan on getting there. The essay must include your current college major and can include a piece of media such as a photo or video that speaks to what you aspire to do. There is not a fee to apply and the scholarship winner is chosen based upon need, ingenuity, and sincerity.
Burnout Italy is a retail company located in Sicily that was started by young entrepreneurs that “chose to start a fund that would benefit students like we once were, who need support in pursuing their dreams of one day pursuing a career as an entrepreneur.”
If interested, you can find more information on and how to apply for the Burnout Italy Entrepreneur Scholarship here.
If you’re an international student and use mobility equipment then you will want to apply for this scholarship! Mobility equipment can include a power wheelchair, manual wheelchair, or a mobility scooter, and students must be studying at a recognized American or Canadian university or college in a three or four year undergraduate program. Students from the United States and Canada are eligible to apply.
To apply for this scholarship you must submit a 500-word essay that answers the following question:
“Describe how you have demonstrated leadership in your community or school environment, and how it has helped you build your life skills.”
All applications must be received before December 15th. One lucky student will be notified in January if they are the $1500 winner.
This scholarship is through Silver Cross, a company founded in 1993 that specializes in mobility and accessibility products and resources. The purpose of this scholarship is “is to make a meaningful contribution in the life of those students who use wheelchairs for mobility purposes during the course of completing their education.”
You can find more information on eligibility and how to apply for the Silver Cross Stair Lifts Scholarship here.
Deadline: August 31, 2016
Do you believe in the value of words? Have you spent time abroad, or have you had to communicate in another language? If you answered “yes”, chances are that you’ve gained a deep appreciation of learning another language – and the value of being able to communicate in someone else’s native language. If that rings true for you, then this award may be for you.
If you are learning English or Spanish, over the age of 13 years old, are a current student, and wouldn’t mind being $1,000 richer, then you won’t want to miss your chance with this competition. Hosted by the infamous SpanishDict.com, they are giving one lucky winner $1,000 to help cover their educational expenses anywhere in the world.
They are looking for a short essay (yes, short! A maximum of 250 words) describing a time when you had to translate from either English to Spanish or alternatively, from Spanish to English, during a conversation or describing an experience.
They want to hear your experience, so be sure to be creative and think back to all your travels and the people you’ve met along the way. Write your best story and be sure to submit before August 31st to make sure you are considered! Learn more and check out this award right online – buena suerta!
Deadline: May 6, 2016
If you are an outstanding high school senior or a current college student studying (or planning on studying) in Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia, then you won’t want to miss this scholarship! Designed specifically for international students to help create a better life for themselves and their families, this one lucky award recipient will receive $1,000.
To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:
- You must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA
- Enrolled or accepted as an international student in a US school in Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia
- Your school must be a 2 or 4-year college
- Fully complete the application submitted by May 6th
Your application will require that you fill at the online application form, have two letters of recommendations (one of which must be from a teacher, professor, guidance counselor, or principal), an official transcript, and proof of acceptance or enrollment into an accredited university or college in Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia. You will also be required to submit two essays to further distinguish you and your ambitions. Essay topics will include discussing your professional aspirations, your inspiration in life, contributions to your community, etc.
If you are looking for some extra cash, and are interested in studying in Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia, be sure to check out this award and submit by Friday, May 6, 2016.
This competition is open to students around the world, and is looking to recognize tomorrow’s leaders. The focus of this award is on the themes of diversity and inclusion, and is committed to providing students with the opportunity to study at any university in France of the United Kingdom.
The winner of the award will earn $2,500 to help cover their tuition and any other university-related costs such as books, labs, fees, computer. There is also the potential to renew for another year.
Interested in studying in France or the UK? Here’s how:
To enter, students must discuss their efforts to promote diversity and inclusion, as well as how they plan to continue this work in the future. Students will be required to submit two detailed statements about this topic, and the active role they play in encouraging diversity at home (and perhaps, abroad). In addition to these essays, students will also need to submit a letter of recommendation, transcript, resume, and photo – so be sure to gather your materials and submit them before the deadline.
When’s the deadline? Be sure to get your award submitted by Saturday, April 30th to be entered to win. Learn more about the award here.