If you’re an international student and use mobility equipment then you will want to apply for this scholarship! Mobility equipment can include a power wheelchair, manual wheelchair, or a mobility scooter, and students must be studying at a recognized American or Canadian university or college in a three or four year undergraduate program. Students from the United States and Canada are eligible to apply.
To apply for this scholarship you must submit a 500-word essay that answers the following question:
“Describe how you have demonstrated leadership in your community or school environment, and how it has helped you build your life skills.”
All applications must be received before December 15th. One lucky student will be notified in January if they are the $1500 winner.
This scholarship is through Silver Cross, a company founded in 1993 that specializes in mobility and accessibility products and resources. The purpose of this scholarship is “is to make a meaningful contribution in the life of those students who use wheelchairs for mobility purposes during the course of completing their education.”
You can find more information on eligibility and how to apply for the Silver Cross Stair Lifts Scholarship here.
Deadline: August 31, 2016
Do you believe in the value of words? Have you spent time abroad, or have you had to communicate in another language? If you answered “yes”, chances are that you’ve gained a deep appreciation of learning another language – and the value of being able to communicate in someone else’s native language. If that rings true for you, then this award may be for you.
If you are learning English or Spanish, over the age of 13 years old, are a current student, and wouldn’t mind being $1,000 richer, then you won’t want to miss your chance with this competition. Hosted by the infamous SpanishDict.com, they are giving one lucky winner $1,000 to help cover their educational expenses anywhere in the world.
They are looking for a short essay (yes, short! A maximum of 250 words) describing a time when you had to translate from either English to Spanish or alternatively, from Spanish to English, during a conversation or describing an experience.
They want to hear your experience, so be sure to be creative and think back to all your travels and the people you’ve met along the way. Write your best story and be sure to submit before August 31st to make sure you are considered! Learn more and check out this award right online – buena suerta!
Deadline: May 6, 2016
If you are an outstanding high school senior or a current college student studying (or planning on studying) in Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia, then you won’t want to miss this scholarship! Designed specifically for international students to help create a better life for themselves and their families, this one lucky award recipient will receive $1,000.
To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:
- You must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA
- Enrolled or accepted as an international student in a US school in Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia
- Your school must be a 2 or 4-year college
- Fully complete the application submitted by May 6th
Your application will require that you fill at the online application form, have two letters of recommendations (one of which must be from a teacher, professor, guidance counselor, or principal), an official transcript, and proof of acceptance or enrollment into an accredited university or college in Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia. You will also be required to submit two essays to further distinguish you and your ambitions. Essay topics will include discussing your professional aspirations, your inspiration in life, contributions to your community, etc.
If you are looking for some extra cash, and are interested in studying in Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia, be sure to check out this award and submit by Friday, May 6, 2016.
This competition is open to students around the world, and is looking to recognize tomorrow’s leaders. The focus of this award is on the themes of diversity and inclusion, and is committed to providing students with the opportunity to study at any university in France of the United Kingdom.
The winner of the award will earn $2,500 to help cover their tuition and any other university-related costs such as books, labs, fees, computer. There is also the potential to renew for another year.
Interested in studying in France or the UK? Here’s how:
To enter, students must discuss their efforts to promote diversity and inclusion, as well as how they plan to continue this work in the future. Students will be required to submit two detailed statements about this topic, and the active role they play in encouraging diversity at home (and perhaps, abroad). In addition to these essays, students will also need to submit a letter of recommendation, transcript, resume, and photo – so be sure to gather your materials and submit them before the deadline.
When’s the deadline? Be sure to get your award submitted by Saturday, April 30th to be entered to win. Learn more about the award here.
June 25, 2016
If you think you’ve got skills when it comes to writing, then you won’t want to miss the upcoming deadline of the International Essay Writing Contest where you’ll have the chance to win up to $3,000.
To enter, simply choose one of the following topics and show your creativity and critical thinking skills. Your essay should be between 1,000 and 1,700 words long, written in English, and original! Topics can be on any of the following:
- The Pro and Con Arguments for the Death Penalty
- Human Cloning Pros and Cons: Should People Interfere with Nature?
- Should Animals Be Used for Research? Is Their Role Replaceable?
- Limitations or Protection: Do Curfews Keep Teens Out of Trouble?
- Are We Too Dependent on Computers to Function Without Them?
Just reading these topics can fill you with a lot of thoughts and opinions as they can be quite complicated! Prizes include $3,000 for the winner, $2,000 for the First Runner-Up, and $2,000 for the Second Runner-Up. Your essay will also be published on blogs and social media profiles where thousands of students can be inspired around the world.
If you are interested in submitting your essay, be sure to check out the award and submit your essay by June 25, 2016.
Deadline: March 14
Are you thinking about studying abroad some place cool, but don’t have the money? Then you won’t want to miss the Korean Government Scholarship Program which will allow you to study in Korea for free – and even includes the cost of language classes!
Any why not? South Korea has one of the most advanced education systems, with state-of-the-art facilities. Not only that but Korea has a rich culture that has been preserved for many years, allowing students to share in the traditions!
Deadline is approaching, so be sure to submit your application before March 14th! To quality, you must be under the age of 40, must not be a Korean citizen, hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree as of September 1, 2016, and have a GPA of 2.64 or higher on a 4.0 scale. They are specifically looking for students who are pursuing the areas of:
- Computer Architecture
- Configurable Computing
- Approximate Computing
- Embedded Hardware Design
- Fault-Tolerant FPGA Architecture
- CORDIC Processor and Applications
Scholarship includes round-trip airfare, full cost of language training, waived tuition, medical insurance, as well as a monthly stipend and an additional stipend to help cover your initial arrival costs. Time is running out so if you are interested, be sure to submit all your information by March 14th. Learn more about this great opportunity by reading up on the KGSP scholarship here.
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
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.
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.
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.