June 25, 2016
If you think you’ve got skills when it comes to writing, then you won’t want to miss the upcoming deadline of the International Essay Writing Contest where you’ll have the chance to win up to $3,000.
To enter, simply choose one of the following topics and show your creativity and critical thinking skills. Your essay should be between 1,000 and 1,700 words long, written in English, and original! Topics can be on any of the following:
- The Pro and Con Arguments for the Death Penalty
- Human Cloning Pros and Cons: Should People Interfere with Nature?
- Should Animals Be Used for Research? Is Their Role Replaceable?
- Limitations or Protection: Do Curfews Keep Teens Out of Trouble?
- Are We Too Dependent on Computers to Function Without Them?
Just reading these topics can fill you with a lot of thoughts and opinions as they can be quite complicated! Prizes include $3,000 for the winner, $2,000 for the First Runner-Up, and $2,000 for the Second Runner-Up. Your essay will also be published on blogs and social media profiles where thousands of students can be inspired around the world.
If you are interested in submitting your essay, be sure to check out the award and submit your essay by June 25, 2016.
Deadline: March 14
Are you thinking about studying abroad some place cool, but don’t have the money? Then you won’t want to miss the Korean Government Scholarship Program which will allow you to study in Korea for free – and even includes the cost of language classes!
Any why not? South Korea has one of the most advanced education systems, with state-of-the-art facilities. Not only that but Korea has a rich culture that has been preserved for many years, allowing students to share in the traditions!
Deadline is approaching, so be sure to submit your application before March 14th! To quality, you must be under the age of 40, must not be a Korean citizen, hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree as of September 1, 2016, and have a GPA of 2.64 or higher on a 4.0 scale. They are specifically looking for students who are pursuing the areas of:
- Computer Architecture
- Configurable Computing
- Approximate Computing
- Embedded Hardware Design
- Fault-Tolerant FPGA Architecture
- CORDIC Processor and Applications
Scholarship includes round-trip airfare, full cost of language training, waived tuition, medical insurance, as well as a monthly stipend and an additional stipend to help cover your initial arrival costs. Time is running out so if you are interested, be sure to submit all your information by March 14th. Learn more about this great opportunity by reading up on the KGSP scholarship here.
Digital Responsibility is granting one winner a $1,500 grand prize and one runner-up a $500 scholarship through their E-Waste Scholarship. Each year e-waste around the globe increases by 20 to 50 million tons putting toxic waste into our ground and groundwater supply. To promote awareness and understanding of the impact that this e-waste can potentially cause, Digital Responsibility is hosting their essay scholarship contest.
College or graduate students of any level are eligible to apply for this scholarship as long as they are US citizens or residents. The contest entry form must be completed and submitted along with a 140 character statement about e-waste. The original entry form must be submitted by April 30, to coincide with Earth Day.
Based upon the statement, ten finalists will be chosen. Those top ten finalists will then be required to write a 500-1,000 word essay on e-waste. The final essays will then be evaluated based upon content and creativity, the final winner and runner up will then be chosen.
If you’re wondering what it means to be digitally responsible, Digital Responsibility defines it as the following: “We believe that it’s our responsibility to use technology in a way that doesn’t harm others and to be aware of the impact that technology has on our health, environment, and society at large.” Keeping this in mind might help when writing your statement.
If you’re interested in the E-Waste Scholarship make sure you enter now before the deadline!
Student Scholarship from Unplag
Deadline: March 1
Unplag is a plagiarism detection engine and works hard to encourage students around the world to produce original essays. Because of this, your opinion on being original might be worth $2,000! The student scholarship from Unplag essay contest was launched in September and you still have the chance to enter to win if you submit your entry before March 1st. The scholarship winner will be announced on March 9th.
To enter the student scholarship from unplag you must be at least 18 years old and enrolled as a full time international student (graduate or undergraduate). You will then need to submit a 500 word, original essay on a topic that you’ve come up with or on one of the following topics:
1. Academic cheating can deprive you of a successful career.
2. Being original will soon become a trend.
3. Technologies able to fight academic cheating.
4. Does online education “promote” academic dishonesty?
5. Can plagiarism be eliminated once and for all?
6. Plagiarism addiction kills creativity and critical thinking.
7. How does the digital age influence plagiarism and cheating?
8. Is social networking causing a plagiarism problem?
9. Cross-culture differences concerning plagiarism.
10. What if some of my educators were found guilty of plagiarism?
All students who enter must also submit the Unplag scholarship entry form. An Unplag committee will determine the finalists and the final winner, they suggest that your essay has “creativity, humor and an individual manner of writing.”
If you’re interested in this scholarship and think that you might be eligible to enter to win the $2,000 grand prize, you can find further details on the Student Scholarship from Unplag here.
Deadline: August 31
RentHop: College & University Scholarship Program is granting a scholarship to three eligible participants with a prize that includes the following:
- $1000 Cash Scholarship
- A Renthop T-shirt
- An optional internship with RentHop
To be eligible for the RentHop scholarship you must be a current student in an eligible undergraduate program or a graduating high school senior that plans to pursue a higher education degree. To apply for this scholarship students must submit an essay that’s 1,000 words or less that answers the following question:
“Technology is changing every aspect of our daily lives, from searching for real estate to phones in our pocket that are more powerful than anyone would have imagined a generation prior. In the next 5 years, what do you feel will be the most profound changes that impact college graduates, their careers, and their personal lives? To what extent are those cultural and societal shifts aligned with your personal ambitions, your school degree program, and the RentHop values?”
