The 2017 InternationalStudent.com Travel Video Contest
Deadline: October 13th
Like in years past, InternationalStudent.com is hosting its Travel Video Contest, which means that it’s your chance to win $4,000! The contest is now in its 12th year and if you are an international student or traveler, InternationalStudent.com is giving you the opportunity to showcase your creativity and explain why you want study abroad or take a specific trip during your international studies.
If you’re currently studying abroad, you can tell us about any trip you would like to take. If you aren’t abroad yet, you simply need to tell us why you want to study abroad.
How to enter
If you are interested in entering in the contest, there are a few things you will want to know:
- You must be at least 18 years old
- You should be either an international student or planning to become one
- You have to create a 4 minute video that shares why you would like to become an international student or why you would like to take a specific trip during your time as an international student
- Your video should tell a story and be made for this contest
- Your video can be housed on Youtube or Vimeo
- Originality and interest level in the trip, creativity and quality of the video, are the main criteria.
The deadline to submit your application for the twelfth annual travel video contest is 11:59 PM, EST on Friday, 13 October 2017. To get started, go to InternationalStudent.com and you also may want to have a look at:
Deadline: August 31
Are you in need of a scholarship but most of them require your GPA or to participate in an essay contest? Are you looking for an easier way to get a scholarship? Then the GotChosen “Upvote scholarship” is a great option for you!
GotChosen is an American company which develops social networking and marketplace technologies. The company also offers philanthropic scholarships. During the last three years, GotChosen has awarded more than 65 scholarships!
The $10,000 UpVote Scholarship is open to all international students from any field of study. All participants must be at least 18 years and have been accepted to a post secondary program, college, or have outstanding student loans. This scholarship award must be used for educational expenses or outstanding student loans only.
How to Enter
Just follow these simple steps and you will be entered to win!
- Register. You must register with your legal name.
- Apply for the scholarship. Fill in the application form, and click ‘Apply’.
- Add a photo to your profile. You must create a profile with a current photo of yourself.
- Post on any channel. Create a post on any channel of your choice. Remember, posts must be relevant to the channel’s topic. Posts that only say “vote for me” will not count.
- Get upvotes for your post. You will earn an entry for every upvote on your posts during the contest. Multiple posts increase your chances of winning!
How it works
The winner will be chosen from a random drawing from among all eligible participants. It will be conducted in the US and supervised by an independent third party. The winner will receive the $10,000 UpVote Scholarship upon verification of eligibility.
The GotChosen scholarship will be issued in the form of a $10,000 check in US dollars after the winner has provided proof of current educational expenditures or outstanding student loans.
Don’t wait! The deadline is 12:00 AM Pacific Time on August 31, 2017. In case you didn’t have enough time to get as many upvotes as you would have liked, there is no need to worry! GotChosen has a new scholarship contest every other month. To participate again for this scholarship, you’ll just have to reapply!
Deadline: December 15th
Are you studying in the US or Canada and need some financial aid to continue with your studies? Look no further! Zeqr is sponsoring an annual scholarship award for students from any country around the world who are currently enrolled as a high school or college/university student within the United States or Canada.
To enter, students must complete a 800 – 1,200 word article discussing how online learning is changing the traditional educational model of learning and what the future of education might look like.
Some of the questions you can try to answer are:
- How and why is e Learning shaping the future of education?
- How will this change the way students learn?
- Who will benefit most from this new way of learning?
Applicants must complete the student information form that you will find here and submit their 800 to 1,200 word essay on the selected topic in PDF format. Don’t forget to be original and very creative on your article and remember to upload your submission on December 15th, no later than 11:59 pm PST.
The Scholarship will be awarded to the student who writes the most compelling essay as judged by an outside panel of educational professionals. The winner will be announced and contacted by 11:59pm PST on December 22.
The applicant of the winning project will receive a one-time scholarship of $1,000, which may be applied to the following school-related expenses: tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board. Get more details on this scholarship and how to apply here.
If you are an international student studying in the US and seeking for some financial support, we found the perfect scholarship for you. The SelfScore Scholarship is a national scholarship program dedicated to F1, J1, and M1 students studying in the US.
SelfScore is an analytics based consumer finance company that helps populations gain financial independence through access to credit. But at the moment, they are focusing on connecting international students to fair credit.
