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.
EssayMama is offering students from around the world the chance to win $550 just for writing an essay! Three winners will be picked by professional writers on the EssayMama team based upon a 0-100 point scale. Students can also get extra points for sharing contest details on social media.
To enter, you must submit an 800-1300 word essay that is original and created for the EssayMama Winter Essay Writing Contest. Your essay must be on one of the following essay topics:
1. How Necessary Is a College Education For You?
2. Why Do We Enjoy Watching Rich People on TV and in the Movies?
3. Does ‘Shame and Blame’ Method Work to Change Student’s Behavior?
4. Are Anti-smoking Advertisements Effective?
5. How Concerned Are You About Where Your Food Comes From?
6. Which Is More Important: Talent or Hard Work?
7. Can a Video Game Be a Work of Art?
8. Is Academic Cheating Getting Worse?
All submitted essays should be in English and the mail title should be [EssayMama Essay Writing Winter Contest], your name.
Three winners will be chosen and receive the following:
- 1st Place: $550
- 2nd Place: $400
- 3rd Place: $250
Along with a cash prize, the three top winners will be published on the EssayMama Blog. Get more information on the EssayMama contest and how you can enter.
Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship
Deadline: December 20
The Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship is back! Students can enter to win a Tortuga and $1,000 toward their study abroad program by applying before the December 20th deadline. To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:
-Be a US citizen, resident or currently studying in the US on a student visa
-Be a full time undergraduate student in good standing at a four- year, degree granting college or university in the US
-Have already applied to or been accepted to a study abroad program that’s eligible for credit at your US college or university
The winner will be announced on January 5th and the scholarship funds will be sent directly to the study abroad program or university in which the winner is studying and can be used for items like tuition, books, room and board, or travel.
Learn more about how to apply for the Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship here. There, eligible applicants can complete the application form and 500 word essay addressing: “What do you hope to learn by experiencing another culture? How do you expect to apply these lessons when you return home?”
Each year InternationalStudent.com hosts a Travel Video Contest for students from around the world. Like years in the past this year, this year the contest contained numerous impressive videos from students in a multitude of countries. Although each video was impressive and expressed just how much determination each of the contestants possess, only three winners were able to be chosen. After careful consideration, the InternationalStudent.com Travel Video Contest judges were able to name the winners, and here they are:
Grand Prize Winner ($4,000) – “My Second Chance at Life” by Amar Chaniago
“I was an introvert and I had never been outside my country to travel the world. But everything changed after I learned from my experience when I was dying and lost my friend. I began to work and save my money to travel. I have been travelling around Southeast Asia and Europe. However, traveling abroad seems not enough accomplishment for me, so I want something more which is study abroad to pursue my passion in psychology.”
2nd Prize Winner ($500) – “Place Yourself Where You Want To Be” by Michelle Leclercq
“What does it take to be happy? My life experiences made me realise the potential people have when they really want something. We have one life, and my goal is to do something that will make me happy I want to inspire people, through music. This is my story”
3rd Prize Winner ($250) – “The Missing Piece” by Léa Kriger-Bécourt
“Since I left France to study abroad, all I want is to discover different cultures to better understand our world. And I would like to visit people more than places. That’s why my video illustrates through this puzzle my project to go on an adventure in Mexico! Help me to experience a life in a biological community farm. You are the missing piece!”
Congratulations to each of the Travel Video Contest entrants, finalists and winners.
If you’re interested in entering this Travel Video Contest next year make sure you sign up to receive the latest alerts from InternationalStudent.com.
If you’re currently a full time international student or plan to be a full time international student you’re eligible to apply for the Resume Template Design Scholarship. One individual will be chosen to receive this $1,000 scholarship for creating a unique resume template and creative mock interview conversation. This scholarship requires students to think outside the box and provide their most creative ideas.
Students can be from any country, studying in any country and they do not need to be pursuing a specific degree. Students can also be full time undergraduate or graduate students. However, students must complete the following steps:
- Create a creative resume template design in Microsoft Word.
- Create a mock interview conversation in 1,500 words or less for a job position of your choice.
Get more details on the Resume Template Design Scholarship and how to enter before the December 31st deadline.
