Category Archives: International Students Scholarship

Coca−Cola Scholars Program Application This Coming August

For those students seeking for another possible source of college scholarship, you should try applying to the Coca−Cola Scholars Program. This year’s application for scholarship will open this August 2009 and they will only accept applicants until October 31, 2009; hence, preparing as early as now is recommended.

The Coca−Cola Scholars Program caters for seniors in high schools throughout the United States who need financial assistance for their college education.  Eligible seniors are those carrying at least 3.0 GPA and anticipating a high school diploma at the time of application. Even home schooled students are welcome to apply.

Unlike other scholarship programs, the Coca−Cola Scholars Program only requires essays, official transcripts, and two letters of recommendation when applicants qualify as semi-finalists. Likewise ,this scholarship is not limited for  citizens, nationals of permanent residents of  United States because even students  bearing  status as Temporary Residents, Refugees,  Asylees,  Cuban-Haitian Entrants and Humanitarian Parolees are not discriminated to apply for this scholarship.

Coca-Cola awards a total pf 250 four-year achievement-based scholarships! So, imagine how big your chance is in winning one of the 250 scholarships that you can use for 4 years. The amount of Coca−Cola scholarships is $20,000 each for the 50 students who will be awarded as National Scholars and $10,000 each for the 200 students who will be designated as Regional Scholars.

For more information about the Coca−Cola Scholars Program, please visit their scholarship website.

$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.

The Google’s 2009 Anita Borg Scholarship Application Is Now Open

The application for academic year 2009-2010 Google’s Anita Borg Scholarship Program is now ongoing. This scholarship is intended for female students who are entering their senior year in college or currently enrolled in graduate degree programs in the field of computer science or computer engineering.

And since this Google scholarship is a global program, female students studying in or outside United States regardless of their nationality are all welcome to apply for Anita Borg Scholarship. Previous applicants may also re-apply for this scholarship.

Chosen scholars will receive $10,000 each for the 2009-2010 academic year and Finalists will each receive$1,000 scholarship money. Selections of scholars are based on the strength of academic background and demonstrated leadership of the applicants.

The applications and requirements for Anita Borg Scholarship Program can be submitted online. First-time applicants will be required to register and create an account.  Applicants are also required to briefly answer three essay questions and to submit two letters of recommendation.

Last day of submission of application is on February 6, 2009. Online application is located in this linkFor more details of Google’s Anita Borg Scholarship Program, please visit the their Frequently Asked Questions page.

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.

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.

Looking For A Scholarship To Study In Germany?

There is an Undergraduate Scholarship from DAAD that is created to support deserving sophomore and junior US and Canadian students who are interested in studying, doing research, or completing an internship in Germany.

Foreign nationals are likewise welcome to apply as long as they have been full-time students at any accredited US or Canadian university for more than one year at the time of application and plan to return to the US or Canada after the scholarship period to complete their Bachelor’s degree.

Deadline of applications for the academic year 2009 – 2010 is on January 31, 2009. Please read the application guidelines  before applying to this scholarship. To begin your application process, please click here.

Cool Travel Photography Scholarship For College Students

This is not an academic scholarship contest but it is worth mentioning here because the prizes in this contest include a new Lenovo Ideapad Y-510 laptop computer and an Olympus E3 digital camera that are helpful for students in doing their research works and projects or home works. Plus, the experience that students can get from joining this contest is a significant opportunity of a lifetime.

So what scholarship is this?  Well, it is the National Geographic on-assignment photography contest  in the Australian Outback which is open to all currently enrolled college students all around the world who are at least 18 years of age, have passion in photography and available for travel in Longreach, Australia from August 19-26, 2008.

Applicants must be currently enrolled and actively studying at accredited college or university in their countries and can speak and write English fluently. Students must also have a valid driver’s license and should know how to drive a manual vehicle.

To apply for this travel scholarship, you must shoot and submit a maximum of five photos telling a story about a place you have visited. Photos will be judged according to originality, ability to convey a story through photos and the presence of excellent shooting technique. Applicants also need to complete an entry form and write a maximum of 300-wordessay on why you should be chosen.

Photo entries should be submitted to Flickr, tagged with the keywords ‘Scholarship 2008′ and added to the World Nomads Group. Remember that only tagged photographs in this group will be considered.  Deadline of submission is on midnight of June 30, 2008, Australian Eastern Standard time.

Easy Scholarship Contest That Could Give You $1000 Scholarship Money

Looking for easy scholarship contest that will not require you to submit documents or recommendations? Check out the Patricia M. McNamara Memorial Scholarship Contest because your 500-word essay could win you $1,000 scholarship money.

The Patricia M. McNamara Memorial Scholarship Contest is open to all students including international students who are currently enrolled in college or planning to attend an institute of higher education for the 2008-2009 academic year. And just like what I have said, joining in this scholarship contest is easy because students are not required to submit any credentials during essay submission.

All the students should do is to fill out the online form and write the 500-word essay on the space provided. The essay should be less than 500 words and must contain one major event that you feel has disrupted the natural flow of nature. So hurry, start writing your winning essay and be sure that you submit it on or before May 31, 2008.

Winners will be notified by phone and through email around July 2008. You could also see the list of winners at the status page of Patricia M. McNamara Memorial Scholarship.