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.
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 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.
Foreign students who wish to study about Italian language or Italian culture courses in authentic Italian school such as Scuola Leonardo Da Vinci in Italy may try to apply for scholarship through the Italian Consulate or Embassy that is located in their respective countries.
Simply contact or visit the Italian diplomatic or consular missions and ask about the scholarship offer for Scuola Leonardo Da Vinci. You will then complete the application form and requirements and submit it back at the embassy.
The scholarship applicants will be chosen by the the Minister of Foreign Affairs. For more study grant option, please visit the scholarship and financial aid page of the Scuola Leonardo Da Vinci.
For those students who are dreaming to study abroad but does not have enough financial capabilities to support advance studies, you may want to take a look at the Swiss Government Scholarship offer for foreign students. The Swiss government provides a several scholarship opportunities for each country such as USA and other Asian and African and European countries.
The scholarship is applicable for post-graduate Applied Science programs as well as in the field of design or music arts and is valid only for full time studies in Switzerland. The scholarship is not applicable for on-the-job studies, part-time studies or correspondence courses.
The scholarship duration is for the nine-month academic year with the amount of Sfr. 1’600 to Sfr. 1’920 every month depending on the course of program of the scholars. The renewal of scholarship depends on the county category. All scholarships can be applied around October of each year.
The application forms can be obtained from the Swiss diplomatic representation and also from the ministry of education of your country. For the complete details of this scholarship grant, please read here.
If you are looking for a high paying scholarship essay contest, check out the Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest, a scholarship competition that is sponsored by the Ayn Rand Institute. This contest could give you a whopping $10,000 that you can use to fund your college education.
The beauty of the Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest is that it is open to all college students and high school graduates worldwide. So whether you are in Europe, Asia or United Kingdom and even if you are not a United States citizen, you are more than welcome to join this contest.
Aside from the $10,000 as the first prize, the Ayn Rand Institute will also select 3 second prize winners who will be receiving $2,000 and another $1,000 each for the 5 third prize winners. Ayn Rand Institute will also give away $100 each for the 20 finalists and $50 each for the 20 semifinalists. So watch out for the theme or topic announcement this coming November!
The Da Vinci Scholarship awards $1500 scholarship money that can be used by the winner to pay for his or her tuition fee or any other expenses that are education-related. Eligible applicants are students who are between 16 to 25 years of age and currently attending high school or post secondary school.
This scholarship is actually an essay writing contest where applicants must submit at least 5000-word essay about the topic or question that is specified in the scholarship page. Submission of the essay is done online. All essay must be submitted before July 15.
This scholarship contest can be participated by students in and out the United States. So if you are looking for ways to raise funds for your college education, check out the Da Vinci essay scholarship contest and your essay could give you extra $1500 scholarship money.
Are you soon graduating in college and have plans to take up graduate or master studies by 2009? Then, why not consider the long term scholarship program by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia?
They just launched a fully funded scholarship program for students worldwide that will give full tuition, a living stipend, book and computer allowances, and summer and career enrichment programs to qualified science and technology students at their home institutions. Then after the scholars graduated form their respective universities, they will continue their master’s degree at KAUST by 2009 or 2010 as a fully funded scholar!
So if you are taking up resources, energy and environment; biosciences and engineering; materials science and engineering; applied mathematics or computational science as your undergraduate degree and have a vision to pursue a career in any of these fields of study, start inquiring about this scholarship now.
You may apply for a KAUST Discovery Scholarship directly via online application and send or attach all required documents by November 9, 2007. For more information, please click here.