Belluck & Fox and Scholarship

August 30th, 2012 by Jonathan Frankel

Belluck & Fox and Scholarship
Deadline: October 12

Money Tree

Belluck & Fox law firm and have come together to provide ten students studying inside the US with a scholarship to help fund their education. The Belluck & Fox and scholarship has been created to help raise awareness for Mesothelioma and its cure. Students at a college or university can apply for this award by completing the application form and submitting it along with an essay based on one of the following topics:

  • A personal, mesothelioma survivor story
  • History of asbestos use in the United States within the manufacturing industry
  • The latest developments in the treatment of mesothelioma

The final essay must be posted to either a university blog or website, or it can be posted on a personal blog or website by the submission deadline. Essays will be judged by the partners of Belluck & Fox, LLP. Judges will be looking at content along with style, grammar, originality, articulation and clarity.

The first place winner will be awarded $5,000; second place will receive $2,500; third place will receive $1,250; fourth place will receive $500; fifth place will receive $250; there will be five honorable mentions named, each of which will receive a $100 award.

*Money tree photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Verres Campus Project

August 23rd, 2012 by Jonathan Frankel

Verres Campus Project
Deadline: September 23

Non-Italian citizens wanting to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering in Italy on a scholarship now have the opportunity to do so. Politecnico Di Torino is offering new international students at the Verres Campus a 10,000 euro per year scholarship with the Verres Campus Project. This award is open to any new international student at the Verres Campus that is at least 18 years of age, who has submitted an application to studying computer engineering and who will not be receiving another scholarship. Students should also be proficient in the Italian language since classes are taught in Italian.

Scholarship recipients of the Verrres Campus Project must attend the program at Politecnico Di Torino for the entire program length. Students can have this award for the full three years, giving the award a total value of 30,000 euro.
The program award winner is chosen based upon their past academic record.

If you would like more information on the Verres Campus Project you can find out more here.

Loans for International Students

August 22nd, 2012 by Jennifer Frankel

If you are an international student studying in the United States, you may be putting your last minute budget together before the new school year begins. When considering the many costs to fund your education – even if you don’t consider tuition – you’ll soon realize that the costs can add up fast. With travel, transportation, living expenses, room and board, and entertainment just to name a few, you may have realized that you need some extra help.

Private student loans for international students can help you make up the difference. With the new school year right around the corner, it’s not too late to apply and get approved within a few short weeks. International students should consider the funds they’ll need for the upcoming academic year, and apply for no more than the amount they need. Compare lenders to make sure you get the rates and terms that work best for you.

Remember, not all lenders work with international students – and to make matters more complicated, not all lenders that work with international students work with all schools. The international student loan comparison tool will allow you to find all the lenders that will work with you – at your school. Then, once you have a list of loans for international students, you can compare the terms and conditions, and choose the loan that’s right for you!

Studying in the United States can open many doors to international students, either at home or abroad. To make the most of your time overseas, be sure to plan ahead and think smart. If you take the time to budget ahead, you’ll be able to make the most of your education and open opportunities to your future career path.

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Staton Scholarship

August 16th, 2012 by Jonathan Frankel

Staton Scholarship
Deadline: September 30

IMD in Switzerland is now offering one $50,000 scholarship to an international student from South America studying at IMD: the Staton Scholarship.

Students from the following countries in South America are able to apply for the Staton Scholarship after they have applied to become a full-time student in the IMD MBA program: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Fr. Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela. Candidates for this award must agree to return to South America for at least three years after graduation. If this condition is not met, the award is then converted into a loan.

Along with the application into the MBA program, students must also submit a 750 word essay based upon the role of entrepreneurship in moving your country forward and your contribution to that goal. The essay submitted for this award will be judged based upon the following:

  • Relevance to the essay title
  • Organization and structure
  • Fully developed arguments
  • Persuasiveness
  • Personal element and/or passion

IMD is an internationally focused business school located in Geneva, Switzerland and the Staton Scholarship was established to promote Entrepreneurship within South America. If you think you would be a good candidate for this award, you can find more information on the Staton Scholarship and how to apply by clicking here.