This Fall, the company will grant twelve $5,000 scholarships: six for undergraduates and six for graduate students. That sounds good, right? Would you like to be considered for this scholarship? If so, here’s the eligible you must meet:
- Be a student studying in the U.S. on a F1, J1, or M1 visa during the 2017-2018 academic year.
- Must be accepted to study or continuing to study at an eligible college or university.
- Must submit a valid I-20 or DS-2019 form.
- Must score in the top 15% on a standardized U.S. college entrance exam (SAT, ACT, GRE, or GMAT).
- Must have a 3.0 GPA, or higher, or the equivalent from your prior studies.
Recipients will be selected randomly among the eligible applicants and no purchase or credit application is required to apply for the scholarship. All applicants are enrolled in a Free Financial Literacy program and all scholarships are awarded on a one-time basis. Applicants may also designate an international student club or organization as part of their application which will receive a one-time grant of $1,000.
If you would like to apply for this scholarship, you can get more information on how to apply for the SelfScore International Student Scholarship here.
One of the most difficult parts of being an international student in the US is finding the funds to do so. Luckily, there are numerous outlets where international students can look, including home country funding, family funding, scholarships and even loans. However, it’s important to understand that as your time in the US grows, so will your desire to make purchases beyond resident hall decorations, classroom supplies and the occasional night out. International students who plan on studying in the US for a few years often decide to make a larger purchase like a car. Before being able to make this type of purchase you will need to have established credit; Because of this, it’s important to start building credit as soon as possible.
One great way to establish credit is by obtaining a credit card. Having a credit card and making frequent, small purchases then immediately paying off the balance can help build credit as an international student in the US. However, without a social security number or established credit, new international students may find it difficult to open a credit card.
One option that you’ll want to explore is SelfScore. SelfScore was established by former international students, for international students. They offer the only MasterCard designed specifically for international students, which means you do not need a social security number to apply and you can count on them always offering you fair credit.
SelfScore offers two types of MasterCard: The Classic and The Achieve. With both of these cards you can enjoy:
- No Annual Fee
- No Deposit
- No Social Security Number Required
- Fraud Protection
- No Foreign Transaction Fee
- First Late Fee Waived
- Accepted Everywhere MasterCard is Accepted
SelfScore prides themselve on “opening the door of the US financial system for international students.” See if a SelfScore MasterCard can help you establish your credit during your time in the US.
Are you a student who’s been impacted by the revised US travel ban? If so, you could win a $1,000 scholarship. Market Inspector is hosting this scholarship as they’re a multicultural team of digital marketers- many of which have left their country of origin to work in the UK with the company. To promote unity in diversity, they’re offering this scholarship to six students from the six travel banned countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.
To be eligible for this scholarship you must:
- Have been born in one of the above listed countries.
- Be currently enrolled or have been accepted into a US/UK accredited post-secondary educational institution this year.
The following documentation will be required in order to apply:
- A valid passport or birth certificate
- Documentation proving your acceptance into a US or UK university
- An essay outlining why you should be chosen to receive the scholarship
Your essay should be 1,000-1,500 words and written in English. All documents must be 100% original and submitted in either MS Word or PDF format.
All items needed to apply for this scholarship must be submitted before the October 31st deadline, and all winners will be announced on December 1st. Winners will be selected based upon creativity, structure and how easy the essay is to comprehend. Get more details on this scholarship and how to apply here.
Technology has allowed us to have many advances and conveniences. However, has it also come at a price? KidGuard for Education wants you to write an essay answering the question:
“Do you think parents should monitor their children’s phones and online activities?”
The essay should reflect your honest opinion and will have no impact on determining if you’re the winner. The essay should be honest, well supported and can include as many words as you would like. The final winners will be selected at random from a pool of finalists. One grand prize winner will receive a $1500 scholarship while one finalist will receive a $500 scholarship.
This scholarship is open to all graduate and undergraduate students currently enrolled in a full time program. All essays must be submitted through email with a link to your essay, verification of full-time enrollment at your school and contact information.
Kidguard is “passionate about online safety. The ‘KidGuard for Education’ Essay Scholarship is part of KidGuard’s effort to bring awareness and inspire solutions on issues on cyberbullying, online predators, teen suicide and childhood depression in the age of technology.”
Get more information on how to apply to the KidGuard for Education Essay Scholarship today.