2015 Travel Video Contest Update
Although this year’s Travel Video Contest is closed for entries, you’re still able to participate! Get involved by watching each video, then vote for your favorite! One grand prize winner will be named during International Education Week and receive $4,000 along with their very own blog on InternationalStudent.com. However, before the grand prize winner is chosen, they first need your help determining the Viewer’s Choice Winner. Based upon your votes, the Viewer’s Choice Winner will be determined- this winner will receive $1,000 and an automatic entry into the finalist round!
The Viewer’s Choice Winner and finalists will be announced the week of November 9th, so make sure you watch each video and cast your vote before then! If you entered the 2015 Travel Video Contest don’t forget to ask your friends and family to vote for your video to help improve your chance of becoming the 2015 Viewer’s Choice Winner, and have a shot at becoming the grand prize winner!
If you missed your chance to enter the InternationalStudent.com Travel Video Contest, don’t worry, this is an annual contest which means you will have another chance next year! Make sure you keep up to date with when the contest kicks off by visiting us next year in September.
An initiative by the National Security Education Program is providing funding opportunities for US undergraduate students through the Boren Scholarships. This scholarship enables students to study less commonly taught languages within Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. Individuals who receive this scholarship will in exchange, commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.
Since Boren scholarships provide funding that promotes long term linguistic and cultural immersion, two or more semesters are strongly encouraged. Additionally, preference will be shown to individuals studying in countries, languages, and fields of study critical to the US national security.
This scholarship will provide the following maximum award amounts:
• $8,000 for a summer program (special initiative for STEM students only; 8 weeks minimum)
• $10,000 for a semester
• $20,000 for a full academic year
If you would like to work for the US federal government upon graduation, get more information on the National Security Education Program David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship, if you’re eligible and how to apply.
Unplag is sponsoring a scholarship for students around the world to have a chance at winning $2,000. Unplag is a plagiarism detection engine and has launched this contest to help promote originality amongst international students.
To enter, students can be from any country around the world, studying in any country around the world. Students can also be pursuing any degree program, however, they must be at least 18 years old to enter. To enter the contest you must submit a 500 word essay on one of the following topics:
• Academic cheating can deprive you of a successful career.
• Being original will soon become a trend.
• Technologies able to fight academic cheating.
• Does online education “promote” academic dishonesty?
• Can plagiarism be eliminated once and for all?
• Plagiarism addiction kills creativity and critical thinking.
• How does the digital age influence plagiarism and cheating?
• Is social networking causing a plagiarism problem?
• Cross-culture differences concerning plagiarism.
• What if some of my educators were found guilty of plagiarism?
Your essay should be creative, original, use humor and submitted by the deadline.
The $2,000 grand prize will be given directly to the college or university in which the winner is studying. This prize can then be used toward education related expenses.
Get more information on the Student Scholarship from Unplag and how to apply.
Ayn Rand is hosting a worldwide essay contest for students to have a chance at receiving one of more than 85 prizes. There is not an age limit for this contest, however, only twelfth graders, college undergraduates and college graduate students are able to apply before the October 23rd deadline for a chance to win. The following prizes will be awarded:
- One 1st place winner: $20,000
- Three 2nd place winners: $2,000
- Five 3rd place winners: $1,000
- Twenty-five finalists: $100
- Fifty semifinalists: $50
The winners will receive their prize as a cash prize, there is not a restriction on how the prize can be used.
Students from around the world can enter to win this essay contest as there is not a specific citizenship requirement. However, students can only submit one essay and it must be specific to Ayn Rand novel Atlas Shrugged.
The winners and finalists of this Contest will be notified by December 23rd. Get more information on the Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest and if you’re eligible to enter.
The InternationalStudent.com Travel Video Contest is back and ready for your entry! If you plan on becoming an international student or if you are currently, make sure you get the details you need on how to enter this contest. One lucky, grand prize winner will receive $4,000 and their very own blog on InternationalStudent.com. The InternationalStudent.com judges will also name a second place, third place and viewers’ choice winner. The grand prize winner will be announced on the last day of International Education Week: November 20th.
How to Enter:
If you would like to enter you need to be at least 18 years old and either plan on studying outside your home country or are currently. Create a 5 minute 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. Read the full list of rules and regulations before you enter.
Your video must be original and creative, and have been created specifically for the InternationalStudent.com Travel Video Contest.
Get more information on how to enter the 10th Annual Travel Video Contest.