Upvote Scholarship

August 10th, 2017 by Juncal Caballero

GotChosen Scholarship

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!

Eligibility

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!

  1. Register. You must register with your legal name.
  2. Apply for the scholarship. Fill in the application form, and click ‘Apply’.
  3. Add a photo to your profile. You must create a profile with a current photo of yourself.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!


Zeqr Scholarship

July 27th, 2017 by Juncal Caballero

Zeqr Scholarship
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.


SelfScore Scholarship

July 13th, 2017 by Juncal Caballero

SelfScore Scholarship

Deadline: September 28, 2017

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.


Student Scholarship from Unplag

February 4th, 2016 by Jonathan Frankel

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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.


RentHop: College & University Scholarship Program

January 21st, 2016 by Jonathan Frankel

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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.


International Student Voice Magazine Margaret W. Wong Scholarship

January 7th, 2016 by Jonathan Frankel

stack of moneyDeadline: January 22

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 Winter Essay Writing Contest

December 24th, 2015 by Jonathan Frankel

serving money-469544675Deadline: February 19

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.


2015 Travel Video Contest Voting Open

October 30th, 2015 by Jonathan Frankel

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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.


National Security Education Program David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship

October 16th, 2015 by Jonathan Frankel

money in handsNational Security Education Program David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship
Deadline: February 09

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.


Student Scholarship from Unplag

October 2nd, 2015 by Jonathan Frankel

writing an essayStudent Scholarship from Unplag
Deadline: March 1

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.


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