Room to Travel- Study Abroad Scholarship
Deadline: August 1st
Do you dream of floating down the canals in Venice, or perhaps walking the Great Wall through China? Wherever your dreams have you exploring, the Room to Travel- Study Abroad Scholarship can help you fund your way. This scholarship is granting $1,000 to one lucky winner this year.
To be eligible you must be a US citizen or resident and either an incoming freshman during the Fall 2017 semester, or a current undergraduate student at an accredited college or university that’s enrolled in a study abroad program through that college or university. Students pursuing any degree program are able to enter to win. High school seniors applying to this scholarship must notify AllTheRooms of the school they plan to attend in their application.
How to Enter
The official AllTheRooms submission form must be completed along with an essay. The essay must:
- Be written in English
- Contain 600-800 words
- Explore the topic of what inspires you to travel
- Include your name, email address, and university in which you’re currently enrolled
- Be submitted online with the submission form
This scholarship is hosted by AllTheRooms. AllTheRooms hosts a large accommodation search engine that combines a number of other sites including Expedia, Airbnb and Jetsetter.
Get more information on how to enter the Room to Travel- Study Abroad Scholarship.
Deadline: July 30 and November 30
If you’re studying in the US, UK or Canada then make sure you enter the WaterGadget Scholarship. This scholarship gives students the chance to win $1250 twice throughout the year! Students from around the globe can enter to win, however, they must be 18 years old and enrolled in an educational institution. This scholarship is also available to eligible students pursuing any degree field. Proof of eligibility will be required when entering to win. You can choose to submit your entry into the July 30th round or the November 30th round.
To enter to win this scholarship eligible students will need to submit a participation form along with an original essay between 800 and 1000 words. The essay should address what you think is the “Best Water Gadget” (gadget refers to water heaters, softeners or filters). All submitted essays should be original content for this contest and will be judged on its uniqueness. The winner of this scholarship will be announced on August 10th (fall semester) or December 10th (Spring semester).
WaterGadget’s goal is to provide service to those in search of water solutions products for their house-holds. WaterGadget provides information on various water softeners, filters, heaters and distillers along with reviews on the basis of their own research and tests performed.
Get more details on the WaterGadget Scholarship and how to apply.
Could you use $2500 for your studies? If so, make sure you enter the Noplag Scholarship Essay Contest, a contest designed to help students with their educational costs. The winners of this contest will be chosen by July 20th by the Noplag Education Department. Three winners will be granted the following prizes:
- 1st Place: $2500
- 2nd Place: $700
- 3rd Place: $300
To enter this contest you must write an essay that’s “creative, inspiring, detailed, vivid, interesting and engaging” and submit it before the June 25th deadline. All entrants must be at least 16 years old and enrolled in a high school, college or university. Other requirements include the following:
- The length of the essay should be at least 700 words.
- The essay must correspond with the suggested topic.
- It must be written in English.
- The essay is to be typed and double-spaced. Font must be no smaller than 12 point Times New Roman.
- The essay must be coherent and correspond with the structure of the chosen essay type.
- Reference style – per your choice, no specific requirement.
- The essay must have an introduction with a thesis statement, body paragraphs and a conclusion.
- It must include standardized citations and a bibliography as well as follow accepted standards regarding attribution of quotations, arguments, and ideas of others.
- Please make sure the essay you submit is original.
- Please consider the following topics to focus the essay on:
Students life; Education process; Famous educators; Modern Plagiarism; Teacher Thoughts; Educational Technology; Mobile learning; E-Learning Technology; Learning and Technology; Speed Writing; Education in America; Plagiarism Intelligence; Internet Blogging; Best experts of education; Digital Writing; Digital Teaching; Ideas and Thoughts from EdTech; Home studing; Walk through writing process; American teachers; Tech & Learning; Getting smarter; A Teacher’s LifeStudy; Hacks; Education for free; education without teachers; learning to write letters in different languages; applications for virtual universities; money in education; the future of literary education; online education through websites; student learning from writers and poets; international virtual high school. Distant learning, Learning and Teaching problems and difficulties, ways to enhance education process, libraries and their role in education, modern tools useful for studying, teaching methods, approaches, ways to improve memory, time management approaches used in education.
View more information on the Noplag Scholarship Essay Contest and how to enter before the deadline.