Monthly Archives: January 2009

University of Minnesota Offers Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

University of Minnesota through Robert and Gail Buuck Family Fund for Disability Services is offering scholarship program for deserving students with disabilities. The scholarship provides students with disabilities a way to pursue their higher education and a chance to enhance and support their learning to develop their self advocacy and leadership.

The scholarship fund can be used by students to partially or fully pay their educational expenses. Selection of scholars is conducted by Disability Services according to certain established criteria. Eligible applicants are those having physical disabilities in mobility, hearing, vision, or systemic conditions who are currently enrolled as undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota.

Applicants should also be in good academic standing and if the scholars were able to attain a satisfactory academic progress, The Robert and Gail Buuck Family Fund for Disability Services may grant them another year of scholarship funding.

The Disability Services Scholarship Application Form can be downloaded here. Applicants must complete and submit the form and required documents on or before June 6. For more information, you may read the latest Robert and Gail Buuck Family Fund brochure.

Charleston Symphony Orchestra League Offers Scholarship For Young Musicians

Aspiring musicians or students who want to pursue a major in music in college may check out Charleston Symphony Orchestra League Scholarship Program for young musicians.  The college awards $2,000 worth of scholarships to Charleston tri-county residents.

Eligible applicants are the graduating seniors, members of the Youth Orchestra of the Lowcountry and Charleston Symphony Orchestra. Students who are planning to take summer music study may also apply.

To apply, interested students should audition at the Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip Street. Audition for this year will be on March 2, 2009. Students must also have at least 2.5 GPA, SAT score of 1000 and recommendation letters. If chosen as scholars, the scholarship money will be paid directly to the program or music instructor.

Scholarship application can be found here. Deadline of application submission is on January 30, 2009.

$100,000 Scholarship Opportunity For Students Of Developing Countries

Yes, there is an ongoing scholarship opportunity from OPEC Fund for International Development that is open for undergraduate students who are nationals of developing countries. And the at stake scholarship money is huge: $100,000 that student can use toward the completion of a Master’s degree or its equivalent at any accredited educational institution of his/her choice by academic year 2009 – 2010.

The $100,000 will be disbursed over a period of two years for paying the tuition fees, any supplementary examination fees, health insurance, and monthly stipend for living expenses, books and accommodation. The scholarship fund will also cover the relocation grant of student during the first year of master’s studies, travel expenditures from the scholar’s place of residence to the nearest airport of the scholar’s chosen place of study and of course, the cost of one-way air ticket to the scholar’s home country after the completion of master’s degree.

But because this program involves a huge scholarship fund, grabbing it is not really easy because applicants must be highly driven and motivated because they must select a subject of study that pertains to OFID’s core mission that includes economics of development (poverty reduction, energy and sustainable development), environment (desertification), or other related science and technology fields.

If you think you can take this challenge that can help you complete a Master’s degree in the future, then you must complete the online application form and submit the required essay and all other information or documents for this scholarship program. Just remember that you need to complete and submit all the requirements on or before June 30, 2009.

Scholarship Opportunity To Study In Japan

U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States who are currently enrolled as undergraduates in any accredited educational institution in the United States are encouraged to apply for the Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan. The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project awards a total of 100 of this scholarship every year.

Bridging Scholarship student scholars who belong in semester-long programs will be awarded $2,500 stipend or $4,000 stipend if the scholars are taking up academic year programs. The scholarship award can be used by students toward the travel and living expenses they will incur while they are studying in Japan.

This scholarship is open to students regardless of the course or degree they are currently taking and prior knowledge in Japanese language is not a requirement, so as long as you are interested to study in Japan, go and grab this scholarship opportunity.  You just need to complete the application form, submit the required documents and write a maximum of 500-word essay that tells about yourself, about  your interest in study in Japan and something about what you hope to achieve in a study abroad program.

Students who plan to study in Japan come this Fall 2009 may now apply for this scholarship. Last day of application is on April 6, 2009.

Mensa International Scholarship Program

The Mensa International Scholarship Program aims to provide financial assistance to eligible Mensa member to complete their college degree. This scholarship is awarded regardless of the applicant’s gender, race, religious affiliations, grade point average or financial needs.

Qualified applicants for Mensa International Scholarship Program are National Mensa members with good standing in their respective Mensa organizations. Children of Mensa members may apply as long as they are 25 years old and below. And since this is an International program, only those national Mensa members with foreign student status in any accredited educational institution in the United States may apply.

To begin the application process, applicants may download the application form here. The application form must be post-marked on or before January 15, 2009 together with the essay stating the applicant’s career, vocational or academic goals.

Click here for more information about Mensa scholarships.

2009 Scholarship Program For Students & Residents Of NY, NJ, CT, or PA

That’s right! If you are a permanent resident of f NY, NJ, CT, or PA or studying in a high school or college in any of the said states, you may be qualified to apply for the Scholarship Program of New York Women in Communications Inc. Foundation.

This scholarship program is open to all eligible high school seniors who will graduate this 2009 as well as to currently enrolled college students. The scholars will be selected based on their academic excellence, need, and involvement in the field of communications.

Likewise, applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.2 and should pursue a degree in communications like advertising, broadcasting, communications, English, film, journalism, marketing, new media, or public relations.

All applications must be postmarked by Friday, January 30, 2009. So be sure that the application form and all the requirements will be submitted before that date.  To download the application form, please proceed to this link.