Monthly Archives: October 2008

The 2009 Critical Language Scholarship Program

If you are interested in studying foreign languages such as Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish and Urdu, you may want to apply for the scholarship program of The United States Department of State and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).

The CAORC offers overseas scholarships for intensive summer language institutes for the above-stated foreign languages. The scholarship is good this coming summer of 2009. This seven to ten week group-based intensive language program also includes extensive cultural enrichment experiences at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels.

Location of programs may include countries like Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Russia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Tunisia, or Turkey where the target languages are spoken.

The beauty of this language scholarship is that it covers travel to and from the student’s U.S. home city and program location, mandatory Washington, D.C. pre-departure orientation, applicable visa fees, room, board, group-based intensive language instruction, program-sponsored travel within country, and all entrance fees for CLS Program cultural enhancement activities.

All you need to shoulder is your own passport.  Of course, all applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be currently enrolled in a U.S. degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level. Full program details of the scholarship offer are available here. Interested applicants may apply online. Deadline of application is on Friday, November 14, 2008.

Microsoft Scholarship Is Now Available

Undergraduate students pursuing a degree in computer science and related technical disciplines may now apply for the 2009-2010 Technical Scholarships that are being funded by Microsoft Corporation.  Microsoft offers four types of technical scholarships namely General Scholarships, Women’s Scholarships, Underrepresented Minority Scholarships, and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities.

Qualified applicants are those who are currently attending a full time Bachelor’s degree program at any college or university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico. Students with different nationality can apply as long as they are studying in the aforementioned locations. Aside from this, other factors that may affect application include the students’ interest in the software industry, leadership commitment and financial needs.

To apply, applicants need to answer briefly the following essay in just one page of paper:
•    Describe how you demonstrate your passion for technology outside the classroom.
•    Describe the toughest technical problem you’ve worked on, how you addressed the problem, your role in reaching the outcome if it was team-based, and the final outcome.
•    Describe a situation that demonstrates initiative and your willingness to go above and beyond.
•    Describe how you are currently funding your college education.

Submit the said one-page essay along with the Printed Confirmation Page from Online Application to the Microsoft Internship Program, resume, transcript and letter of referral at Microsoft Scholarship Program, Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-8303.

Deadline for the 2009-2010 Microsoft Scholarship application is on February 1, 2009.  To know more about the application process, please visit the Microsoft Scholarship FAQ Page.

2009 IAM Scholarship Application Is Now On-going

The IAM Scholarship Program is currently accepting applications for 2009 academic year. Eligible applicants are seniors in high school and IAM members. Applicants with outstanding learning ability and versatility for college work as well as active participation in local community are given some preferences.  Of course, the opinion of applicants’ counselors and teachers also matter for the scholarship approval.

Interested applicants for the 2009 competition may get their Application Packets by visiting this link or by sending a self-addressed LABEL (not a self-addressed envelope) at IAM Scholarship Program, Room 117, 900 Machinists Place, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772-2687.

For AIM member-scholar, the AIM Scholarship Program awards $2,000 per academic year and for children of AIM members, scholarship awards are$1,000 per academic year.  All awards are granted and renewed each year (maximum of 4 years) until a Bachelor’s degree or a two-year vocational/technical program is attained by the scholars.

All application packets must be postmarked on or before February 27, 2009. Late application forms will no longer considered. So be sure that you complete all the requirements as early as possible. Complete information regarding this scholarship and all the details about the application process can be found here.

Scholarship Opportunities For Students Who want To Study In the USA

Students from the countries of Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu who wish to complete a degree at U.S. institutions of higher education may apply for the so called United States-South Pacific Scholarship Program.

This scholarship program is authorized by the U.S. Congress and funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. This is a merit-based scholarship program for deserving students from the South Pacific who want to pursue a degree in agriculture, business, computer science, education, environmental studies, journalism, political science, public administration, and standard liberal arts curriculum.

For this year, the United States-South Pacific Scholarship Program will give 5 scholarships for the academic year of 2009. Students applying for this scholarship should not be US citizens nor have dual citizenship (one being that of the United States). Preference is given to students who have not had extensive opportunities for study at educational institutions outside the Pacific Islands region.

All application documents may be obtained here or here and also through the U.S. embassies or consulates in Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand; Suva, Fiji; Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; and Majuro, Marshall Islands and  Honolulu, Hawaii. Deadline of application is on February 1, 2009.

Scholarship Opportunity For Foot Ball Athletes

If you are a member of a football team who needs financial assistance for your college education, there is a certain scholarship program in Austin Peay State University that is designed to assist football student-athlete who possesses those personal qualities exhibited by Rodney Long.

This is scholarship program is known as the Rodney Long Memorial Scholarship which is established in 1982.  The scholarship fundings of this program came from private contributions and also from proceeds of the annual Red vs. White Spring Football Scrimmage.

But since the Rodney Long Memorial Scholarship is basically a need-based scholarship program, student-athlete must present all the necessary documentations such as FAFSA assessment to prove his financial needs.

To inquire about the Austin Peay State University’s Rodney Long Memorial Scholarship, students may contact the APSU Athletic Director at (931) 221-7903 or send an email to Sherri Devers, the APSU Scholarship Coordinator.