In September we announced that InternationalStudent.com was hosting their ninth annual Travel Video Contest. The contest was open to anyone age 18 and older who is enrolled or plans on being enrolled in a college or university outside their home country. If you’re wondering who walked away with the winning titles last week- we have the answer and are pleased to announce the Travel Video Contest Winner!
The $4,000 grand prize winner was Danielle Boxill for her video “My Illustrated Life.”
Danielle grew up Trinidad and it was there that she discovered her love for animation. Wanting to pursue animation as a career- she first wants to start by obtaining an accredited animation degree. Studying in the US will be her chance to start her dream. Watch “My Illustrated Life” and watch Danielle’s story unfold. Danielle will also be blogging about her studies in the US through her very own blog. Visit her blog on InternationalStudent.com to hear (and maybe watch) more of her stories come to life.
The second place winner ($500) was Anh Nguyen for his video “Revisiting Homeland Vietnam.”
After visiting his homeland of Vietnam Anh realized that along with the vast beauty, there is also vast poverty- and he was inspired to make a difference. Watch Anh’s video and see how he plans to take action within Vietnam.
The third place winner ($250) was Drew Thomas for his video “Hollywood of the North.”
Drew has a love (and talent) for visual effects. He wants to take his talent to the next level by attending CG Masters School of 3D Animation & VFX- but needed some financial help. Watch his video and see just how talented he is and why the InternationalStudent.com judges thought he deserved the third place title!
Next year InternationalStudent.com will host their tenth annual Travel Video Contest and you won’t want to miss out! Check back September 2015 for your chance to enter the contest!
Deadline March 31st
The FISITA Travel Bursary is helping international students from around the world to pursue engineering through the automotive industry. Just to name a few examples, they have “enabled Korean students to work for General Motors in Michigan, USA, helped Australian students fund placements at Robert Bosch GmbH in Germany; supported Polish students studying at RMIT in Melbourne, Australia; helped students from India to carry out research at Automotive Institute of HAN University, The Netherlands and contributed funding for UK students to study at Manipal Institute of Technology in India.”
Numerous €2000 scholarships twice a year will be awarded through the FISITA Travel Bursary to help students with costs associated with international internships, exchange programs or work placements.
To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:
- Be studying engineering at an undergraduate or postgraduate level at a recognized college or university.
- Have arranged an industry or research placement in an automotive company or organization overseas.
- Be a member of the FISITA membership society.
Individuals who apply for the FISITA Travel Bursary will want to ensure they review the checklist and terms and conditions, then complete the application form to be reviewed by the program judges.
FISITA is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving automotive transportation since being founded in 1948.
If you would like more information on this scholarship and how to apply you can visit here.
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:
- Register with the Challenge Yourself India competition
- Take the challenge which will consist of the following:
- Multiple choice questions
- Case questions
- Personal motivation
- Share on social media
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- 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.”
- A cover letter with the following:
- Full name
- 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.
Study abroad loans are available for US citizens and permanent residents planning to study abroad. It doesn’t matter if you will be doing a short-term study abroad program through your college, or if you will be doing a full degree program abroad – you are eligible for a ton of financial aid!
Want to learn more? Our student loan specialist, Bryanna Davis, will be hosting a LIVE Google Hangout on-air to help you get the financial aid you need to make your international dreams a reality. Student loans can cover your total educational costs, including your tuition, transportation, housing, books, etc.
Mark your calendars for tomorrow:
Friday, August 15, 2014
11:00 am EST
Join the Hangout Here
Tomorrow’s discussion on Finding Your Study Abroad Loan will discuss the various types of student loans available, including federal and private student loans. It can be confusing, so let our Student Loan Specialist help you navigate the process, from start to finish.
Do you have questions lingering in the back of your head? Ask them now, or bring your questions to the Hangout and we’ll answer them live on air.
See you tomorrow, Friday August 15, 2014, at 11:00 am EST!
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!
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!
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.
Question: What is your favorite page on Internationalstudentloan.com?
Answer: Making a Repayment Plan- and Sticking to it
Winner: Sunshine Darling
Question: What percentage of international students rely on personal or family support?
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.