If you’re not sure what to include in your essay, here are just a few items that RentHop is hoping you’ll include within your essay:
• “Why do you feel your college was a good fit for you given the changing world?”
• “As you pursue the next steps in your career, how do you balance relocating for a dream job versus living in your desired area? Will location be more or less important in the future?”
• “What are some of the most important extracurricular activities that your school is able to help you foster?”
Get more information on the RentHop: College & University Scholarship Program here.
Entries for the International Student Voice Magazine Margaret W. Wong Scholarship are now being accepted until January 22nd at 11:59pm. One Spring winner will receive $500, this announcement will be made on February 1st and be featured in the Spring issue of International Student Voice Magazine- a magazine that is sent to almost 100 universities throughout the US.
If you will be studying in the United States this upcoming year on a J1 or F1 visa then you’re able to enter this contest. To enter you must write an essay answering the following question:
“How will studying in the United States help you achieve your career goals?”
The essay must be submitted in PDF or Microsoft Word format, be one to two pages in length, be in 12 point font and double spaced. The essay must include a title and a header which includes the following: your first and last name, university, and home country. You must also submit at least one photograph of yourself with your entry.
This scholarship is sponsored by Margaret W. Wong and Associates. If you’re interested in applying for this award check out the full eligibility, requirements and how to apply here.
EssayMama is offering students from around the world the chance to win $550 just for writing an essay! Three winners will be picked by professional writers on the EssayMama team based upon a 0-100 point scale. Students can also get extra points for sharing contest details on social media.
To enter, you must submit an 800-1300 word essay that is original and created for the EssayMama Winter Essay Writing Contest. Your essay must be on one of the following essay topics:
1. How Necessary Is a College Education For You?
2. Why Do We Enjoy Watching Rich People on TV and in the Movies?
3. Does ‘Shame and Blame’ Method Work to Change Student’s Behavior?
4. Are Anti-smoking Advertisements Effective?
5. How Concerned Are You About Where Your Food Comes From?
6. Which Is More Important: Talent or Hard Work?
7. Can a Video Game Be a Work of Art?
8. Is Academic Cheating Getting Worse?
All submitted essays should be in English and the mail title should be [EssayMama Essay Writing Winter Contest], your name.
Three winners will be chosen and receive the following:
- 1st Place: $550
- 2nd Place: $400
- 3rd Place: $250
Along with a cash prize, the three top winners will be published on the EssayMama Blog. Get more information on the EssayMama contest and how you can enter.
Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship
Deadline: December 20
The Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship is back! Students can enter to win a Tortuga and $1,000 toward their study abroad program by applying before the December 20th deadline. To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:
-Be a US citizen, resident or currently studying in the US on a student visa
-Be a full time undergraduate student in good standing at a four- year, degree granting college or university in the US
-Have already applied to or been accepted to a study abroad program that’s eligible for credit at your US college or university
The winner will be announced on January 5th and the scholarship funds will be sent directly to the study abroad program or university in which the winner is studying and can be used for items like tuition, books, room and board, or travel.
Learn more about how to apply for the Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship here. There, eligible applicants can complete the application form and 500 word essay addressing: “What do you hope to learn by experiencing another culture? How do you expect to apply these lessons when you return home?”
Each year InternationalStudent.com hosts a Travel Video Contest for students from around the world. Like years in the past this year, this year the contest contained numerous impressive videos from students in a multitude of countries. Although each video was impressive and expressed just how much determination each of the contestants possess, only three winners were able to be chosen. After careful consideration, the InternationalStudent.com Travel Video Contest judges were able to name the winners, and here they are:
Grand Prize Winner ($4,000) – “My Second Chance at Life” by Amar Chaniago
“I was an introvert and I had never been outside my country to travel the world. But everything changed after I learned from my experience when I was dying and lost my friend. I began to work and save my money to travel. I have been travelling around Southeast Asia and Europe. However, traveling abroad seems not enough accomplishment for me, so I want something more which is study abroad to pursue my passion in psychology.”
2nd Prize Winner ($500) – “Place Yourself Where You Want To Be” by Michelle Leclercq
“What does it take to be happy? My life experiences made me realise the potential people have when they really want something. We have one life, and my goal is to do something that will make me happy I want to inspire people, through music. This is my story”
3rd Prize Winner ($250) – “The Missing Piece” by Léa Kriger-Bécourt
“Since I left France to study abroad, all I want is to discover different cultures to better understand our world. And I would like to visit people more than places. That’s why my video illustrates through this puzzle my project to go on an adventure in Mexico! Help me to experience a life in a biological community farm. You are the missing piece!”
Congratulations to each of the Travel Video Contest entrants, finalists and winners.
If you’re interested in entering this Travel Video Contest next year make sure you sign up to receive the latest alerts from InternationalStudent.com.
If you’re currently a full time international student or plan to be a full time international student you’re eligible to apply for the Resume Template Design Scholarship. One individual will be chosen to receive this $1,000 scholarship for creating a unique resume template and creative mock interview conversation. This scholarship requires students to think outside the box and provide their most creative ideas.
Students can be from any country, studying in any country and they do not need to be pursuing a specific degree. Students can also be full time undergraduate or graduate students. However, students must complete the following steps:
- Create a creative resume template design in Microsoft Word.
- Create a mock interview conversation in 1,500 words or less for a job position of your choice.
Get more details on the Resume Template Design Scholarship and how to enter before the December 31st deadline.