The E-Waste Scholarship is Now Open for Entries

February 18th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

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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

February 4th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

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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.


RentHop: College & University Scholarship Program

January 21st, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

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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.


International Student Voice Magazine Margaret W. Wong Scholarship

January 7th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

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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 Winter Essay Writing Contest

December 24th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

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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.


The Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship is Back

December 10th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

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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?”

Good luck!


The InternationalStudent.com Travel Video Contest Winners Announced

November 24th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

IEFA blogEach 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.


Resume Template Design Scholarship

November 12th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

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Deadline: December 31

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:

  1. Create a creative resume template design in Microsoft Word.
  2. 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.


2015 Travel Video Contest Voting Open

October 30th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

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2015 Travel Video Contest Update

Although this year’s Travel Video Contest is closed for entries, you’re still able to participate! Get involved by watching each video, then vote for your favorite! One grand prize winner will be named during International Education Week and receive $4,000 along with their very own blog on InternationalStudent.com. However, before the grand prize winner is chosen, they first need your help determining the Viewer’s Choice Winner. Based upon your votes, the Viewer’s Choice Winner will be determined- this winner will receive $1,000 and an automatic entry into the finalist round!

The Viewer’s Choice Winner and finalists will be announced the week of November 9th, so make sure you watch each video and cast your vote before then! If you entered the 2015 Travel Video Contest don’t forget to ask your friends and family to vote for your video to help improve your chance of becoming the 2015 Viewer’s Choice Winner, and have a shot at becoming the grand prize winner!

If you missed your chance to enter the InternationalStudent.com Travel Video Contest, don’t worry, this is an annual contest which means you will have another chance next year! Make sure you keep up to date with when the contest kicks off by visiting us next year in September.


National Security Education Program David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship

October 16th, 2015 by Bryanna Davis

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Deadline: February 09

An initiative by the National Security Education Program is providing funding opportunities for US undergraduate students through the Boren Scholarships. This scholarship enables students to study less commonly taught languages within Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. Individuals who receive this scholarship will in exchange, commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Since Boren scholarships provide funding that promotes long term linguistic and cultural immersion, two or more semesters are strongly encouraged. Additionally, preference will be shown to individuals studying in countries, languages, and fields of study critical to the US national security.

This scholarship will provide the following maximum award amounts:
• $8,000 for a summer program (special initiative for STEM students only; 8 weeks minimum)
• $10,000 for a semester
• $20,000 for a full academic year

If you would like to work for the US federal government upon graduation, get more information on the National Security Education Program David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship, if you’re eligible and how to apply.