Global Citizen Scholarship

February 28th, 2019 by Al Clunnie

Global Citizen Scholarship for international students

Global Citizen Scholarship

Deadline: April 15

Students at select schools can apply for the Global Citizen Scholarship – a $5,000 award granted to students from any country studying in the US and Canada.

Eligibility for Global Citizen Scholarship:

  • The student must have been accepted or enrolled at a full-time program at a U.S. or Canadian school that is an MPOWER Partner College or University
  • For study at a U.S. partner college or university the student must have one of the following immigration statuses: F1 visa status, Green Card holder (permanent resident) status, or a DACA recipient status
  • For study at a Canadian partner college or university the student must have one of the following immigration statuses: permanent resident or Canadian study permit holder
  • The student must be 18 years or older

How to apply:

Visit internationalscholarships.com for application details and to apply for the Global Citizen Scholarship.

Selection:

Winners of the Global Citizen Scholarship will be selected based solely on their short essay response. Essays will be judged based on (1) grammar, vocabulary, and clarity, (2) creativity, and (3) insightfulness and power of story. Scholarship essays will be judged blindly by an unbiased committee.

For the latest information about international scholarships please visit InternationalScholarships.com.

Find resources to support your international education on our resources page.

Read our latest blog posts on the International Financial Aid and College Scholarship blog.


Even international students have to do their taxes!

February 18th, 2019 by Al Clunnie

International Student Taxes – International students in the United States are required to file a tax return every year. The deadline in 2019 is April 15th.

International Student Taxes- Students prepare tax paperwork for 2019 tax season

All students and their dependents must file a form 8843 (one form per person).

If you have received any income in the last calendar year then you will most likely Form 1040NR-EZ also.

How to file your taxes as an International Student

There are a number of ways that you can submit these forms:

You can do it yourself because the forms are all available online from the IRS. This means you can print them off, complete them for each family member and submit them directly to the IRS directly for processing.

Do it yourself (with help). InternationalStudent.com has created an online IRS Form 8843 Wizard that pre-populates the Form 8843 automatically for you. You can enter all your details into the web form for them to pre-populate Form 8843 with all your details. Just check it over, sign and date it and send it to the IRS for processing.

Or you can seek Expert Tax Advice. InternationalStudent.com has partnered with Sprintax who provide expert tax advice and assistance (for a fee). You can contact them directly for assistance or advice. This is especially helpful for more complicated tax returns.

Filing your taxes is not optional.

Every international student and their dependents (including spouses and children of all ages) must file their tax if they were in the US during the previous calendar year.

Although it may seem difficult to file your tax return, there are a number of resources to help you comply with the law and your visa regulations.

Find out more at our partner site: InternationalStudent.com

And as always there’s much more International Financial Aid and College Scholarships information at iefa.org and on the blog. And you can contact us or check out our partners for further information.


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