Tuition Waivers for International Students

August 14th, 2012 by Jennifer Frankel

If you have the grades and are looking to keep costs low while studying in the US, consider seeking out universities that offer tuition waivers for international students. In most cases, being awarded a tuition waiver will mean that you will be allowed to pay the resident rate as opposed to the non-resident rate. Or, you could receive a discount on the non-resident rate. Not all universities offer this option, but you could have luck if you are willing to be creative in your search.

Tuition waivers offer high-achieving international students the chance to keep costs low while studying in the US. They should not be viewed as a source of need-based financial aid; you will have to prove your ability to cover your costs otherwise. Factors for determining allocation of funds include grade point average, the number of applicants meeting the requirements, and sometimes, the number of students that normally attend the university that are currently studying abroad. To be eligible, you might also need to meet the TOEFL requirements for the university you are applying to.

When you are conducting your search for schools that offer tuition waivers for international students, keep in mind that you might have better luck depending on where you are from and where you are looking to study. For example, New Mexico State offers priority to students from Mexico while other universities might give priority to students from China, Scandinavia, or Egypt.

The important thing to remember is this: studying in the US does not have to be as expensive as you might think. Keep an open mind and remember that each place you travel to has value as it takes you out of your comfort zone and into a different culture. When you research your college or university, check to see if they offer tuition waivers for international students and then see where your studies will take you.

International Students Find Teaching Assistant Opportunities

August 10th, 2012 by Jennifer Frankel

As an international student, you most likely have an F1 visa to come and study in the US.  Because of restrictions on this visa, the easiest place for you to try to work will be on campus.  Thankfully, American college campuses, especially the larger ones, have many jobs that need to be filled by students.  You can work in an on-campus facility such as the pool or dining hall, you can work for one of the administrative offices, or you can try to find a teaching assistant opportunity with one of your professors.

Most college professors will have one or more teaching assistants that work with them each semester.  Some lecture hall at large universities can hold over 1,000 students, so the professor will likely lecture and then divide the class into smaller discussion groups to be led by a student teaching assistant.  You will then hold one or two classes per week with your assigned students where you can review the lecture and go over homework.  In order to find a teaching assistant opportunity, you will need to be a top student in the subject you are pursuing.  You should also contact professors that you are interested in working with as soon as you find out when and where you will be studying.  Get your name on the professor’s radar because they will most likely already have their teaching staff assigned by the time you show up for class.

Each university differs, but if you are fortunate enough to earn a teaching assistant opportunity, you can be compensated.  This is a great way to study in the US but come out the other side with a smaller bill to pay.  To pursue different teaching assistant opportunities, check your department of interest within the universities you are considering.  It’s never too early to start planning your time as an international student in the US.

BG Scholarship

August 9th, 2012 by IEFA

BG Scholarship
Deadline: August 31

Students from around the world who are studying in the US and looking for some extra money to put toward their studies are able to apply for the BG Scholarship. The BG Scholarship, also known as the Brandon Goodman Scholarship, is currently accepting applications for this round of awards until August 31. The winner of the BG Scholarship is provided with $300 that will be distributed directly to the student’s school account to be used as needed by the student.

The BG scholarship was created in memory of Brandon Goodman and is open to both US citizens and non US citizens studying inside the US who would like to apply. This scholarship is rewarded to students who not only do well academically but who also have a proved track record of giving back to their community.

Those who would like to apply for this award will need to be a high school or college student and have a GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale). To apply for this award you must submit an essay directly to the BG Scholarship website stating why you should be granted this award in 250 words or less. The winner will be awarded based upon financial need as well as their academic history.

If you would like to apply for the BG Scholarship, you can find out more information here.

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August 2nd, 2012 by Jonathan Frankel Recycling Scholarship
Deadline: January 13

Would you like to receive a scholarship and help save the world at the same time? If so, the recycling scholarship might be the award for you. This award is open to international students from around the world, between the ages of 13 and 25 who will be studying inside the US.

The winner will be selected based upon not only their recycling efforts, but also on their essay in response to the following:

“How your recycling efforts have influenced your community.”

It takes an aluminum can about 400 years to break down naturally. If a can is recycled, it only takes about 60 days before it is back on a grocery store shelf again. This award is sponsored by and in efforts to promote the positive effects of recycling.

Students have until January 13 to save and collect as many cans as possible to be recycled. The winner of this scholarship will be awarded a $500.00 cash prize. If you would like further information on how to apply for the recycling scholarship, you can find out more here.

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